Helsinki, Finland...new-classical architecture, beaches, museums,amusement park, Senate Square, Uspenski Cathedral, Cafe Lasipalatsi, Seurasaari Open-Air Museum, Cafe Karl Fazer, boat trip to Suomenlinna, Ristorante Ii Siciliano
"In Karelia there was an ancient belief in the Sielulintu or Soul bird. It was believed the Sielulintu protected a person's soul at its most vulnerable when dreaming. It was tradition to keep a carved wooden bird by the bedside to keep the soul safe during sleep. Use this bird as a symbol of good luck, protection and happiness. To a happy soul!"
How the Nordics say Sweden - Poor Tino! But it's not his fault - Finnish as a language is completely unrelated to the others. Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, and Icelandic are all Germanic languages (part of the Indo-European family of languages), whereas Finnish is a Finno-Ugric language (part of the Uralic family of languages, which also includes Estonian and Hungarian).
Real Finns say SAUNA (sow-nah)!...*It 's like fingernails on a chalkboard to hear people pronounce it wrong! It's Sau-na (like Maui's "au" sound.)
tapaan sinut & tapan sinut
A note about the Finnish language
Finnish people don't talk to strangers, but they go naked to the sauna with them - True :-D
Winter does strange things to Finnish people
Arabia Moomin mugs. Moomin's world is just fantastic and so creative...