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Scandinavian Interlude

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added on 11/01/2012 by: markcat
Adventures, tribulations and ramblings of a native Californian from the San Francisco Bay Area who moved with his family to the Helsinki area of Finland.
 tags: Finland, music, nature, travels, USA

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Farewell Finland: The Scandinavian interlude has ended  Posted on 06/02/2015
As we get prepared to cross the pond and move back to California in a few days I reflect back on the wonderful experience of living 4 years overseas in Finland. It has been a very rewarding time abroad for the family and I in too many ways...
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Escape to the Canary Islands  Posted on 03/21/2015
Unfortunately, I haven't had as much time to keep blogging on a regular basis. I think this is the longest I have gone between posts since I first created my blog in 2011. Hopefully, I can post with more regularity, but no promises....
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Socialized healthcare – a nightmare?  Posted on 11/25/2014
I regularly watch political shows, and often in US media the term “socialized healthcare” is used to refer to something negative and something that US consumers should be afraid of. Remember the "Death panel"...
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Weekend escape to Copenhagen, Denmark  Posted on 10/25/2014
Copenhagen, which is the capital of Denmark is another city that I hadn't visited in over 20 years since I was a post college graduate backpacker. Copenhagen is a wonderful Scandinavian city in the tiny country of Denmark. This...
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Summer vacation part 7, Three days in Krakow, Poland  Posted on 09/01/2014
After our stay in Vienna and a very short visit to Bratislava, Slovakia, we took an overnight train to Krakow, Poland. Poland is another country that neither my wife nor I had ever visited. I had heard many great things about Krakow and...
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Restaurant Day in Finland  Posted on 08/18/2014
So you have a great idea on a food dish? You always wanted to share your special recipe with others but never had your chance? Well, you can in Finland, because Restaurant Day, which takes place approx. 3 x per year means that you can set...
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Summer vacation part 6, a quick waltz through Vienna  Posted on 08/13/2014
The next stop on our tour of Eastern Europe was Vienna, the capital of Austria. Vienna would be the only official "Western" European city on this trip and it is a city that I had always wanted to visit since my post University...
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Summer vacation part 5, Lake Bled, Slovenia  Posted on 08/05/2014
Lake Bled in Slovenia's Julian alps is a little piece of heaven on earth. Slovenia was quite different from the other former Yugoslavian countries that we visited on our Summer trip. It has been in the European community the longest...
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  • mcmeg12
    mcmeg12 20 February 2012 13:36:27

    Welcome to Finland. I'm an American from Maryland, I moved to Finland 4 years ago, did my degree studies in the University of Helsinki and now am fully employed here. I would love to chat sometime with some other expats and if there's anything I can help out with, e.g. getting around, looking for work, general oddities of Finnish life, etc. I would say I have a bit of experience by now. And happy to help. Welcome again. -Megan

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