Get to know the Finns

I didn’t find the article to be negative, I recently moved to Finland, I lived in the USA previous to us moving here, so I believe I understand both cultures. I have been married to a Finn but we have lived all over the world for the past 20 years. I had visited Finland before and it was not until I moved here that I understand them better. I enjoy the sauna so much, nudity stopped being an issue in those 20 years of marriage. To me the sauna is a relaxing experience and swimming in ice is definitely something I enjoy too, it is an adrenaline and endorphin explosion.

And the alcohol; yes we do have problems with that. There is, however, nothing more annoying than to hear “OMG you are Finnish you have to stand one more drink” when you’re out and want to limit yourself to one or two glasses of wine .

  • Although most Finns don’t share much of the physical features of Siberian people, these features become more and more dominant the further north one travels in Finland.
  • I was in awe at how different things are in Finland as compared to South Africa.
  • My dad loves to do cross-country skiing, I have pictures of myself as a baby strapped on my dad’s back while he took me and the dog cross-country skiing in northern Ontario.
  • We don’t have any self esteem from our country and we search for it, like all the time.

It was the weirdest thing about the country. It is a sour confectionary that they consume a lot in daily life. Even a Turkish guy like myself would not prefer that spicy jelly candies. I would love to be able to speak some Finnish.

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Finns just need an ice breaker and a topic and they’ll talk. But maybe talking about your sister’s rash really isn’t the best conversation opener…it probably just makes people feel awkward.

I can´t understand how stupid some people can be. They come here as groupies and think they can be in some inner circles.

Finns are by far the weirdest of the Nordics

The idiom “When a Finn speaks, they truly mean it” describes the Finnish character quite accurately, as Finns prefer to keep a low profile and not blabber on just to fill a silence that others might deem uncomfortable. Even after Finland became independent, Finnish people endured decades of poverty, wars, and a lack of natural resources in rural settings. This, in addition to the high level of religion, resulted in people that believed in hard work and not making a fuss about oneself. Finland as a country may seem enigmatic to foreigners — what is this strange land that houses reindeers, Santa Claus, and reportedly the happiest people in the world? Finnish people are surprisingly straightforward and simple folks. That demonstrated feminization of such type of employment, and she wondered about the long-term consequences of such a situation.

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Imagine if toh saw something so stupid like this about your own country. Haha this is a very considerate post, I thought it was going in a different direction.

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Yeah, when someone from Savo speaks – the responsiblity lies on the listener 😀 (I am half-Savo myself). The eastern parts are great to visit anyways – beautiful scenery and amazing people. If you’re a Norwegian visiting Finland then this won’t be a problem. You and your Finnish friend can just sit staring expressionless at each other in silence, totally comfortable. In fact, I’m not really sure how much of a thing talking is in Finland. Not only will Finns happily jump in icy lakes, even swimming under the ice between ice holes, but apparently they’ll also walk up to an oncoming icebreaker like it’s not the scariest thing in the world.

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