What is it that I admire most about Finland, you’ll ask me. What makes this country special for me? Out of many things I enjoy about Finland, the most admirable for me is the passage of time. I’m fascinated how the past is an organic … Continue reading On traditions and continuity of time
I’m not a big fan of sweet pastries, but in Finland I became addicted to one particular type, the Runeberg’s cake (Runebergintorttu in Finnish). Who is Runeberg and why this cake is named after him? Johan Ludvig Runeberg was a famous Finnish poet. The story … Continue reading Runeberg Cake
On December 6th Finland celebrates its independence. Here is what you need to know about this special day. Historical Overview Finland for a long time was a part of Sweden (from the 13th century to the beginning of 19th). In 1809 Finland became a part … Continue reading Finnish Independence Day
As you may remember, some time ago we went to Lake Saimaa on a fishing trip. I already covered Lake Saimaa (here) and Lappeenranta (here). This is the last blog post in this series (yay!), where I’ll tell you about Imatrankoski Rapids. These rapids are … Continue reading Trip to Saimaa. Part 3 – Imatrankoski Rapids
In this post I’ll tell you about the city of Lappeenranta. It’s a beautiful place on the shore of the Great Saimaa lake, where we went to for a fishing trip. When you walk around the city, it feels and looks quite small, but in fact it’s the … Continue reading Trip to Saimaa. Part 2 – Lappeenranta.