Finding Home

So the internet is up and running (kind of) and I am able to finally catch all you up on life here in Finland. Please also note the double post today with Foodie Friday. The last 2 weeks, as you may imagine, have been crazy. Pick up and move. Find new apartment. Jimmy go back […] Read more…

Foodie Friday

Welcome to our first addition of Foodie Friday. Your host this afternoon is none other than Amy Bertelsen, lover of foods, breaker of diets, and your guide to eating around the world! Aaaaalright. Since we missed last week’s installment of Foodie Friday, we are going to have to give you the brief rundown of what […] Read more…

Getting all settled…

Hello all. Sorry for the radio silence…. Jimmy and I have moved into our darling new apartment. After 3 hanger runs, everything is all set up. Photos to come.Unfortunately, everything is extremely difficult without a Finnish ID number. Rent, banks, public transit…and internet. So we have to set up our internet through a 3rd party. […] Read more…

Moving De Ja Vu

We are sitting over our final breakfast at the Hilton Strand, our home for the last week, eating the similar breakfast of the last 6 days: Jimmy is meticulously shelling, splitting, and salting his boiled eggs. I have just finished my porridge with cinnamon and sugar and am relishing the pecan pastry that they have […] Read more…

Culture Shock?

Before coming to Finland, Jimmy and I each read a book about this place and the culture. The book was aptly named, “Culture Shock: Finland” The major things that we gleaned from this book were the following: Finnish food sucks and there are no other options There are few to no immigrants Every dresses like […] Read more…

Drinking our way through Helsinki

 It has been said that two of the Finns’ favorite past times are drinking and complaining about how much it costs to drink in Finland. I’m starting to understand their sentiment. It really is expensive to drink here. We are talking, on average, about 8€ per beer, 10€ per cocktail, with wine being the cheapest, […] Read more…

Welcome to Helsinki

Today was Jimmy’s first day back to work. Since we got married, went on a honeymoon and then moved, he hasn’t really worked in about 2 weeks. but today…vacation’s over. Yesterday we took it upon ourselves to explore parts of Helsinki that we had yet to see in our wanderings. As we are currently in […] Read more…

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