Topic: Finnish people

Security of your personal belongings in Finland: total

A recent study explaining that you’ll get your wallet back 9 out of 10 times if you lose it in Helsinki, reminded me of this topic. Perceived security in Finland One of the things that surprised us most when we arrived in Finland is the perceived security on the streets. Walking on the streets of Joensuu, you’ll never feel unsafe. You can even do things…



Sisu: a.k.a Finnish power

The first time I heard the word sisu, a word I heard only a few more times while in Finland, it was at lunch with some Finnish friends. It was a long day and after saying goodbye, both the word and the concept slipped my mind. The same friends said the same word to me again a few weeks later and I had to ask:…



10 questions for Aila: an interview with a Finnish teacher

The Finnish education system is regarded as one of the best in the world, and having lived there as a student, it comes as no surprise to me. Most of the interest in the country’s education system is sparked by the impressive results from Finnish primary school students, and in this post we’ll interview a Finnish teacher: my good friend Aila. When I was living…



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