Valentine’s Day. Taunting reminders of your hollowing loneliness if you’re single. Being forced to spend a ridiculous amount of money on heart-shaped balloons and stuffed animals if you’re in a relationship. Fortunately, not in Finland! In Finland, Valentine’s Day is uncommercial and celebrates friendship rather than romantic love (the day is even referred to as […]
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The general interests of 20-somethings seem somewhat universal. Depending on location, though, the expression of these preferences often vary. Finland is a small country and has a challenging climate (unless you’re very much into skiing), so young people have gotten creative. From adventurous spots for lovemaking to becoming an internet sensation overnight, here are ideas […]
The Finnish people. We’re a sauna bathing, ice hole swimming, metal music loving and often very gloomy group. Is there more to the mentality of a Finn? Really dissecting the customs and habits of the Finnish people, we discovered some interesting building stones to their mentality, ones you won’t read about in Monocle.
Finns are world-renowned for their fondness for drink. The Finnish people also have a very distinctive way of getting hammered, which often involves copious amounts of alcohol drunk very quickly. Consequently, learning to drink like a Finn can be a challenging venture (which is helped by a liver with supernatural healing powers). Apparently, being able […]
All around the world, our forefathers in charge of naming places have on occasion let their morbid sense of humour flourish (or alternatively the job just really gets to you after a while, go figure). Finland, of course, is no exception. Hell and murder appear to have been especially attractive and marketable concepts in ye […]
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