Tomorrow, December 6th, Finland is celebrating 100 years of Independence. Most Finns love their country and always love hearing what foreigners know about Finland. So here are some things about Finland you can bring up next time you meet a Finn.While not exclusively Finnish, the aurora borealis are a common sight on the sky especially in the Lapland in the winter.You can always expect to find hot cup of coffee in Finland. In 2013 the average Finn used 9,6 kg of dry coffee making Finland the number... continue reading
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Many of us love to pick our own food. Some of us even grow it. I moved to Finland recently and one of the country's rule made me very happy: One can pick whatever berry or edible mushroom from any forest they wish. They call this “Every man’s right” and it means that one can walk freely in the forest (no matter who owns it).I love walking in the forest. I love the sound of the wind, the trees voices howling, the rays of sun passing through the trees, coloring everything in gold. Therefore... continue reading
Having lived in Finland for a couple of years, I am probably one of the very few non-natives lucky enough to have experienced the mysterious life of this interesting country.Most people probably don't know that Finland's closest neighbour is Russia. It might also be surprising to know that Finns have the highest number of lakes (by land mass) and saunas (by population) - in the world!It is an extremely interesting country to visit, with vast nature reserves (with only 18... continue reading
From May to Mid-June Finland has a rare visitor:a ZeppelinThe airship Pegasos, operated by the EU's Pan-European Gas-Aerosol-Climate Interaction Study, visits Finland to carry out a series of air quality measurements. This belongs to series of campaigns in the European air space headed by Forschungszentrum Jülich that each lasts several weeks.Until mid-June 2013, the Zeppelin is located at Jämijärvi Airport (Jämi) in Finland. The flights are conducted soon after the sunrise, so... continue reading
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