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Finland

Moving To Finland? 10 Mistakes To Avoid

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The Nordic nation of Finland is the eighth largest country in Europe in terms of area, but also the most sparsely populated member of the European Union. Finland’s capital city, Helsinki, is a modern destination that remains rooted in its cultural history. Expats and visitors are often drawn to Helsinki’s cosmopolitan character with its sophisticated museums and many excellent restaurants and cafés. Expectations are often high for those movi ...    more ...
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Learning To Laugh In Finland: How To Appreciate The Finnish Sense Of Humour

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When it comes to getting used to a new culture, humor is one of the trickiest things to figure out. You can explain customs and beliefs, but humor is hard to explain.

Finland is a Nordic country in the north of Europe, with Sweden, Russia, Norway, and Estonia (beyond the Gulf of Finland) to its west, east, north, and south respectively. Although the country is often called ‘Scandinavian’, even by some tourist guide books, it actually isn ...    more ...
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Ten Basic Phrases In Finnish For Expats Moving To Finland

Finland, the fifth largest country in Europe, is a place of spectacular beauty. Almost 68 percent of its area is covered in forests and there are nearly 187,000 lakes located across the country. Apart from the incredible natural beauty, there are other reasons why many expats choose to move to Finland. The Finnish government places a great deal of emphasis on family well-being. There are maternity packages and grants available for expectant mothe ...    more ...
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Dealing With Culture Shock In Finland - Some Advice For New Expats

Finland is a treasure trove of unspoilt natural beauty, with its many forests and lakes. To the far north, you have the white nights, about ten weeks of summer throughout which the sun doesn’t set. In winter, this turns into about eight weeks of sunless days. There’s much to enjoy in Finland, from its medieval castles to its spas that offer several rejuvenation treatments; and from the tranquil beauty of the Lakeland to the adventurous winter ...    more ...