We’ve all had these moments, “what, did I say something wrong?”. It could have been something really innocent that is downright disgusting for someone else, but it also could have been something you didn´t say. A couple of pointers for your travels.
In Finland, summer's meant to restore our sanity after a bleak autumn, winter and spring. Sometimes, though, the weather fails us. Happily, there are upsides.
What's annoying about Finland? Well, the bans that, more or less, keep us safe are sometimes a little too weird for words. Here are some of the strangest.
Photographer Markus Watkins shares beautiful photos of a lakeside landscape bathing in the almost-sunset of Finnish midsummer.
Author Joel Willans talks icebreakers with maritime historian Aaro Sahari. We learn that Finland was a very isolated place before year-round open waterways.
Helsinki resident Joel Willans reads from his upcoming book “101 Very Finnish Problems”, and spills the beans on annoying Finnish alcohol laws.
70 years ago Finland was still something of an agrarian backwater. Fast forward to today and Finns live in one of the most futuristic societies on earth. They might not be teleporting to their summer cottages yet or clearing snow with robot servant, but here's are 7 super ways that Finns are already living in the future.
Finnish summers are short and sweet, but they sure can be spectacular! It's important to enjoy every single second of them before the long dark winter comes once again. In Finland, summer appreciation has been turned into an art form -- nobody soaks up the sun like the Finns do. Need some proof? Just take a look at these historical photos of Finns loving the Helsinki summer. Take notes, because you just might learn a thing or two.
Are Finnish summer cottages more labour camp than holiday camp? Very Finnish Problems creator, and Helsinki resident Joel Willans discusses Finns love of forest work with Ink Tank writer Thomas Nybergh.