Fair

I remember when I was a kid, the fair was a huge thing when it came to town every spring and every autumn. All the junk they sell… useless stuff, but for a kid, it’s everything. As I recall, every time during the fair, the weather was awful. It wasn’t …

Finnish landscape poll

I was reading the latest Suomen Luonto (Finnish Nature) magazine that I brought with me from Finland. They had polled a number of Finns to find out what Finnish landscape they think is most beautiful, and the landscapes on offer ranged from seascapes to mountains and old industrial towns to …

History

I’m not a war buff but every Finn should know that war is part of their history. Finland had to fight for its independence and I’m not sure if people in countries like Sweden always appreciate their independence  the same way Finns do. My parents’ generation experienced the war first …