Category: Misc.

Snow Drifting: my experience drifting with cars in Finland

The time has come, yet another year. The first snowflakes have already fallen and there are less hours of light during the daytime, so every car in Finland now has to sport winter tires. It is time to enhance security… and maybe do some snow drifting. Some winters ago I took a car trip with my Finnish friends. If I remember correctly, we went to…

The world’s 5 strangest saunas

The sauna is a place for relaxation in Finland and abroad, and one of everybody’s favorite parts of traveling to Finland (myself included). We can also see that saunas really are something that stretches “abroad”, as evidenced by the fact that sauna is the only Finnish word that has been widely adopted by other languages. Not long ago we saw the 3 types of Finnish…

My first days as an Erasmus in Finland (I)

This is the first of what will be a series of posts on how I felt when moving to Finland from Spain. I was 21 years old then, and although I’d traveled through Europe with some friends before, I wasn’t confident with my English skills. I also never really lived by my own: in Spain the norm – unless you live in a small village…

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Big in Finland is now in English

It has been a long journey. It started when I moved to Finland around 8 years ago, in 2005. Since then, the original Big in Finland in Spanish has grown bigger than any blog or website about any Nordic country in Spanish language, and probably bigger than just the blogs, reaching the popularity of some official pages. The origin of Big in Finland The original…

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