Hannamari Lakkala

San Jose, California, United States

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  • Fluent in English, Finnish, Spanish; learning French, German, Swedish
  • 26, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • Project Coordinator at Tekes, the Finnish funding agency ...
  • International Business at Turku University School of Econ...
  • From Helsinki
  • Profile 60% complete

About Me


Understanding Silicon Valley.


I'm currently working in Silicon Valley at Tekes, the Finnish funding agency for innovation. I'm also still a student in Turku School of Economics finishing my Master's in international business.

Apart from being a money sucking business girl, I'm quite an artistic person. I used to sing in a couple of bands, act in theater and I still paint occasionally. I also love dancing although nowadays I only have time to do it on bar tables.

I am a social and talkative person and I like company and traveling. I have restless feet but a happy mind.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


By amusing peole with my travel stories.


Mostly great. I haven't surfed, but I have hosted and been to a lot of CS gatherings and events. However, I had one bad experience with a male surfer not understanding that couchsurfing is not bedsurfing. So if I host you, please do not try and take advantage of being in my house late at night. I don't wish to hook up with surfers, and that isn't gonna change with guitar playing, sweet words, or the French language. So please, under my roof, you can goof around and have fun, but in this sense you also have to know how to behave yourself.


music, theater, movies, arts, the world, languages, dance, experiences, adventures, books, travelling, rock music, business, marketing, politics, current affairs

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: Amelie, Edward Scissorhands, Chocolat, American Beauty, the Nightmare Before Christmas, Notting Hill, Finding Neverland, the Science of Sleep, Girl Interrupted, Life of Pi, Bad Education

Music: the Sounds, Foo Fighters, 3 Doors Down, Garbage, Eels, Red Hot Chili Peppers, 30 Seconds to Mars, the Knife, Frou Frou, Imogen Heap, Maroon 5, No Doubt

Books: The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear, the Master and Margarita, the Harry Potter series, the Universe, Milan Kundera´s books, the Picture of Dorian Gray,

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Bungee jumping in Acapulco, a week in the Amazon jungle, rafting in Cuzco, riding a bike down the world´s most dangerous road in La Paz, having a cocktail in the world's highest bar in the 118th floor of a skyscraper in Hong Kong, swimming with the stingrays in Cayman Islands, scuba diving with the sharks, sea lions and sea turtles in Galapagos Islands, singing to Elvis' old mike in Memphis, canoeing in the bio luminescent bay in Puerto Rico, joining the gigatic La Tomatina -tomato fight in Spain...

visited 33 states (14.6%)Create your own visited map of The World or website vertaling duits?

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you which parts of the Amazon river are not good for swimming, how close to a wild sea lion you should not go and why it is a bad idea to go surfing with a belly button ring.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Bahamas, Bolivia, Cayman Islands, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Italy, Jamaica, Latvia, Mexico, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russian Federation, San Marino, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

Finland, Hungary, Peru, Spain, United States

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