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First contact/Ensimmäinen kosketus

Posted 27th-June-2008 at 11:10 AM by pieni tähti
Updated 17th-November-2008 at 03:07 PM by admin (Correction)

Minä haluan kertoa tarinan joka tapahtui 23 vuotta sitten. Olin luokkani kanssa Prahassa, vuonna 1985. Samaan aikaan oli jääkiekon maailmanmestaruus siellä.
Kaksi ystävää ja minä päätimme mennä saksalaisen joukkueen pelille. Sattumalta oli Suomi vastustaja. Stadionille tuli kymmeniä katsojia, yleensä suomalaisia. Ja tietysti me istuimme - sattumalta - keskällä heitä. Pelin aikana he huusivat "Suomi, Suomi". Minun ystäväni ja minä olimme ihan hiljia. Luulen nyt, että pelkäsimme heitä vähän.

Se oli minun ensimmäinen kosketukseni suomalaisille mikä en unohda koskaan.
Jos silloin joku olisi sanonut että opiskelen suomea 23 vuoden päästä, minä olisin vastannut: "Oletpa hullu!"
(PS: En muista hyvin, mutta luulen että pelin tulos oli 3:3.)
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Villagers of the world, unite!

Posted 5th-June-2008 at 10:52 PM by Snow
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This was the claiming on ads promoting the Maailma kylässä, the World Village Festival last weekend in Helsinki. In this festival participated over 300 partners, including 200 NGOs as well as educational institutions, museums, public authorities and businesses.

The objective, according to the organisers, is to provide "a meeting point open to all presenting cultural treats and surprises from all over the world: music, dance, organisations and food, as well as a place to encounter new viewpoints on tolerant multiculturalism, development work and globalisation, as well as finding ways to influence things in daily life." Events like this underline the importance of multiculturalism on today’s European societies and how borders and differences now are less noticeable.

The FinlandLive MEET’IN was as usual at the main entrance of Rautiateasema, after an innocent incident, confusing Kaivopuisto with Kaisaniemi (nothing personal Snow!) we took a first glance of the book exposition in Rautatientori and then to Kaisaniemen Puisto to the main event.

It was an interesting experience, listening the most diverse musical bands, getting to know how the different NGO’s develop their work and trying delicacies from such distant countries like Nepal, Mexico, Philippines, Ghana and even something from the former Persia, no matter T-Bag said that wasn’t exactly authentic, but well, good enough to have a nice meal and over all a great time with the FinlandLive’s...
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Student in NC doing a project on Finland

Posted 14th-May-2008 at 06:08 AM by Thomas Huss
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Hi I am a 6th grader at Lincolnton Middle School, In Lincolnton North Carolina. I am doing a project on Finland. I was wondering if anyone could or would be willing to send me pictures they have of Finland and any stories you can email me about your great country would be great too. I would love to hear about your favorite receipes, the schools there and anything you would like for me to share with me class! I am very excitedto find this webiste and to hear from anyone. The email address is (my moms)
Thank you
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Vappu 2008

Posted 2nd-May-2008 at 01:11 PM by Snow
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This year we had our first FinlandLive Vappu Session in Helsinki at April 30th and fortunately we also had very good weather.

On Vappupäivää (May 1st) people are heading to Kaivopuisto park with sparkling wines, champagnes and picnic foods

Here are more pictures from Vappu
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Posted 30th-April-2008 at 07:25 AM by Snow
Updated 23rd-February-2009 at 07:32 PM by admin

Suomenlinna or Viapori (Finnish), or Sveaborg (Swedish), is an sea fortress built on six islands, today within Helsinki, the capital of Finland.

It is a UNESCO World Heritage site and popular with both tourists and locals.

View from Suomenlinna

Sweden started building the fortress in 1748 as a protection against Russia. In the Finnish War the fortress surrendered to Russia on May 3rd 1808, paving the way for the occupation of Finland by Russian forces in 1809.

Old Canons

Suomenlinna is now one of the greatest tourist attractions in Helsinki as well as a popular picnicking spot for the city's inhabitants, and on a sunny summer day the islands, and in particular the ferries, can get quite crowded. A number of museums exist on the island, as well as the last surviving Finnish submarine Vesikko.

Submarine Vesikko

There are about 900 permanent inhabitants on the islands, and 350 people work there all year round.

For the general public Suomenlinna is served by ferries all year around.

More pictures of Suomenlinna can be found here.

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