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Riku Mesiniemi

Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland

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  • 11 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Finnish, Spanish; learning Catalan, Valencian, French, Swedish
  • 25, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Tvarminne Zoological Station
  • University of Helsinki, Aquatic Scie...
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About Me

Experiencing the unknown part of the world, find alternative ways of travelling and tell the story for your inspiration: http://majorrichard.blogspot.fi/

Meeting people, studying and my own art projects


I'm a social and life loving person! I like to do things my own way. Usually quite busy with all kinds of works and projects... Draw your own conclusion!


I like experiencing new stuff but still I feel like having the responsibility of the world and my own thing to do.
I have faith in myself and what I do. I'm often surprised by the fact that things turn out good that way.
Nothing great is easy, and nothing easy is great.
Keep painting until you got the picture you want.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


Well.. I participate by sleeping on your couch. I also try to offer mine when it's available. Share the good.. you know.


I've surfed in Copenhagen, Netherlands ; Engelberg, Swizerland ; Graz, Austria but also in Helsinki at my friends' places and my sisters couch. I've met so many inspiring people through CS - would definitely give a big hug for the founder of the site!


People. I spend my time skateboarding, studying aquatics, flyfishing, drawing (arts), video/photographing and listening to music. Im also very much into building stuff like bicycles and machines. If I could spend my whole summer just hiking and fishing the north, that would be awesome!

Music, Movies & Books

Too many good bands... Progressive rock, alternative, jazz, funk almost everything goes! Judging some music bad just points out the narrowness of your own music taste.

Ok, let me give some list of bands: Angus & Julia Stone, Bibio, Bonobo, The Bees, The Budos Band, The Cure, Candelaria, Coldplay, Cinematic Orchestra, David Bowie, Dj Shadow, Disco Ensemble, Incubus, Jimi Hendrix, Jhon Frusciante, Justice, Kingston Wall, Lapko, Lana Del Rey, Led Zeppelin, Mew, Mogwai, Parov Stelar, Pink Floyd, Porcupine Tree, Plutonium 74, Quantic, Queen, The Re-Stoned, Rubik, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Shaolin Afronauts, Sigur Rós, The Sword, The Smiths, Tallest Man On Earth, Tame Impala, Tycho, Witchcraft

Lately I been more and more into movies of Tarantino.
I like to go to these small movie festivals. Sometimes you find suprisingly good movies there!

I love watching inspiring stand up comedy such as Bill Hicks or Louis CK.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I've seen the northern lights, sky full of stars and stood on a frozen lake with a total silence around me.

Snowboarding the Alps, mountains with their snowy tips and a eagle in the clear blue sky. That was surreal!

I've visited las Fallas festival in Valencia.

I spent one month solo hitch hiking from Poland to Spain on September 2014.

I appreciate that you hesitate to read me profile before sending a message! Please start your message with: "Hei rakas Riku!" in order to multiply your chances of sleeping on my couch. :)

Teach, Learn, Share

I'm willing to share all things learned. Skateboarding, snowboarding.. you name it! I have taught myself how to cut my own hair and also helped my friends with their hair issues. So if you dare, have a seat and give me the scissors please! haha

I would like to learn how you cook in your country!

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland

Countries I've Lived In

Finland, Spain

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