I have been periodically tweeting assorted facts about Finland since I first arrived to Helsinki… Here’s a small selection of some of them (newer to older):
- Finnish Posti stamps (http://is.gd/ueNvG4) are so beautiful that I would consider collecting them if I hadn’t other hobbies.
- First time in my life that I get frost in my mustache, I suppose it’s normal when there’s -21ºC outside.
- Turned on the radio, started turning the dial wheel and the first station I found is airing nice, sweet old school blues.
- It’s official: I prefer snow in Helsinki than rain and wind in Coruña. And I am already missing the sauna.
- Last night of the year hanging out at Tavastia before flying back to Spain tomorrow. I love this place!
- Going home… it’s -24ºC outside, so I guess some sauna before having dinner is a great plan.
- Winter equinox makes dawn start at 15:00 in Helsinki, it is already getting dark now…
- It’s better when it snows (like now!): brighter days + non-slippery streets + frozen canal + umbrella unneeded + lots of fun.
- It does not matter how much hours you slept last night, they’re never enough when there’s snow outside.
- Walked for hours while snowing, and survived, including the Independence Day student’s parade. Not that bad as it may sound.
- I don’t mind whether it is already night: I am going for a walk in Helsinki to have a coffee at Latsipalatsi.
- Almost all finns have their own ice skates, I oughtta get a pair.
- Boots: check. Thick pullover: check. Scarf: check. Wool cap: check. Gloves: check… Ready to go outside with -7ºC!
- Discovered that’s possible to walk ~15min when there’s -17ºC with no special clothing but my father’s aviator leather jacket.
- There are always Japanese people at the Helsinki-Vantaa airport.
- In Helsinki you may choose among several music concerts every day, every week… going to all of them is humanly impossible.