Life in Finland (and beyond)

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Life in Finland (and beyond)
Odds and sods of a Canadian-Finn in Finland
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  • The bits of Finnish culture that don't appeal to me 1 week ago I have been living in Finland for nearly 16 years and I have tried and seen and done a lot of different things. Yet, I just realized there some are habits that are culturally important in Finland that I have just not subscribed to or do not actively take part in. Here’s a few: Crayfish […]
  • If you can't beat 'em... 1 month ago We came back to Finland from Canada a few weeks ago and the capital area was suffering from near drought conditions. It felt like the summer of 2010 all over again. Back then it was dry and the stinging insects were out in force. I also discovered that yellow jackets were a relative new comer […]
  • Trip to Canada 1 month ago I was “home” recently – home being where I grew up in Ontario. It was the first time I had been back in three and half years! (It was time.) It was nice to be back among family and friends and actually understand everything that was being said! A lot of things have changed: the […]
  • Soft landing - back to reality! 1 month ago Hello friends! I was in Canada for four weeks and just got back a few days ago. In addition to getting back into the home and work routine, I am also struggling with slight jet lag. It is also HOT in southern Finland, so sleep is elusive these days. In any case there is a […]
  • Maddening! Litter, but this takes the cake 3 months ago I have often lamented about how awful littering has become in Finland. It seems there are stories about it in the daily news with reports about the mountains of garbage that the City of Helsinki (for example) picks up because of the disposable and throw-away culture we have become accustomed to. I...

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