Finns – special of their own way

by Henry Koch, degree student in Environmental Engineering

People around the lighthouse Siilinkari on a sunny winter day: blue sky, snow on the ice

People in Tampere use to gang together at the lighthouse Siilinkari when the winter sun rises higher and higher and the ice is still strong enough.

The first chapter in English, the second the same in Finnish etc.

I think that Finland, this silent and deeply forested country in the Nordic region, is a country full of love and humility. With four seasons in a year: summer, autumn, spring and winter, the spirit of my new home country never fades.

Minun mielestäni Suomi, tämä hiljainen ja todella metsäinen maa Pohjois-Euroopassa, on täynnä rakkautta ja nöyryyttä. Siellä on neljä vuodenaikaa: kesä, syksy, kevät ja talvi, mutta minun uuden kotimaani henki pysyy samana.

However, majority of the visitors who visit Finland for a short time get the impression that Finns are “cold” people. This impression is not always true! Because the people like to have their space, they live a modest way and are quite respectful of other people’s space and time. Finns never boast of their achievements.

Kuitenkin moni Suomessa vierailijoista luulee, että suomalaiset ovat kylmiä luonteeltaan. Vaikutelma ei ole aina totta, koska ihmiset vain haluavat omaa tilaa, he ovat vaatimattomia ja kunnioittavat toisten tilaa ja aikaa. He eivät kehu itseään.

One thing the Finnish people should be very proud of is their language. Suomi on maailman paras kieli!

Yksi asia, josta suomalaisten pitäisi olla oikein ylpeitä, on heidän kielensä. Suomi on maailman paras kieli!

 

Price plaque of winter cafeteria at Siilinkari lighthouse

When you have walked, skated or skiid to the lighthouse, do you need a hot drink or a snack?

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