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The Finnish sauna etiquette must feel like a mystery before your first visit to Finland. I totally understand if the Finnish sauna culture in general sounds intimidating! I bet there are several questions on your mind! Seriously, are Finns naked there among...read more
Are you on a quest to find some amazing Finnish foods in a grocery store and puzzled by the options? Let a Finn help you out! As a fellow foodie, I've collected here seven Finnish foods you should taste when you are in Finland. Does that sound good? Psst... Follow me...read more
There are a couple of things in which we Finns are exceptionally talented. For example, not minding the weather, making cinnamon buns and enjoying stress-free family holidays. The traditional Finnish vacation includes packing all family members into the car and just...read more
Winter Finland Favorites
Many people might not realize that with freezing temperatures, we don’t just have to make sure that we have enough clothes. We must take extra good care of our skin, too. Especially us women because our skin is thin. Let me tell you the best winter beauty hacks and essentials from Finland!read more
Are you feeling excited but a tiny bit worried about how to be prepared for the Finnish winter? Getting ready for another climate is difficult. I bet the most headache is due to the winter’s extreme cold, right? This post aims to give you a massive sigh of relief!read more
Glass igloos of Finland became a worldwide phenomenon after a photo of Kakslauttanen glass igloo resort went viral a couple of years ago. As a Finn, I couldn’t be happier about the fact that travelers all around the world are discovering Lapland…read more
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Let Me Show You My Helsinki!
Helsinki is a pocket-size Metropolis – a mixture of European chic, Finnish straightforwardness and Nordic functionality.
I put together a local’s ultimate guide to show you new sides of the city.
This guide tells you the loveliest restaurants and offers three self-guided city walks away from the crowds!