10 Awesome Life Lessons from Moomins

10 Awesome Life Lessons from Moomins

Life lessons are a beautiful thing, you can find them in the most peculiar places. Like from the Moomin Valley. Many countries have a world famous fairytale character - Danes have Little Mermaid, Swedes have Pippi Longstocking, Belgians have Tintin, and we Finns have...

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15 Little Things that Finns Fear

15 Little Things that Finns Fear

To celebrate the start of the autumn, I offer you a somewhat creepy post and title about Finnish fear. The windy weather, dark evenings, wellingtons, deer flies, flu and rotting smell of nature. Don't you just love this time of year?! I get all cozy by the fireplace...

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The One Reason why Finland Loves Cabins

The One Reason why Finland Loves Cabins

Have you wondered why Finland loves cabins? The country is literary full of log cabins and summer cottages! There are vacation rentals that are for business use; to rent out for travelers. But, most of the cabins are private. Almost all Finnish families have one....

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The 8 Best Things in Finnish Homes

The 8 Best Things in Finnish Homes

Here are eight things that you want to copy from Finnish homes. Once you get used to these features, you simply would not live without them! #1 Shower The water pressure is strong and steady. The temperature is easy to regulate. Hot water comes instantly, not after...

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5 Odd Things about Finnish People and Money

5 Odd Things about Finnish People and Money

The relationship between Finnish people and money is, diplomatically said, a story of its own. In general, Finns don’t let their financial status show. Money issues are talked only with close friends and immediate family. Some funny things occur with this topic. #1...

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Four Signs of an Angry Finn

Four Signs of an Angry Finn

An angry Finn; well, that is a rare sight. Getting angry is more of a private life thing for us Finns. Especially in work life, you rarely see a fuming Finn. In our upbringing and education, we are taught that emotions do not belong to the office. I have worked with...

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