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Video [in Spanish] about Spaniards living in Finland. It was recorded this spring-summer 2012.
Tampere, Helsinki, Turku
I love this chocolate bar from Fazer. I’ve been told that here in Finland is a classic. It has been produced since 1947 and it’s advertised with the slogan “Niin hyvää, ettei sanotuksi saa” (”So good it can’t be said”), that I found to be very true. It’s soo good.
Last week the package was redesigned (new in the bottom):
What’s your favorite Finnish snack? (btw, I hate Salmiakki)
I found in the comments of Big in Finland: 20 curiosities about Finland a little gem: A Finnish instructional video from 1979:
Don’t miss the comments in Youtube hilarious
Having a walk today on Sunday in Helsinki we found a small celebration: Helsinki’s centre was lit up with the annual Christmas Street opening. In this article of YLE says that this year Helsinki’s Christmas Street Aleksanterinkatu is illuminated with LED lights for the first time.
Can you see the red-dressed chorus?
It was quite original that one of the songs was a rap with beat-boxing. Poor guys were freezing and my hands too, sorry for the shaky image.
Finnish people are used to this, but foreigners could not know that in winter, when temperature starts to go below 0, means that it’s time of long underwear (kerrasto).
Coming back to home, sunset already at 5 PM.
I will spend this Xmas in Finland, so probably I will post more pictures, hopefully white Christmas again like last year.
Really nice panoramic view of Sourt Harbour Helsinki.
Photo is from February, Here is a webcam view of this moment. (Refresh the page to see again or see in real time in portofhelsinki.fi)
Let’s rescue a hit from Summer’66, while we watch some pictures:
The Lovin’ Spoonful - Summer in the city
Yeah! Beaches, boats, barbacues, warm weather, even a Samba/Carnaval day.
So this post goes for people who doesn’t know Finland:
Finland is not only snow, reindeers, sauna and Santa Claus.
This other side of Finland is worthy to be discovered.
Related: Last year I was in Tampere in the summer and I talked about the looong summer days with very few hours of night. Good memories & friends from that time
And now, excuse me, but probably I will publish very few posts until summer ends.
Beautiful southern Polar light (or Aurora Australis). Here in Helsinki is ¿impossible? to see Norther Lights, you will have more chances to see them the norther you go and better in February/March.
In winter of 2007 I was in a trip to Lapland… close to Rovaniemi and we were lucky to see in action these magic lights. They move more slowly that I thought, and also if you want to take a picture of them you will need a camera where you can set a long exposure time (or some cameras with fireworks-mode can do the trick).
Related: Northern lights time-lapse videos.
Spanish temptation in K Market, Ruoholahti.