Aurinkoranta/Aurinkolahti is located in the east of Helsinki. It has a great beach and from time to time you may see ships leaving the new harbor of Helsinki. Aurinkoranta can be reached with the Metro. Just get out at the Vuosaari station and walk straight South for 10 min until you reach the beach.
Helsinki was host city of the United Buddy Bears Exhibition in 2010.
This exhibition featured unique painted Teddy Bears from each country at Senaatintori.
Today is the Parliamentary Election Day in Finland. We went to the school next to our flat where polls were waiting to get filled. There were actually no long queues and voters were rewarded with free coffee and buns. Everybody is waiting now for the outcome of the elections in the evening.
Recently, I purchased the Finnish Lapland Crossbill Guide and can highly recommend it as an introduction to Finnish Lapland. The size of the book is also quite good as you can easily pack it into your backpack.
The beginning the book (about 60 pages) gives you information about the different regions of Finnish Lapland, Climate, Geology, Boreal Forest, Lakes and Rivers, Fells, Mires, ...
Updated 30th-December-2010 at 01:34 PM by Snow
Traditions & Culture in Finland
I have listed below some traditions and culture in Finland:
Pääsiäinen - Easter in Finland
Easter in Finland is called Pääsiäinen where people eat mämmi.
Runeberg Day - Runebergin päivä - in Finland
On there is Runeberg Day in Finland (February 5th) people eat Runeberg cakes.
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