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A home all to yourself NEW
Way up North 7 Months, 6 Days, 15 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
When a Finnish teenager graduates from secondary school, they’re likely to sigh of relief and relocate to their first own place. Much the same as in any other country. What makes the Finnish first-time-away-from-home-r different from others, is...
A home all to yourself NEW
Way up North 7 Months, 6 Days, 15 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
When a Finnish teenager graduates from secondary school, they’re likely to sigh of relief and relocate to their first own place. Much the same as in any other country. What makes the Finnish first-time-away-from-home-r different from others, is...
The Stalking Finn NEW
Way up North 7 Months, 2 Weeks, 16 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
We have several words for stalker in Finnish. They all have a slightly different connotations, mainly varying in terms of the severity of the stalking. Vaanija and ahdistelija are the peeping Toms of this world, the creeps. But kyttääjä...
The Stalking Finn NEW
Way up North 7 Months, 2 Weeks, 16 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
We have several words for stalker in Finnish. They all have slightly different connotations, mainly varying in terms of the severity of the stalking. Vaanija and ahdistelija are the peeping Toms of this world, the creeps. But kyttääjä...
Crossing the road NEW
Way up North 8 Months, 4 Weeks, 2 Days, 8 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
I’ve discovered crossing the road to be quite a cultural thing. It varies between countries but also within. A few things apply everywhere in Finland. You wait for the light to turn green even if there are no cars around. Sometimes people rebel...
Crossing the road NEW
Way up North 8 Months, 4 Weeks, 2 Days, 8 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
I’ve discovered crossing the road to be quite a cultural thing. It varies between countries but also within. A few things apply everywhere in Finland. You wait for the light to turn green even if there are no cars around. … Continue read...
Ulkomaalaiset Suomessa NEW
Way up North 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 23 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
As part of the European multilingual blogging day, this will be my first post in Finnish – conveniently enough about foreigners in Finland Suomeen eksyy aina silloin tällöin ulkomaalaisia ja uskon, että mietimme kaikki yhtä...
Ulkomaalaiset Suomessa NEW
Way up North 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 23 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
As part of the European multilingual blogging day, this will be my first post in Finnish – conveniently enough about foreigners in Finland Suomeen eksyy aina silloin tällöin ulkomaalaisia ja uskon, että mietimme kaikki yhtä...
On a minor note NEW
Way up North 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 11 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
Yesterday a friend came over to my place, we invented cocktails, had a laugh and decided to continue the night in town. We went to a pub. It was a fairly typical fare, one you might find almost anywhere in the world. The bar teeming with intoxicated...
On a minor note NEW
Way up North 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 11 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
Yesterday a friend came over to my place, we invented cocktails, had a laugh and decided to continue the night in town. We went to a pub. It was a fairly typical fare, one you might find almost anywhere in … Continue reading →...
Autumn NEW
Way up North 10 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 12 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
Autumn in Finland is something spectacular and totally my favourite time of the year...
Autumn NEW
Way up North 10 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 12 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
Autumn in Finland is something spectacular and totally my favourite time of the year...
The Finnish It NEW
Way up North 10 Months, 4 Weeks, 14 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
“Where’s Minna?” “It’s at work, I think it gets off around 4.” That’s an exact translation of a conversation I could have with my mother about my sister, an example of the Finnish it. Finnish 3rd person singu...
The Finnish It NEW
Way up North 10 Months, 4 Weeks, 14 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
“Where’s Minna?” “It’s at work, I think it gets off around 4.” That’s an exact translation of a conversation I could have with my mother about my sister, an example of the Finnish it. Finnish 3rd person singu...
Travelling Finns NEW
Way up North 11 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 54 Minutes ago
Finns are a travelling bunch. We tend to think nothing of going on a boat to Estonia and Sweden, it’s becoming an annual tradition for quite a few people. And because of our long, cold winters, we occasionally feel an overwhelming need to see t...
Travelling Finns NEW
Way up North 11 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 54 Minutes ago
Finns are a travelling bunch. We tend to think nothing of going on a boat to Estonia and Sweden, it’s becoming an annual tradition for quite a few people. And because of our long, cold winters, we occasionally feel an … Continue reading...
Finnish cities NEW
Way up North 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 1 Hour, 48 Minutes ago
Finland is famous for its nature, all those lakes and trees and all. It is a rather clever diversion tactic we employ as a nation to draw attention away from the fact that our architecture is a bit… bland. Now don’t get me wrong. We have...
Finnish cities NEW
Way up North 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 1 Hour, 48 Minutes ago
Finland is famous for its nature, all those lakes and trees and all. It is a rather clever diversion tactic we employ as a nation to draw attention away from the fact that our architecture is a bit on the … Continue reading →...
How to take a compliment like a Finn? NEW
Way up North 1 Year, 1 Week, 4 Days, 15 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
There’s already a trick question in the title. Even though we give praise when it’s due, we find it hard to be on the receiving end. If someone did well at work, the chances are the they’ll mumble something along the lines of &ldquo...
How to take a compliment like a Finn? NEW
Way up North 1 Year, 1 Week, 4 Days, 15 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
There’s already a trick question in the title. Even though we give praise when it’s due, we find it hard to be on the receiving end. If someone did well at work, the chances are the they’ll mumble something along … Continue r...