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Autumn Tips 2018

Autumn Tips 2018

Ruska tulee! (See Visit Finland’s ‘Ruska – Autumn Colours’ Facebook album for some incredible nature photos.) Now it’s October, the leaves are turning from green to golden & red and the thermometer is now dropping below zero degrees overnight. If you followed the...
Mark’s Summer Tips 2018

Mark’s Summer Tips 2018

“Summer’s here and the time is right, for dancing in the street” so sang Martha Reeves and the Vandellas back in 1964, and it seems to me that this is a mission statement that Seinäjoki tries to live-up to. I have always marvelled at the sight of sections of the town...
Mark’s Spring Tips 2018

Mark’s Spring Tips 2018

Finally, Winter has ended. Winter 2017-18 felt looooong, what with the first snow falling way back in October 2017. As the season now eases into Spring, Seinäjoki has warmed-up and the whole town has started to come to life. May 2018 is actually warm, above +25...
Mark’s Winter Tips

Mark’s Winter Tips

Once the temperature starts to drop, many Finns start to look forward to the lakes freezing over and heavy snow settling on the hills and the forests. Then, thoughts turn towards outdoor winter sports and the various modes of sliding and gliding across the snow and...
Mark’s Autumn Tips

Mark’s Autumn Tips

“Breeze blows leaves of a musty-colored yellow, it’s all part of my autumn almanac” So sang The Kinks on the song Autumn Almanac. Autumn in Finland sees the temperature drop, but in Seinäjoki it is generally mild (5-10 Celsius) and often dry enough to still be...
Mark’s Tips summer #2

Mark’s Tips summer #2

Lunch The chances are that lunch culture in Finland is different to your country. For those working in Finland, the lunch break is normally 30 minutes, meaning you want to get in, eat and get out pretty quickly. Many cafes and restaurants cater for this by offering a...

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