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Blog: Restaurant Day in Helsinki

A few days a year, the government shut their eyes in the spirit of creativity and the pursuit of new culinary experiences. For one day at a time, restaurant day transforms streets from pedestrian walkways to a lively marketplace of cuisine, bringing tastes from kitchens around the world. 355 more words


That famous Finnish Duck

Friends in Finland have introduced me to the work of artist Kaj Stenvall, known throughout Finland, and indeed throughout the world to all except me. A post card has just arrived from Helsinki, so it’s been a treat to spend time… 51 more words


Finland – Life Imitating Blueberries and Mushrooms

August 2014

Standing amidst the stalls in Helsinki’s Market Square, I’m awash in mushrooms and blueberries. A cornucopia of treasures, the mushrooms in vivid golden, brown, and white hues, the blueberries with their deep blue orbs in varying sizes, are a stark contrast to the drizzle-spitting gray sky. 1,989 more words


Autumn snow in Helsinki

It rained when I was in Helsinki recently, but just for a little while, then rain turned to snow…much better.

It doesn’t take long for the snow to gather. 16 more words


Universal Periodic Review: Europeans pressuring Latin Americans to allow abortion

Turtle Bay and Beyond has a very interesting piece by Rebecca Oas, Ph.D, explaining how some European countries (in actual fact, some very few) instrumentalize the UN system to impose their abortion agenda on the rest of the world. 293 more words