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We are never late because we chose the wrong train...315 viewsThe only finnish subway runs in Helsinki, and it's map is surprisingly easy to memorize.
Finland is a land striving for equality.309 viewsIn Finland all are born equal. This does not mean that we don't have any sort of social classes, but it does mean that class differences are small in comparison to some other countries. Also the lowest classes are cared for, and no one is left on their own.
It's getting a bit chilly.293 viewsDuring the coldest days of winter, you can see even a native Finn wearing a shirt.
Sauna and swimming291 viewsIt is very common to have a sauna near water, and traditionally a beach sauna and swimming belong together. Some may take this even further with floating saunas that you have to swim to.
Finland is also known for it's heavy music scene289 viewsIn the picture is an average Finnish youngster caring for his flowers.1 comments
From the very cold, to the extremely hot277 viewsThere are more saunas than cars in Finland. You have not experienced a sauna, until you have been to a real Finnish sauna. In Finland. During the winter.
Men in the army268 viewsHard work and no play and so on.
Sauna, Olut Ja Terva266 viewsThe left sign says "Sauna, Karjala (a finnish beer) and tar".
The right sign says "All you need to stay healthy".

There is actually an old saying in Finland, that goes like "Jos ei viina, terva ja sauna auta, niin tauti on kuolemaksi." meaning "If booze, tar and sauna won't heal you, you'll die." As morbid as it sounds, it was actually meant to encourage a patient, and remind them that most diseases will heal on their own.
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