What I Learned from the Japanese – and Perhaps We All Could
Time spent studying abroad is bound to widen your horizons, but it can also teach you a lot about people and make you realize what kind of person you would want to be. Here are some of the most important things I appreciated in the Japanese way of living.
Classic Friendship Songs from around the World
Even though February is over, it's always the best time to celebrate friendship and to tune in to some beautiful, classic, platonic friendsh
Planning Valentine's Day in Paris
Paris, the city of love, is known to be one of the most romantic places on Earth. Therefore, I decided to prepare a little Valentine's day guide for you to make the most romantic day of the year as successful as possible.
Phrases that Teetotalers Hear too Often
Whether staying at home or traveling abroad, being a teetotaler often means you have to explain your choices and receive some very non-sensical reactions from your company.
How Did Finland Change You? - An Interview with Nana Iida
An exchange period in another country is always an important experience and a large part of what makes you - well, you. What is left there when you return to your country? I had a chance to sit down and talk with Nana Iida, a Japanese student from Sapporo, Japan, whose exchange year as a student in the University of Helsinki had come to an end half a year ago.
Japanese Onsen experience – What is it like?
Maybe you have come across a Japanese bath – Onsen – either in the movies and animated series, cultural studies, or during your journey to Japan. Or perhaps you are planning a trip and would like to try one? What is onsen exactly and how to perform when visiting one? Let’s make an imaginary trip to one of these relaxing havens!
Neither here nor there?
Going back home for the holidays is a curious thing. It seems that we are leaving one home behind to visit another home. But can we really belong to more than one place at once?
Terhi Saari: “I’m proud of my 1,200-km journey, but even more so of the fact that I did something I really wanted”
"I’m proud of my 1,200-km journey, but even more so of the fact that I did something I really wanted!”
How to Celebrate Halloween on a Visit to the United States
Halloween is the second largest commercial holiday in the United States (after Christmas) and for good reason.