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Highlights and Reflections

If you had told me years ago that I would end up living in Finland for five months, I don’t think I ever would have believed it. I didn’t know many people who had ever been to Finland, or even … Continue reading

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Getting Around Helsinki (Video)

I can’t get enough of Helsinki’s public transportation. As a native of the semi-rural American midwest, extensive public transport is rare, and was very unfamiliar to me. Once I got to Helsinki, however, I was happy to embrace the city’s … Continue reading

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Welcoming the Sun to Helsinki

When you live in a Nordic country, where it stays dark and chilly for a good portion of the year, the coming of spring is a big deal. A really big deal. I was in Finland on the 1st of … Continue reading

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Make Your Study Abroad an Adventure

(Note: I was asked to write this short piece for promotional material for the University of Helsinki.) I’m going to be perfectly honest: I had no idea how awesome Finland was before I got here. Finland wasn’t my first choice … Continue reading

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A Taste of Real Finland

Trying new foods in an inevitable and often very enjoyable aspect of travel. I’ve certainly tried plenty of new and tasty dishes since I’ve been here in Finland. Prepare for an all-you-can-eat Finnish buffet! Every country has at least one … Continue reading

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Mystery of the Transformers

Images of the fictional robots can be seen etched into the tram rails in the Kamppi and Kluuvi districts of Helsinki.

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Top 5 Everyday Things with Finnish Origins

Some of these may surprise you! I’ve said it many times here on my blog– I really didn’t know much about Finland before I came here to study abroad. Like most Americans, I was aware of its existence…and that’s about … Continue reading

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