Every summer we Finns go and wash our rugs at the cabin or somewhere else! Mattopyykillä! (Mökillä)

Mökillä - Finnish carpets - traditionally woven from scraps of left-over material called 'trasmattor'. My grandmother and some of her Finnish neighbors had a loom in a garage and they used to make rugs like these.

Finnish is a gender neutral language // Suomi // 4 Things That Are Easy About Learning Finnish

4 Things That Are Easy About Learning Finnish

Finnish is a gender neutral language // Suomi // 4 Things That Are Easy About Learning Finnish Finland

Santatelevision video: Learn easy Finnish with Santa Claus in Lapland Finland - discover nice words in Finnish with Father Christmas at Arctic Circle

Santatelevision video: Learn easy Finnish with Santa Claus in Lapland Finland - discover nice words in Finnish with Father Christmas at Arctic Circle

Strömsö, Vaasa.

Wherefrom the renowned Finnish lifestyle TV program Strömsö is broadcasted. Beautiful western coast of Finland

Hovioikeudenpuistikko 11, Kurtenian talo, Vaasan Osake pankki (v.1904). - Vaasa, Finland. Vaasa, Finland. Birthplace of Matts Jonsson Abbel (MNXM-4P8) born about 1575. And his wife Mrs. Matts Jonsson Abbel (MNXM-453) born about 1580. 5 generations after them were born here with the last ones born here in 1735 and 1738. See pedigree charts for names.

Vaasa is in Ostrobothnia, Western Finland. Vaasa was an important place of governance when Finland was part of Sweden.

Soderfjarden meteor crater - about ten kilometers south from town Vaasa, Finland

I visited the Söderfjärden meteor crater on a warm, rainy August morning. The ten kilometers of road south from Vasa were perfectly clear except for two.

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