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Fred and Pinky and I just got back from a road trip that we didn’t plan to take until we realized we had to. Even though I had researched every possible thing I could find about how to become a Mexican resident, there was one major thing I didn’t come across, and that thing is no bigger than a postcard, but it’s huge. 605 more words


Presidentti kertoo muuttoliikkeestä

Presidentti Sauli Niinistö kertoi äsken, että pitää varautua mittavaaan muuttoliikkeen Itä-rajan kautta. Mitä mä taas rapportoin siitä?

Hyvä, että tästä avoimesti puhutaan.


Border Crossings

Every man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls;
it tolls for thee.
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COLOMBIA TO ECUADOR - My First Solo Border Crossing

After two days of absolute serenity in the mountains of Manizales; I left on Wednesday the 14th of October. My destination was San Agustin, one of my last stops in Colombia before crossing the border into Ecuador. 2,792 more words

Uralsk and Orenburg

A delightful spring sojourn to provincial Kazakhstan and Russia, hot on the trail of Shevchenko, Pushkin, and Pugachev, and right on the boundary between Europe and Asia. 1,757 more words

Former Soviet Union

Asylum seekers ARE coming through Russia to Finland. Now we see the failure of individual countries closing borders.

This link. Unfortunately I don’t have the access rights to the whole article, but the title of the article says enough: “The pressure at the Eastern Border grows – More and more asylum seekers arrive in Finland through Raja-Jooseppi.” Ok, the numbers are small (67 this year, until 3.11.2015) but still. 79 more words


Is Finnish foreign policy on Russia in for a change?

Yesterday I wrote a short blog on asylum seeker routes. The thing that piqued my interest was the statement by EASO director Robert Visser, who stated in Dutch newspaper Trouw, that “Since a few weeks, Finland gets remarkable amounts of asylum seekers ”. 416 more words