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Frozen Sea in Finland

Thursday January 31st, 2013. 11:49 AM. Published under Winter, helsinki. 1 Comment.

Some photos of January 2013, having a walk in front of Eira-Kaivopuisto area in Helsinki.

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Spaniards around the world

Tuesday August 28th, 2012. 11:02 AM. Published under Spain, Summer, Tampere, Videos, helsinki. No Comments.

Video [in Spanish] about Spaniards living in Finland. It was recorded this spring-summer 2012.
Tampere, Helsinki, Turku

Fazer’s Kismet

Thursday May 17th, 2012. 12:20 PM. Published under Photos, helsinki. 4 Comments.

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)

How to open a door

Sunday April 8th, 2012. 02:08 PM. Published under About the blog, Ads, Computer stuff, Finland culture, Funny, Ice Hockey, Summer, Videos, helsinki. 3 Comments.

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 :)

Christmas coming …

Sunday November 20th, 2011. 11:44 AM. Published under Funny, Music, Photos, Spain, Winter, helsinki. No Comments.

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.

South Harbour Helsinki - Eteläsatama

Friday October 22nd, 2010. 12:29 PM. Published under Photos, Winter, helsinki. 1 Comment.

Really nice panoramic view of Sourt Harbour Helsinki.


Credit: Found in Naturagate (number 2). See there more great panoramic views and photos of Finnish nature. (via www.elblogdefinlandia.com)

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)



Sunday October 10th, 2010. 11:09 AM. Published under Autumn, Music, Photos, Winter, helsinki. 3 Comments.


Summer in the city

Monday July 5th, 2010. 11:37 AM. Published under Photos, Summer, helsinki. 6 Comments.

Let’s rescue a hit from Summer’66, while we watch some pictures:

The Lovin’ Spoonful - Summer in the city

Juhannus weekend was very nice in a cottage with our friends Stefan and Catta and the playful Faro. Thanks for invitate us! Who wouldn’t like to spent a weekend with friends in a place like this?


Let’s say clearly. Finland in summer is
(Taken from a shop-window in Helsinki)

Other photos from Helsinki:





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.

Buen verano!

Aurora Australis From Space

Thursday June 24th, 2010. 08:38 AM. Published under Photos, Spain. 1 Comment.


Photograph courtesy Johnson Space Center/NASA

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.


Friday June 11th, 2010. 11:33 AM. Published under Photos, helsinki. 4 Comments.


Spanish temptation in K Market, Ruoholahti.