Sometimes it takes more than two to tango. Short biographies of the duo as well as further forces behind the scenes, with specifics of expertise and individual contact information - and an expression of gratitude for everyone who has helped us along the way.

Juho Sarno

 

CEO, Producer

 

A globetrotter, hopeless romantic and free soul at heart, he suddenly got thrown into family life, went on the crazy tuk tuk journey to discover himself, and has honourably risen to face the challenges of marriage and fatherhood while juggling with the production of our company. Harbouring a sophisticated mind with incredibly detailed memory, his excitement towards everything in life rubs on to those he is in contact with, and everyone is welcome in his loving heart. An expert at jumping to intuitive action first and (possibly) thinking about it later, there’s nothing outside the realm of possibility for this dynamo, whose wide, warm smile rivals that of angels.

 

· graduated from the Circus Arts Programme of Koulutuskeskus Salpaus in 2010

 

· special skills include teaching, knowledge in history, experience in public speaking and working with groups with special needs

 

+358 50 5429 218

juho@tuktuktravellers.com

Pyry Kääriä

 

Art Director & Head Chef

 

A warm-hearted visionary in multiple disciplines, he has lived and travelled around the world his whole life, finally to reconnect with his Northern roots and settle down - yet he cannot help longing for the open humanity and delicious street food of his other home of Thailand. Deeply thorough and sensible, he is a treasure chest of inspiration and wisdom for all who have the courage to get close enough to look inside. An intelligent, honest man who does all he can to live up to his word, while mastering the noble art of letting go and focusing on what is essential for life to thrive as a whole.

 

· trained under Japanese sushi chef Seiji Inoue

 

· has extensive experience working in restaurants

 

· graduated from Turku Arts Academy with a BA in Circus Arts in 2013

 

· special skills include a unique, osteopathy-influenced healing technique, knowledge in herbalism, experience in theatre and directing, butoh dance

 

+358 44 571 6543

pyry@tuktuktravellers.com

Juulia Valkola

 

Audiovisual Designer

 

A free artist and friend awaiting back home while searching for truly fearless company in life, she jumped on the tuk tuk once it arrived in Finland and has been a helping hand ever since. With a heart full of surprises and deep empathic awareness, there is nothing she cannot do, and in everything she does she gives part of her soul. She truly is an artist of life. Whenever things seem hopeless, she takes it upon herself to raise the flag of high spirits even higher, and aspires to give her all while expecting nothing in return.

 

· graduated from Turku Arts Academy with a BA in Animation in 2016

 

· special skills include animation, illustration, concept design, graphic design, making music, web design, listening

 

      www.juuliavalkola.com

+358 40 96 19118

juulia@tuktuktravellers.com

A Place of Gratitude

This is the most important part of our site to us, since we cannot exaggerate our gratitude to everyone that has helped us along our journey. In life, no matter how much one would so like for egoistic purposes, we do not and cannot do things alone. Many see that we have done something incredible, but that is just not the case. Together we have done something incredible and beautiful, because if anyone that is on this list would not have helped, Tuk Tuk Travellers might not exist anymore and the philosophy behind it would not have grown as deep.

 

We travelled through some of the world's so-called most “dangerous” countries without any protection, only to discover that the world is full of absolutely wonderful human beings willing to help each other through life.

 

There are dozens if not hundreds of people whose names we do not know, yet each have helped along the way, and every single one of them deserves our warmest gratitude. Thank you to all who carry that spark of love in your heart. Let us help each other help each other, together we can change the world!

Elina & Atlas

Molla & Tane

Sirpa & Jukka

Kimmo, Katri, Karla & Karita

Jaska, Anni & Sofia

Juuso, Paola, Anton & Joel

Eija-Irene & Jarmo

Johannes, Katri, Alvar, Verner & Oliver

Samuel, Marjo & Anton

 

Nino Hynninen

Abdul Qadir Abid, Zefi Alan, Raza Ali, Ali Alism, Amjad Amin, Jamal Anwar, Fahd Aziz, Abishek Bajaj, Emre Balista, Tatiana De Biasi, Jan-Erik Blomberg, Johan Bolin, Marta Ilona Brzeska,

Jukka Dahblom & Family, Thomas Deflorian, Dheb Dewa, Petr Dvorny, Aicha Sara Etihad, Joni Falck, Yasmine Grairia, Emmi Haapajoki, Ida-Stiina Haataja, Jukka Haataja, Shiraz Hassan, Pia Heikkilä, Petri Helander & Lyhty ry, Jani Hietanen, Esa Hjerppe, Hotel Corona & Staff, Olli Ilmonen, Leo James, Jenna Jauhiainen, Pukku Jeeyapan, Suvi Jokinen, Ranma Jung, Özge Kaya, Johanna Kellomäki, Jussi-Petteri Kemppainen, Jani Keskinen, Seija Kinni, Hülya Kirenci, Juhani Klementti, Kristiina Komulainen, Marcello Koze & Pah, Riikka Krenn, Ville Kulmala, Maiju Kuivalainen, Maneesh Kumar, Lauri Kutila, Tuija Kuusmetsä, Aleksi Lehtinen, Svante Lehtinen, Lili, Ami Lindholm & Family, Jaska Lukkarinen, Phisarn Madan, Janne Mahlamäki, Shahid Ali Malik, Olivia May, Vera Mayantal, Minja Mertanen, Karri & Bella Miettinen, Hili Moreno, Urito Moreno, Osama & the Motiwala Family, Roosa Murto, Mustafa Merchant, Heli Määttänen, Outi Neuvonen, Lauri Nio, Aleksi Ollikainen-Read, Pekka Ollula, Ahmet Oturak, Marika Paaso, Osku Paavonkallio, Raimo Pahkasalo, Peter Parker, Jonathan Phillips, Mattana Boo Phoprasart, P Hotpot Photpot, JP Piper, Jori Pitkänen, Lotta-Maria Pitkänen, Mike Pohjola, Anni Porrasmäki, Jarno Pousi, Pylle, Aapo Pölhö, Tero Raassina & Family, Oskar Rask, Anni Riiheläinen, Vanessa Riki, Jooa Rissanen, Jaakko Ruotsalainen, Sampsa Rydman, Silla Ristimäki & Sergio, Gurdeep & Ranjeet Singh Saggu & Family, Simone & Pui, Sirkus Kathmandu, Ville Saarikoski, Joonas Sahramaa, Peemai Saikrajang, Falang Salad, Karan Saluja, Marja Sannikka, Mahaar Sharukh, Mahmoud Shyyah, Pia Silvander, Pramuansri Sriburee, Måns Strömberg, Amanda Sutton & Family, Hannah Sutton, Taku Suzuki & Family, Jussi Syrenius, Otto Tammivaara, Ave Tampere & Family, Tuukka Terho, Marloes Thijs, Pong Wat Tiyapornchai, Jyrki Tsutsunen, Jani Uljas, Maarit Utriainen, Mari Vepsäläinen, Rauli Virtanen, Markus Vähälä, Wanida, Samuli Welin, Anne Westerweele, Kirsti Westfalen, Rasmus Aleksi Witikka, Jednipit Jay Wongjedjan

Customers in Käpylä

 

All of our customers

 

& last but absolutely not least –

 

♥♥♥ our crowdfunding superstars ♥♥♥

 

 

We're so sorry if you should be on this list yet do not see your name. Sometimes we take for granted those we ought to thank the most, and sometimes we fail to recall the importance of a certain gesture of goodwill. Please do not hesitate to remind us – we appreciate it greatly!

 

Thank you, everyone

THE TEAM

Juho Sarno

 

CEO, Producer

 

A globetrotter, hopeless romantic and free soul at heart, he suddenly got thrown into family life, went on the crazy tuk tuk journey to discover himself, and has honourably risen to face the challenges of marriage and fatherhood while juggling with the production of our company. Harbouring a sophisticated mind with incredibly detailed memory, his excitement towards everything in life rubs on to those he is in contact with, and everyone is welcome in his loving heart. An expert at jumping to intuitive action first and (possibly) thinking about it later, there’s nothing outside the realm of possibility for this dynamo, whose wide, warm smile rivals that of angels.

· graduated from the Circus Arts Programme of Koulutuskeskus Salpaus in 2010

 

· special skills include teaching, knowledge in history, experience in public speaking and working with groups with special needs

Pyry Kääriä

 

Art Director & Head Chef

 

A warm-hearted visionary of multiple disciplines, he has lived and travelled around the world his whole life, finally to reconnect with his Northern roots and settle down - yet he cannot help longing for the open humanity and delicious street food of his other home of Thailand. Deeply thorough and sensible, he is a treasure chest of inspiration and wisdom for all who have the courage to get close enough to look inside. An intelligent, honest man who does all he can to live up to his word, while mastering the noble art of letting go and focusing on what is essential for life to thrive as a whole.

· trained under Japanese sushi chef Seiji Inoue

 

· has extensive experience working in restaurants

 

· graduated from Turku Arts Academy with a BA in Circus Arts in 2013

 

· special skills include a unique, osteopathy-influenced healing technique, knowledge in herbalism, experience in theatre and directing, butoh dance

Juulia Valkola

 

Audiovisual Designer

 

A free artist and friend awaiting back home while searching for truly fearless company in life, she jumped on the tuk tuk once it arrived in Finland and has been a helping hand ever since. With a heart full of surprises and deep empathic awareness, there is nothing she cannot do, and in everything she does she gives part of her soul. She truly is an artist of life. Whenever things seem hopeless, she takes it upon herself to raise the flag of high spirits even higher, and aspires to give her all while expecting nothing in return.

· graduated from Turku Arts Academy with a BA in Animation in 2016

 

· special skills include animation, illustration, concept design, graphic design, making music, web design, listening

 

  www.juuliavalkola.com

Sometimes it takes more than two to tango. Short biographies of the duo as well as further forces behind the scenes, with specifics of expertise and individual contact information - and an expression of gratitude for everyone who has helped us along the way.

Juho Sarno

 

CEO, Producer

A globetrotter, hopeless romantic and free soul at heart, he suddenly got thrown into family life, went on the crazy tuk tuk journey to discover himself, and has honourably risen to face the challenges of marriage and fatherhood while juggling with the production of our company. Harbouring a sophisticated mind with incredibly detailed memory, his excitement towards everything in life rubs on to those he is in contact with, and everyone is welcome in his loving heart. An expert at jumping to intuitive action first and (possibly) thinking about it later, there’s nothing outside the realm of possibility for this dynamo, whose wide, warm smile rivals that of angels.

Pyry Kääriä

 

Art Director & Head Chef

A warm-hearted visionary in multiple disciplines, he has lived and travelled around the world his whole life, finally to reconnect with his Northern roots and settle down - yet he cannot help longing for the open humanity and delicious street food of his other home of Thailand. Deeply thorough and sensible, he is a treasure chest of inspiration and wisdom for all who have the courage to get close enough to look inside. An intelligent, honest man who does all he can to live up to his word, while mastering the noble art of letting go and focusing on what is essential for life to thrive as a whole.

Juulia Valkola

 

Audiovisual Designer

A free artist and friend awaiting back home while searching for truly fearless company in life, she jumped on the tuk tuk once it arrived in Finland and has been a helping hand ever since. With a heart full of surprises and deep empathic awareness, there is nothing she cannot do, and in everything she does she gives part of her soul. She truly is an artist of life. Whenever things seem hopeless, she takes it upon herself to raise the flag of high spirits even higher, and aspires to give her all while expecting nothing in return.

A Place of Gratitude

This is the most important part of our site to us, since we cannot exaggerate our gratitude to everyone that has helped us along our journey. In life, no matter how much one would so like for egoistic purposes, we do not and cannot do things alone. Many see that we have done something incredible, but that is just not the case. Together we have done something incredible and beautiful, because if anyone that is on this list would not have helped, Tuk Tuk Travellers might not exist anymore and the philosophy behind it would not have grown as deep.

 

We travelled through some of the world's so-called most “dangerous” countries without any protection, only to discover that the world is full of absolutely wonderful human beings willing to help each other through life.

 

There are dozens if not hundreds of people whose names we do not know, yet each have helped along the way, and every single one of them deserves our warmest gratitude. Thank you to all who carry that spark of love in your heart. Let us help each other help each other, together we can change the world!

Elina & Atlas

Molla & Tane

Sirpa & Jukka

Kimmo, Katri, Karla & Karita

Jaska, Anni & Sofia

Juuso, Paola, Anton & Joel

Eija-Irene & Jarmo

Johannes, Katri, Alvar, Verner & Oliver

Samuel, Marjo & Anton

 

Nino Hynninen

Abdul Qadir Abid, Zefi Alan, Raza Ali, Ali Alism, Amjad Amin, Jamal Anwar, Fahd Aziz, Abishek Bajaj, Emre Balista, Tatiana De Biasi, Jan-Erik Blomberg, Johan Bolin, Marta Ilona Brzeska,

Jukka Dahblom & Family, Thomas Deflorian, Dheb Dewa, Petr Dvorny, Aicha Sara Etihad, Joni Falck, Yasmine Grairia, Emmi Haapajoki, Ida-Stiina Haataja, Jukka Haataja, Shiraz Hassan, Pia Heikkilä, Petri Helander & Lyhty ry, Jani Hietanen, Esa Hjerppe, Hotel Corona & Staff, Olli Ilmonen, Leo James, Jenna Jauhiainen, Pukku Jeeyapan, Suvi Jokinen, Ranma Jung, Özge Kaya, Johanna Kellomäki, Jussi-Petteri Kemppainen, Jani Keskinen, Seija Kinni, Hülya Kirenci, Juhani Klementti, Kristiina Komulainen, Marcello Koze & Pah, Riikka Krenn, Ville Kulmala, Maiju Kuivalainen, Maneesh Kumar, Lauri Kutila, Tuija Kuusmetsä, Aleksi Lehtinen, Svante Lehtinen, Lili, Ami Lindholm & Family, Jaska Lukkarinen, Phisarn Madan, Janne Mahlamäki, Shahid Ali Malik, Olivia May, Vera Mayantal, Minja Mertanen, Karri & Bella Miettinen, Hili Moreno, Urito Moreno, Osama & the Motiwala Family, Roosa Murto, Mustafa Merchant, Heli Määttänen, Outi Neuvonen, Lauri Nio, Aleksi Ollikainen-Read, Pekka Ollula, Ahmet Oturak, Marika Paaso, Osku Paavonkallio, Raimo Pahkasalo, Peter Parker, Jonathan Phillips, Mattana Boo Phoprasart, P Hotpot Photpot, JP Piper, Jori Pitkänen, Lotta-Maria Pitkänen, Mike Pohjola, Anni Porrasmäki, Jarno Pousi, Pylle, Aapo Pölhö, Tero Raassina & Family, Oskar Rask, Anni Riiheläinen, Vanessa Riki, Jooa Rissanen, Jaakko Ruotsalainen, Sampsa Rydman, Silla Ristimäki & Sergio, Gurdeep & Ranjeet Singh Saggu & Family, Simone & Pui, Sirkus Kathmandu, Ville Saarikoski, Joonas Sahramaa, Peemai Saikrajang, Falang Salad, Karan Saluja, Marja Sannikka, Mahaar Sharukh, Mahmoud Shyyah, Pia Silvander, Pramuansri Sriburee, Måns Strömberg, Amanda Sutton & Family, Hannah Sutton, Taku Suzuki & Family, Jussi Syrenius, Otto Tammivaara, Ave Tampere & Family, Tuukka Terho, Marloes Thijs, Pong Wat Tiyapornchai, Jyrki Tsutsunen, Jani Uljas, Maarit Utriainen, Mari Vepsäläinen, Rauli Virtanen, Markus Vähälä, Wanida, Samuli Welin, Anne Westerweele, Kirsti Westfalen, Rasmus Aleksi Witikka, Jednipit Jay Wongjedjan

THE TEAM

Sometimes it takes more than two to tango. Short biographies of the duo as well as further forces behind the scenes, with specifics of expertise and individual contact information - and an expression of gratitude for everyone who has helped us along the way.

+358 50 5429 218

juho@tutktuktravellers.com

+358 44 571 6543

pyry@tutktuktravellers.com

+358 40 96 19118

juulia@tutktuktravellers.com

Abdul Qadir Abid, Zefi Alan, Raza Ali, Ali Alism, Amjad Amin, Jamal Anwar, Fahd Aziz, Abishek Bajaj, Emre Balista, Tatiana De Biasi, Jan-Erik Blomberg, Johan Bolin, Marta Ilona Brzeska,

Jukka Dahblom & Family, Thomas Deflorian, Dheb Dewa, Petr Dvorny, Aicha Sara Etihad, Joni Falck, Yasmine Grairia, Emmi Haapajoki, Ida-Stiina Haataja, Jukka Haataja, Shiraz Hassan, Pia Heikkilä, Petri Helander & Lyhty ry, Jani Hietanen, Esa Hjerppe, Hotel Corona & Staff, Olli Ilmonen, Leo James, Jenna Jauhiainen, Pukku Jeeyapan, Suvi Jokinen, Ranma Jung, Özge Kaya, Johanna Kellomäki, Jussi-Petteri Kemppainen, Jani Keskinen, Seija Kinni, Hülya Kirenci, Juhani Klementti, Kristiina Komulainen, Marcello Koze & Pah, Riikka Krenn, Ville Kulmala, Maiju Kuivalainen, Maneesh Kumar, Lauri Kutila, Tuija Kuusmetsä, Aleksi Lehtinen, Svante Lehtinen, Lili, Ami Lindholm & Family, Jaska Lukkarinen, Phisarn Madan, Janne Mahlamäki, Shahid Ali Malik, Olivia May, Vera Mayantal, Minja Mertanen, Karri & Bella Miettinen, Hili Moreno, Urito Moreno, Osama & the Motiwala Family, Roosa Murto, Mustafa Merchant, Heli Määttänen, Outi Neuvonen, Lauri Nio, Aleksi Ollikainen-Read, Pekka Ollula, Ahmet Oturak, Marika Paaso, Osku Paavonkallio, Raimo Pahkasalo, Peter Parker, Jonathan Phillips, Mattana Boo Phoprasart, P Hotpot Photpot, JP Piper, Jori Pitkänen, Lotta-Maria Pitkänen, Mike Pohjola, Anni Porrasmäki, Jarno Pousi, Pylle, Aapo Pölhö, Tero Raassina & Family, Oskar Rask, Anni Riiheläinen, Vanessa Riki, Jooa Rissanen, Jaakko Ruotsalainen, Sampsa Rydman, Silla Ristimäki & Sergio, Gurdeep & Ranjeet Singh Saggu & Family, Simone & Pui, Sirkus Kathmandu, Ville Saarikoski, Joonas Sahramaa, Peemai Saikrajang, Falang Salad, Karan Saluja, Marja Sannikka, Mahaar Sharukh, Mahmoud Shyyah, Pia Silvander, Pramuansri Sriburee, Måns Strömberg, Amanda Sutton & Family, Hannah Sutton, Taku Suzuki & Family, Jussi Syrenius, Otto Tammivaara, Ave Tampere & Family, Tuukka Terho, Marloes Thijs, Pong Wat Tiyapornchai, Jyrki Tsutsunen, Jani Uljas, Maarit Utriainen, Mari Vepsäläinen, Rauli Virtanen, Markus Vähälä, Wanida, Samuli Welin, Anne Westerweele, Kirsti Westfalen, Rasmus Aleksi Witikka, Jednipit Jay Wongjedjan