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The Best Guide to Dating Finnish Women

The Best Guide to Dating Finnish Women

Dating a Finnish woman has the potential to change your life! It may be the starting point of a happy adventure. I’m excited to tell you that a relationship with a Finnish lady is golden! That’s because Finnish women are loving, fun to be with and down-to-earth....

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Foraging in Finland: 7 Delicious Wild Herbs to Try

Foraging in Finland: 7 Delicious Wild Herbs to Try

Foraging means gathering wild food from nature, for free. Finnish forests are an endless source of superfood! Picking mushrooms and berries is a popular pastime in Finland but there are more delicious things hidden in the forest: wild herbs. The use of forest-grown...

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Savory & Comforting Finnish Cabbage Casserole Recipe

Savory & Comforting Finnish Cabbage Casserole Recipe

Are you ready to cook a Finnish classic? I bet pretty much every Finn has eaten cabbage casserole at some point in their life. In Finnish, we call this dish kaalilaatikko. Cabbage is that type of veggie you either love or hate, but this recipe will definitely lure you...

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May Day in Finland – Finnish Spring Carnival

May Day in Finland – Finnish Spring Carnival

There are a couple of ways you can experience a Finnish carnival. The biggest party happens when Finland wins the ice-hockey world championship. Fortunately, Finland won in 2019, but, unfortunately, the next time the world championships will be played is quite...

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10 Reasons to Love a Finnish Man

10 Reasons to Love a Finnish Man

Loving a Finnish man is awesome. Take it from the horse's mouth. This topic needs no further introduction, l will happily prove my point with ten reasons! Ten Reasons to Love a Finnish Man #1 Housework They participate in plenty of housework. (My) empirical studies...

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Finnish New Year’s Traditions are Effortless and Fun

Finnish New Year’s Traditions are Effortless and Fun

I don't know who created the traditions of the Finnish New Year, but I'm pretty sure it was one very tired parent due to the Christmas hassle. In my opinion, New Year is the most no-fuss occasion of the year, and I'd guess most people like it that way, I certainly do....

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Discover the Finnish Language

20 Cute Finnish Nicknames for Your Loved One

20 Cute Finnish Nicknames for Your Loved One

Could Finnish be the newest addition to languages of love? I know, French and Spanish sound sensual and passionate but I have two reasons why Finnish totally should be included! 1) When a Finn actually, finally, says something romantic, you can be pretty darn sure...

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Quick Guide to Finnish Grammar for Beginners

Quick Guide to Finnish Grammar for Beginners

I know, Finnish has a reputation as a difficult language to learn. For example, the US State Department’s Foreign Service Institute lists Finnish among the group of languages considered the most difficult for English speakers. I get a lot of questions about how long...

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10 Charming Things to Do in Jyväskylä

10 Charming Things to Do in Jyväskylä

Jyväskylä is a major city in the Lakeland area, 3 hours north of Helsinki. If you are exploring southern and middle Finland, visiting Jyväskylä will be a highlight of your trip! It’s a city that all Finns love. In this post, I’ll tell you little inside things and show 10 charming Jyväskylä things to do, self-guided.

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Finland Bucket List: 35 Authentic Ideas by a Local

Finland Bucket List: 35 Authentic Ideas by a Local

I’m a list person. An excel person. A roadmap person. And within the last few years, I have also become a ‘Say a goal out loud, work hard and watch it happen’ person. When I was 15, I made a dream board. I cut out magazine pictures and texts which resonated with me. I...

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15+ Iconic and Adorable Cafes in Helsinki By Neighborhood!

15+ Iconic and Adorable Cafes in Helsinki By Neighborhood!

Coffee enthusiasts love Helsinki cafes because they offer authentic coffee flavors and surprises. In Helsinki, you have the chance to experience the traditional Finnish filter coffee, the brewings of the local roasteries, the latest specialties, and the Finnish coffee...

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