Tag Archives: Finland

June night in Finland

Summer nights in Finland are quite spectacular.

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Summer in Helsinki

Summer is the most pleasant season to visit Helsinki, which is a city of nature, of brilliant clear colors, fresh air, and refreshing walks. The main cathedral (Tuomiokirkko) dominates the view of Helsinki with its pure white structure and green … Continue reading

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Café Culture in Helsinki

One of the relentless habits of the Finns is drinking coffee. It is not farfetched to talk about Finnish coffee culture, which manifests itself in the large number of new and old cafés in small towns and big cities as … Continue reading

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and the winter goes on, and on, and on

The paths and roads in the forests that are now used for skiing and walking, with or without snow shoes, will soon (everything is relative, obviously) transform into lush and green paths for hiking.  At the moment, the snow-covered wooden … Continue reading

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Waltzing away in Finland

This week I had an opportunity to attend some cultural events in Joensuu. On Thursday I went to see the “world premiere” of a Finnish opera, “Rautatie” (“The Railway”), which was a modern composition based on a book written by … Continue reading

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Surviving in the Truman Snow

 The temperature this week has vacillated between -19 and -30. The extreme cold is no different to extreme heat, like the + 40 Celsius that hits you in the summer in Italy; it is quite unbearable. You hardly spend any … Continue reading

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Living the Truman Snow

The winter here in the land of the Truman Snow has changed its look. It is now much colder, during the day the temperature goes down but still stays above -20 Celsius, vacillating between -12 and -16, maybe, but at … Continue reading

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