When I think about Finland, the first thing that comes to my mind is nature and it has always been close to my heart. Most of us have grown near by forests and lakes. For Finns sauna, swimming, fishing and berry picking are part of the finnishness. Sauna is very important part of the Finnish culture. Many people have summer cottages (or like to rent one) and also visit there through the year.

Some say that Finns are qiuet and shy and it’s partly true. Usually Finns are honest and sometimes say out loud what they think. But silence is not bad thing at all, then we like to just relax and enjoy the qiuet moment. We also value our privacy and own space.

I have lived in Finland all my life and I am proud to be Finnish. As Finn, community, nature and traditions are important to me.


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