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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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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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Summer vacation part 2, side trip to Montenegro  Posted on 07/16/2014
Have you even heard of Montenegro? You might not have because this tiny nation just South of Croatia recently received it's independence from Yugoslavia (Serbia) in 2006. Montenegro means "black mountains" and it is apparent...
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Summer vacation part 1, Dubrovnik, Croatia  Posted on 07/15/2014
My family recently completed a nearly three week tour of Eastern Europe. We spent the largest percentage of our time in Croatia, which included an entire week in Dubrovnik. Dubrovnik is sometimes called the pearl of the Adriatic and it...
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Finnish honesty  Posted on 05/26/2014
A social experiment in the form of a "wallet test" was recently performed in several major cities around the world. The idea was to leave a wallet with cash and credit cards therein within a public place and then see how many...
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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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