The X Factor 2016 has had tons of memorable moment. Who could forget Honey G’s gold tracksuit? Or when Louis Walsh decided to dazzle the world with his Irish jig? But are these the best? The answer, in our opinion, is a resounding no. No, the absolute highlight of the series has been seeing the […]
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Finnish kitchens come in all shapes and sizes, but if you look hard enough you’ll doubtless find a few common things in each. Don’t believe us? Scroll down to see 9 things we guarantee you’ll find in every Finnish kitchen.
You only have to wander around Helsinki on a summer’s day to see why it’s regularly listed as one of the world’s most livable cities. But it hasn’t always been that way. When King Gustavus Vasa of Sweden founded it in 1550 it was so unpopular he had to order the burghers of Rauma, Ulvila, […]
Living in the 21st century, it’s easy to forget that until relatively recently populations in cold-weather areas were practically stranded by snowy winters. That all changed with the invention of engine-powered snowmobiles. While we’re all familiar with the modern version it turns out the snowmobile has a long and colourful history, spanning more than a […]
Thanks to its geography, its people, its language and its culture, Finland can claim to be one of Europe’s most weirdly wonderful countries. To give a taster of its uniqueness, here are 14 fantastic Finnish facts which help showcase some of the traits that make this Nordic country so very special.
Finland has been making a very fashionable name for itself in recent years. Big names like Marimekko and Ivana Helsinki remain industry pillars, and more and more up and coming fashion designers can be found in Finland every year. The more the merrier, but the fact remains that Finland has always been fashion forward — just take a […]
Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the past few weeks, you’re probably aware that approximately 90% of the world’s population is completely obsessed with Pokemon GO. The new mobile game has gamers venturing outdoors to capture Pokemon and visit PokeStops in the real world. PokeStops, where players can find items such as potions […]
Empty streets, silent cities, closed shops — wait, what kind of holiday is this Juhannus?! The utter deadness of Finnish cities at Juhannus, or Midsummer, often leaves unsuspecting foreigners baffled. Unlike the raucous celebrations of Vappu in Finnish city centers, Midsummer is all about escaping the hectic city lifestyle. Most Finns flock to the peace […]
Mother’s Day is all about showing the wonderful, hard-working mothers in your life just how much they mean to you. Naturally, we all want to make an effort to show our love every day of the year, but Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to make a statement with the perfect gift. The best Mother’s […]
With much of the decade dominated by World War II, the 1940s have not gone down in history as the happiest of times. But the 40s had much more to them than war. Swing dancing, jazz, fabulous fashion, classic film, and even the first computer all helped to define the decade as well. People of […]
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