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Arriving in Helsinki by ferry
Finland, Finland, Finland...

July 20th 2010
Finland has been portrayed in popular culture as a country with little to see, thanks to Monty Python. However, last summer, I set out to to prove John Cleese et al wrong. Having spent five months in Sweden two years ago, I had certain expectations of Finland. In particular, that it would be similarly Scandinavian, and indeed Finland more than fulfilled my expectations of unspoilt countryside an ... read more
Europe » Finland » Southwest Finland

Finnish Flag Finland was a province and then a grand duchy under Sweden from the 12th to the 19th centuries and an autonomous grand duchy of Russia after 1809. It won its complete independence in 1917. During World War II, it was able to successfully defend its f... ... read more
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