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Finnish hot dog

It is summer time in Finland - how can you tell?

Well, first of all Finnish air force is around, all the time (the mosquitos) and people (mostly men) would drink lots of bad beer AND they barbeque...

here is the genuine Finnish hot dog: a sausage wrapped in rye bread.

Suomi - Finland

So simple but truly beautiful and highly symbolic... the finnish flag

The blue colour represents the sky and the waters and the white the snow...

it's that trivial

The Kalevala - finnish national epos

I have a good mind
take into my head
to start off singing
begin reciting
reeling off a tale of kin
and singing a tale of kind.
1:1-36(Keith Bosley 1989)

In Finland everybody knows something about the Kalevala. Pupils are forced or at least used to be to read some of this magnificent epos. Here you may find something of the finnish SISU, the caring for nature, beer, sauna and freedom...

It is worhtwhile to read bits of it.

The statue depicts Väinämöinen the great singer and shaman playing his instrument in the wall of the Vanha in the city centre of Helsinki.

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  • kenHuocj's Profile Photo
    May 1, 2010 at 7:00 PM

    a first time & enjoyable visit to your Finland ;-)))

  • swetluska's Profile Photo
    Mar 7, 2008 at 3:08 AM

    going to finland soon... thanx for the tips.

  • Jan 15, 2008 at 10:14 AM

    lovely page about Finland

  • Wild_Orchid's Profile Photo
    Nov 29, 2007 at 11:48 PM

    your local customs & sauna tips were the best. thanks for sharing. :-)

  • VikingHarald's Profile Photo
    Jun 2, 2007 at 5:17 AM

    I have seen similar wood billets like your dad --in Finland. regards VikingH

  • lmc2626's Profile Photo
    Oct 4, 2006 at 9:34 PM

    what about seeing manila on your next travel?

  • mildutis's Profile Photo
    Oct 31, 2005 at 10:31 AM

    Hei! My great desire is to visit Suomi one day.I take a book by Raimo Suikkari from time to time.Enjoyed reading your pages and watching nice photos!Kiitos! Näkemiin!

  • Sep 9, 2005 at 2:29 AM

    Your photographs of Finland are superb - and I speak as a professinal photographer. Having been in love with Finland for many years, your comments on hotel/restaurants were very welcome. Liked your pages VERY much. Kiitos Sinoda.

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Jun 23, 2005 at 9:54 AM

    Enjoyed your off the beaten path tips your pictures are awesome

  • chodearm's Profile Photo
    Jun 22, 2005 at 1:15 PM

    good to see someone who understands the word COMPOSITION. Great photos.

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