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Linnanmäki February 2, 2010

Posted by sälekari in Linnanmäki.
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Linnanmäki is a amusement park in Helsinki, Alppila. It was built in 1965 and made by Lasten Päivän Säätiö. It is a good place to go on a nice sunny day in Finland and eating cotton candy. Going to it’s many rides and eating in many fine restaurants and the time goes really quickly by. Linnanmäki isn’t such a big amusement park compared to American or even some European parks. It’s actually pretty good that it isn’t a big park, ’cause you’d have to run around the park to get somewhere in foreign amusement parks. I guess that is one of the bright sides of it’s small size, but still in Linnanmäki doesn’t have big roller coasters or other attractions like these.

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Ice Hockey in Finland January 25, 2010

Posted by Henri in Hockey, Sports.
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What do Finns and Canadians have in common? The answer is of course hockey. Ice hockey. Hockey isn’t the national sport of Finland but it’s with ski jumping the most popular sports art. What is more Finnish than come from sauna and watch Finland-Sweden hockey game?

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The Country For All Seasons January 25, 2010

Posted by elisavainio in Weather.
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Finland, our place of residence, is one of the few countries that have a clear difference between every season. In fact, it’s quite amazing that now in the end of January it’s -17C and snowing outside whereas six months ago it was +24C and completely sunny. Well, I’d say that’s at least versatile!

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Living mummy? January 25, 2010

Posted by Kerli in Finns.
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People here, in Finland are very shy. Only alcohol makes them talk to total strangers. They can live many years in the same building and still not know each other.

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Thousands of lakes country January 25, 2010

Posted by aleksi in Nature.
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Finland’s surface area is over 10% water coverage and usually  Finns want a cottage near the water. Rivers and lakes are important to the Finns, and they can do many things such as swimming, fishing and boating. In the summer there is nothing better than to go swimming after hot sauna.

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Summer day in Suomenlinna January 24, 2010

Posted by Kaisu in Helsinki.
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Have you ever thought to visit Finland? Don’t you know what to do or where to go? Here is a one good piece of advice what you can do. It doesn’t matter whether summer or winter, you can visit Suomenlinna. Especially in the summer a historical maritime fortress is the most beautiful place in Helsinki. (more…)

The children of the Groke January 24, 2010

Posted by Rosa Piirinen in Finns.
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 Many might think Finns are just mute icicles surrounded by penguins and polar bears, like we would live in the very middle of Ice Age. (more…)

WINTER IN HELSINKI January 24, 2010

Posted by KAJANNE in Helsinki, Weather.
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This winter has been the coldest for the past few years. It has been freezing cold even here in Helsinki. We aren’t used to live in this low temperatures here in south. It has snowed too. It’s nice when the ground is covered with a few centimetres of snow, but it has snown much more then that. It’s not suprising that Finns are so depressed because of the dark and depressing winter season. And every time it snows more than was expected, Helsinki turns into a chaos. Buses are always delayed and nothing works on schedule.

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Mämmi January 24, 2010

Posted by Mimi in Finnish food.
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No-one loves mämmi like finns. Mämmi is the most usual finish Easter desert but many foreigner think that it is disgusting. That come from mämmi’s unusual look because it looks like poop. It is brown, soft and wet.

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Linguistic “beauties” January 24, 2010

Posted by Anna in Language, Swearing.
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The truth is: everybody swears.
You can pretty much ask anyone and not find one person who hasn’t spoken a single profanity in their life. When learning a new language some people (such as yours truly) tend to start with the swears. Everyone knows their fucks, shits and bastards in possibly more than one language but how many of you can truthfully say that the can swear in Finnish?
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It’s not a dream January 24, 2010

Posted by Tuubi in Sports.
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Have you experienced something you will never forget? You were completely inside an other world and you will return there again and again and again. (more…)

The silent city January 24, 2010

Posted by Valeria in Finns.
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When you think about finnish people the first word would be probably “quiet”.  You may stand at the bus stop and ask a stranger how to get somewhere and they would say it like in two words and you may get  the feeling that your breath smells so they don’t want to talk to you, but it’s not true. Some finn’s are very happy when you talk to them, because (more…)

Helsinki and its culture January 24, 2010

Posted by Santtu in Helsinki.
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Helsinki is the capital of Finland and also the largest city in Finland. Its cultural varieties are admired all over the country.

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Four seasons January 18, 2010

Posted by Sylva in Nature.
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Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn. In Finland we really have four different seasons. They’re all beautiful and exciting in their own way. And now I’m going to tell you more about them. (more…)

Wonderful season January 18, 2010

Posted by Natalia in Nature, Weather.
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Winter in Finland is a long season in every year. Temperature could be different every day from 0 to 30 degrees Celsius. One day you feel the warmth but next day you feel your self very cold.

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Fantastic or Finntastic ? January 18, 2010

Posted by tiusanen in Sports.
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Downhill skiing in Finland is something that You can compare to nothing.  I can’t find the words to describe this feeling, when You are skiing downhill with full speed. You can experience all that in Lapland that locates in North Finland. The biggest Ski Center in finland lies naturally in Lapland, and its called big and fabulous LEVI – ski center.

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Sauna freaks January 18, 2010

Posted by Viena in Sauna.
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We all know how much Finns love sauna. It’s so incredible to sit naked on the benches with your family and friends, throw some water to the hot rocks and get sweaty when you’re doing nothing at all!  But I don’t know anybody who’d be as into saunas as my mother.

My family has a summer cottage in Viitasaari and we had just a tiny and dismal sauna there. So few years ago my mom had the best idea ever: let’s build a new sauna on our own! So that’s when it all begun…

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Finnish way of drinking January 18, 2010

Posted by Nikunen in Drinking, Finns.
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Finns like to drink  a lot of alcohol. But do Finns drink responsibly?

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Travelling in Finland January 18, 2010

Posted by Julia Myllymäki in Nature.
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I’m going to tell you about travelling in Finland and some of my own travelling experiences.When people come here to Finland from abroad they usually spend the most of their time in Helsinki.But actually there’s a lot of other places and sights around in Finland.

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Marimekko January 17, 2010

Posted by Valeria in Fashion, Marimekko.
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I will tell you about the Finnish brand Marimekko. Marimekko is one of the most popular brand in Finland. When I moved to Finland in 1997 it looked somehow freaky. On textiles were some flowers and some odd stripes. I was kind of confused, because everyone was using this shirts, dresses, socks, curtains and so on. After all these things are very simple: flowers and stripes. It´s nothing compared with our Russian clothes and dresses. In a fact we have a lot of laces, fur, leather and everything must to be pearly, shiny and dazzling. I really could´t understand how Finnish people can like this sort of things, because to my mind came always the same picture of a prisoner in a Russian jail. (In Russia prisoners are using uniforms with this kind of stripes). So this is why I felt myself a little bit like a black sheep in a farm between all this white sheep.

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Something for everyone January 17, 2010

Posted by Taru in Helsinki, Nature.
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It’s pretty hard to think of something cool to say about Finland when you live here yourself. What would foreigners find interesting? Probably one of the first things to come to mind about our country is the nature. We do have 187,888 lakes after all. But speaking as someone who lives in our capital Helsinki, nature isn’t really that close to my life.

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Finns and finnish January 14, 2010

Posted by Juhani in Finns.
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Finns are often said to be very quiet and that’s mostly true. Finns don’t usually speak to strangers so that’s why we may be silent. But if you start talking to a finn I’m sure he won’t hesitate to talk with you. We’re a bit shy and we want some privacy. If you need something to break the ice you can try to speak finnish. But if you see that the one your talking to is not interested in talking right now you shouldn’t push him/her to it.
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Finnish music January 11, 2010

Posted by Niina Laurila in Music.
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I will tell you about finnish music. Finnish music is many kind of.. Like rock,pop,rap and heavy metal music. I like rock and heavy music because there is very good sound and lyrics!

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The archipelago of Turku January 11, 2010

Posted by Mimi in Sailing, Sports.
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