Helsinki

Onnea Suomi!

In December 6, 1917, the Grand Duchy of Finland ended its autonomy within Russia and declared itself an independent nation. Suomi -known to the rest of the world as Finland- was finally free from the tug of war between its two powerful neighbors. However, years of strife followed; a short but bitter civil war tore […] Read more…

Why we love Finland

  Most of the time, when we tell people that we live in Helsinki, we get one of two responses: “Helsinki……….Finland? ….Why?” or (completely confused stare)  Us: “…Finland” (no less confused stare) But we are always sure to note how much we really love our host country. Our generic responses generally include phrases like: “It is […] Read more…