Did it take long to get used to the cold up there?
As nice as the wilderness is, I wouldn't like to get lost in it on a cold winter night - that Arctic cold looks like it could kill,
Would the environmental laws be a lot tougher up there?
I can't imagine they tolerate farmers dumping slurry and pesticides everywhere, polluting the rivers and lakes as well as the soil.
What differences have you noticed between Finns and Swedes? I wouldn't have much knowledge in this area, but it does seem that Finns are more laid back, whereas Swedes come across as more prim and proper.
Its only water, tourist broachers. The Phoenix Park is lovely this weather. So is the Lake District of England.Wandering around Copenhagen on Google Maps, it really makes Dublin and other Irish cities look like kips in comparison. I guess not having a history of gombeen developers intent on knocking down half the city helps.
Wind turbines provide clean green electricity.
Finland has a lot of them. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wind_power_in_Finland
Its only water, tourist broachers.
The Phoenix Park is lovely this weather.
So is the Lake District of England.
I suspect the doss houses in Finland are better than here.
At least they provide internet.
The Lake District of England freaked me out a bit when I first saw it. It looked like a countryside theme park that somebody had been up hoovering and tidying overnight.
A sort of lake and hill Westworld. Developed by William Morris.
I like my countryside a little wilder.
Would Helsinki be more expensive than Dublin?
Are you allowed to bring back much alcohol, tobacco etc. on the ferry from Estonia?
Some of the Nordic countries have a reputation for being very expensive, so the idea of stocking up on say cigarettes from neighbouring Tallinn would be tempting if you're on a limited budget.
I love the lake side cafe, it's like a slice of the Finnish wilderness in the heart of the modern metropolis. Would they be pricey for a cup of coffee in general though? I'd rather visit one of those and relax than one on a busy street.
I can well imagine that the public transport system makes that of Dublin's look badly run and inefficient by comparison.
These lads must have been the Special Forces of the Finnish Army.
I was curious as to how this Finnish violinist and model, Linda Brava is the spitting image of Pamela Anderson.
Turns out Pamela Anderson has Finnish ancestry, so perhaps that explains the resemblance.