Midsummer is an ancient celebration of fertility and good harvest. The celebration has had a Christian association from the Middle Ages, but the way Finns celebrate Midsummer one could never tell there’s anything Christian about the holiday at all!
Have you been invited to a Finnish summer house that doesn’t have indoor plumbing? Don’t panic, it isn’t really not that bad and here we’ll tell you why.
In this blog post we explain what everyman’s rights means: what those allow you to do and what they don’t allow you to do.
Have you been invited to a wedding in Finland? We tell you what to expect in a typical Finnish wedding.
Now that summer’s here you’ll more likely move around in areas where there are ticks. Ticks can be the source of dangerous diseases. We tell more in this blog. Check yourself, your kids, and your pets for ticks!
Elk and deer collisions pose a serious threat to drivers in Finland. In this blog post we’ll tell you why you should be particularly vigilant right now, and what you can do to avoid collisions with these animals. Learn more from our tutorial “Four Wheels in Finland”.
Buying an apartment in a foreign country can be daunting if one doesn’t know or understand the legal framework around home ownership in one’s new country. We thought we’d explain very briefly how apartment ownership in Finland is organized, and how that ownership system influences the maintenance and repair of owner-occupied apartment buildings.
Finns have a reputation of being heavy drinkers. In this blog post we examine whether this has any basis in our actual, verified drinking habits.