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Finnish Sauna Etiquette – How to Do Sauna Like a Finn!

Finnish Sauna Etiquette – How to Do Sauna Like a Finn!

The Finnish sauna etiquette may feel like a mystery before your first visit to Finland. It's totally understandable if the whole Finnish sauna culture in general sounds intimidating. There might be several questions on your mind! Seriously, are you naked in a sauna,...

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6 Funny Finnish Easter Traditions

6 Funny Finnish Easter Traditions

Finnish Easter is a big holiday, but not necessary as religious as it originally was back in the day. With this occasion, Finns mix pagan traditions with family time and some religious aspects. Easter is certainly a long weekend which cuts the spring nicely in half....

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The Classic and Simple Finnish Salmon Soup

The Classic and Simple Finnish Salmon Soup

The Finnish salmon soup (lohikeitto, in Finnish) is the perfect soup. It’s like the little black dress of Finnish cuisine. At the same time, a salmon soup is easy home cooking, super healthy and suitable for any event. In this household, it's the go-to recipe for busy...

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Modern Log Home Escape with Finnish Design Tips

Modern Log Home Escape with Finnish Design Tips

When you typically think of a log home, you probably think of the traditional log cabin, you know the one, it’s old and drowning in dark brown wood everywhere. In Finland we definitely have plenty of those, especially next to a lake and forest, but there’s a huge modern log home trend…

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30 Famous Finnish Sayings that Will Inspire You

30 Famous Finnish Sayings that Will Inspire You

The Finnish language is full of sayings and wisdom. I feel that Finnish proverbs are the backbone of the Finnish culture because they offer a way of saying your thoughts without being too pushy. Finns hate to be pushy! help you understand others help you do the right...

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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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20 Sweet Ways to Say I Love You in Finnish

20 Sweet Ways to Say I Love You in Finnish

Woohoo! You have a Finnish sweetheart and you are ready to let the cat out of the bag by saying your true feelings. So, what’s the best way to say “I love you” in Finnish? How do Finns go about this topic in general? Whether you are searching for a cute way to signal...

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Lapland Packing List: What to Pack for Winter Finland?

Lapland Packing List: What to Pack for Winter Finland?

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!

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21 Cold Weather Beauty Essentials & Tips from Finland

21 Cold Weather Beauty Essentials & Tips from Finland

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!

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