Entries by Naomi Matthes

More than sauna: The 6 most Finnish things to do in your 20s

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 […]

12 tell-tale signs you learned to drink in Finland

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 […]

Ghastly picnic destinations: 5 places in Finland let down by their names

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 […]