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  • 32 References 6 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Finnish; learning Portuguese, Spanish
  • 32, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • College student
  • Journalism and international politics student
  • From Long Beach
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me


Meet great people and make some new friends!


I was born and raised in Finland, the beautiful country of Santa Claus, reindeer, winter sports and midnight sun. I have traveled in more than thirty countries and lived in three of them: Brazil, Cyprus and the U.S. I found my way to California about two years ago, when I started the college in Long Beach. Before deciding to stay in Long Beach, I explored Miami and Hermosa Beach for almost 10 months, but finally fell in love with the perfect mix of ghettoness and fanciness of my current hometown.


I can do whatever I want as long as I believe in it!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


So far I've mostly attended local events here in Long Beach and LA meeting lots of great people with similar interests.


I have traveled around the world, but actually couch surfed just once. Thanks for my friend and traveling buddy who introduced me to this awesome invention a short time ago...=) And thanks for my great hosts who made sure that I got absolutely hooked!


Extreme sports, beaches, traveling, politics, photographing, Greek and Roman history, life stories, new friends, hiking and camping, good food - better company, outdoors stuff... I wanna learn to surf!

  • dining
  • flying
  • politics
  • traveling
  • outdoor activities
  • hiking
  • camping
  • sports
  • extreme sports
  • history
  • beaches

Teach, Learn, Share

"It's not how much you do, but how much love you put into the doing that matters." (Mother Teresa)

"Life is 10% what happens to us, and 90% what we do with that."

"You must be the change that you wish to see in the world." (Gandhi)

"When we walk to the edge of all the light we have and take a step into the darkness of the unknown, we must believe that one of two things will happen: either there will be something solid for us to stand on, or we will be taught to fly." (Frank Outlaw)

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, France, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

Brazil, Cyprus, Finland, United States

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