"All I can think of them / part 2" Finland Warnings Or Dangers Tip by eriste

Finland Warnings and Dangers: 52 reviews and 36 photos

PEOPLE
People walk in city streets 24 hours a day mainly with no problem.
It is still wise to avoid some places in the cities after dark and late at night.
If problems occur the most likely reason is an aggressive Finnish drunken man (or a small group). Aggressive drunken female is also not impossible.
The actual drunkards usually make more noise than disturb otherwise.
Several bigger ethnic groups exist so the
aggression can of course also come from those groups.
In the capital city there are people of about 165 nationalities and 150 languages so one disturbed person of any nationality could in principle be a problem.
(The biggest ethnic groups are propably Russians & Inkeri-Russians, Estonians, refugees from Somalia and gypsy's (mainly Finnish born)),
Drugs are used, mainly in the cities, so some drug users may occur.
Pickpockets do occur. Because Finnish criminals are mostly too stupid and lazy to learn such a difficult profession as a pickpocket is, they are mainly or completely done by people from foreign origin.
A violent rubbery is not very much likely. An attack from a drunken
in some City Centrum at side street in the middle of night, just for the fun of doing it, is more likely than a violent rubbery.
A careless cyclist can be a real danger for life at least in Helsinki.

WINTER
In winter some tourist go wondering in Lapland outside the roads meant for them. They can get deadly lost. In winter the nights are very cold there. This happens from time to time.
The streets in the cities can sometimes be very slippery from Noveber to March - a real danger (with bad luck even deadly). Every year 50 000 people needs doctor do to slipping. Therefor In winter weather broadcasts there is now also walking conditions for pedesterians.

DECEASES
No sars. AIDS figures are not very high .
Generally the health system is quite good and many bad decease's don't occur at all. Tap water is drinkable almost everywhere Only f.ex. in some Sauna ,
a place to sweat and wash, near the beach it might come directly from the lake. (In some countries the word sauna means falsely brothell. ).

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  • Updated Feb 4, 2012
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