Löyly Helsinki is a public sauna and restaurant, located on the edge of the sea in the Munkkisaari area, a part of Helsinki that is
Satu and I, with Boris the Dog, embarked on our third road-trip through Pohjanmaa. This is a photo blog of our trip: Närpiö–Kaskinen–Kristiinankaupunki
Satu and I, accompanied once more by Boris the Dog, enjoyed our first road trip so much, we decided to go out exploring a different part of Pohjanmaa once again.
Here is a photo blog of our road trip, the second in this series: Pohjanmaa: Merenkurkun ( (Raippaluoto & Björkö)
Satu and I, plus Boris the Dog, took a drive to explore parts of Pohjanmaa that we don’t know so well. We made a photo blog of our road trip: Seinäjoki–Kokkola–Pietarsaari–Ylistaro
Hopefully, the first is a regular series.
Similar to my summer 2016 post, in summer 2017 I had another opportunity to put what I learned in the podcast into practice. Whenever I
During summer 2016, I had the opportunity to visit the wilds of Eastern Finland, near to the town of Kitee. I was invited to join Satu at her Grandparents’ old home, right on Finland’s border with Russia. During this trip, I found myself saying ‘yeah, I know about this, I covered it in the podcast’, for example; sauna with vihta, foraging in the woods, the evacuation of Karelia and Finnish ice cream.
I thought I’d share with you some pictures of these activities, and the podcast episodes they came from.
On Friday 13th May 2016, I was given an award by Etelä-Pohjanmaan aluekehittäjät ry EPAK (a Regional Development Association in Etelä-Pohjanmaa. This was in recognition of the work I have done with the Explore Finland Radio Show and the Finnish Football Show.
Summer 2015 barely deserves that name, but as August starts and the school holidays draw to a close, of course, the weather takes a turn for the
You can find all previous articles about Seinäjoen Jalkapallokerho (Seinäjoki FC, SJK) here The season gets underway The league season is now near the 33% stage,
Season 1 Episode 16 Mikael & Jarl Matti proclaim Finland’s ‘Pink Revolution’ Listen to this podcast episode here Guests: Mikael Muurimäki and Jarl Matti Antilla, Apollo
Article number two in the series of articles about Seinäjoen Jalkapallokerho (Seinäjoki FC, SJK). You can find all the articles in this series here Cup campaigns Several eyewitness
Easter traditions in Finland Easter in Finalnd involves as much chocolate as my Easters growing up in the UK, but here they work a lot
This is the first in what I hope will be an ongoing series of articles on happenings at Seinäjoen Jalkapallokerho (Seinäjoki FC, or SJK to
Find my podcast on the history of SJK here The League Cup in Finland is a curious competition. Played as a competitive series of games, it
Many of you outside of Europe may not fully understand the Eurovision Song Contest, not everyone inside Europe takes it that seriously, and the recent balkanisation
Well, in a manner of speaking. Seinäjoen Jalkapallokerho (SJK) have a had a busy week, that culminated with the (now traditional) match between the first
Although I risk ‘crossing the streams’ with this post – brining my day job into the Explore Finland world – this article is about an event in Finland,
The Explore Finland Radio Show received it’s first press this morning, with a supportive article in the local paper Seinäjoen Sanomat. You can read the
I don’t know how Christmas is celebrated in your country, but in Finland it is a peaceful, reflective time. People send greetings like “Rentoa ja
Well, maybe not ‘magic’ mushrooms, but the way these sprang up almost overnight was quite something to see. There’s a small trail through the woods
Located just south of Etelä-Pohjanmaa, Helvetinjärvi couldn’t be named less appropriately. It’s name translates as Hell’s Lake and comes from an old story containing a
There’s an interesting law in Finland called Everyman’s Rights, which basically allows anyone to pick any flowers, berries, mushrooms etc. that are growing in the