mid-week, but first of all I have to say that the weekend in Helsinki was really nice. Our crowd knows how to mix party and culture: Nice and pretty late nights, but a lot of good study visits (Sirén’s
) and museums as well. Sunday, we visited the Mannerheim Museum
, the Finnish Military Museum
, and Kiasma
(the Museum of Contemporary Art). At Misma, I voted for Elina Brotherus in the on-going Ars Fennica ’07
Speaking ofFirst photo
different sides of Finnish ”culture”, Saturday night in a sketchy karaoke-bar was a lot fun. When in such a place, remember to have a few drinks right away so you blend in; stay away if a fight erupts; and eventually sign up to sign a song yourself. And thanks for joining us, fellow blogger Esa
below shows three happy journalists in our group of 2004
: Karin (Sweden), Edmundas (Lithuania), and Maria (Italy), and the second shows our host Riina – thanks for a great weekend!
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Listening to “Unsung”
by Slaid Cleaves
when writing this, pure magic. Check him out right away if you like alternative country (a.k.a. Americana).