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What Makes Me a Finn?

What makes me a Finn? This question is challenging for someone like me, who believes that a world without borders between 'us' and 'others' would be preferable. Nevertheless, I have discovered certain aspects that perhaps make me slightly more Finnish than, let's say, Swedish. Read on, and you'll find out what they are!


People of few words, land of thousands of lakes and million saunas

Life of a Finn

To describe Finnishness I have chosen two topics which I think can give a good narration of the experiences of Finnishness:

Finnishness as a cultural identity through a foreigner.

Discover the unique blend of natural beauty, technological advancement, and a strong sense of community and tradition that defines Finnishness, the cultural identity, and the characteristics of the Finnish people.

My Experiences of Finnishness

I've been living in Finland for more than 2 years and even though that could be considered a small amount of time, I have developed feelings, thoughts, and opinions for and about this country. In this post, I'll explore some popular free time activities that I've encountered in my time in Tampere and some social aspects that I really appreciate.


Where does a Finn find inner peace?

My Experiences of Finnishness

What actually is Finnishness? In my opinion it is everything that is considered to be Finnish or associates with Finland. The first things that come to my mind are sauna, salty liquorice, tranquility and our amazing, pure nature.


When I think about ’Finnishness’ and Finnish culture the first things that come to mind are our appreciation for our ‘personal space bubbles’, respect for nature, and honesty.