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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  • Maddening! Litter, but this takes the cake 1 month 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...
  • Midsummer greetings 1 month ago Dear friends, Midsummer, aka Juhannus is upon us – in spite of the unseasonably cool weather. (The Finnish Meteorological Institute just tweeted a picture of snow in Ylläs!) I just wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for surfing in and reading. Have a safe (and warm) Midsummer and...
  • The weather made headlines yesterday 1 month ago We were warned on Monday by media outlets that Tuesday would be cold – so cold it would feel like March or October. They weren’t kidding! Social media outlets were going crazy with reports of snow in Salla, Oulu, Hämeenlinna – and finally here in Espoo in my own back yard. Old man winter has...
  • Pictures of the Day 1 month ago Last weekend I went to Kuusamo for the first time ever. It was fantastic! A friend of mine from work challenged me to try out some white water rafting and I was game! While we stayed at Ruka, our daytime activities were centred around Oulanka National Park and Kitkajoki. We also hiked the wildly...
  • So why Finland? (travel log entries - final installment) 2 months ago Just in time for Throwback Thursday! This installment is the last of snippets from my travel log back in 1997. Enjoy! July 5, 1997: (Masala camping area, just south of Veteli) I cannot believe how much I have travelled in just over one week (well the last 2 and half weeks…) I have been to […]

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