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Have you ever been in Finland?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by JJP, Jun 11, 2003.

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Have you ever been in Finland?

  1. Yes

    9 vote(s)
    20.5%
  2. No

    28 vote(s)
    63.6%
  3. I live in Finland.

    7 vote(s)
    15.9%
  1. JJP

    JJP Great Player

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    Have you ever been in Finland?
    What do you know about Finland?

    I live in Finland so I'm interested to find out what people here know about my homeland.
     
  2. Yoda Power

    Yoda Power ✫✫✫✫✫✫✫

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    No I havent. I know your history pretty well, but then thats about it. Though you do seem as nice persons, and good graphics makers in the civ3 community;)
     
  3. Panda

    Panda Metal head

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    Been living here for over 19 years. :)
     
  4. Mikoyan

    Mikoyan Digimortal

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    I've been in Finland more than a dozen times. I visit my cousins in Vaala every year, and sometimes i'll just take the boat to Turku and run around there for a day. :)
     
  5. andrewgprv

    andrewgprv Second Class Citizen

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    deleated
     
  6. Cimbri

    Cimbri Deity

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    I have… A long time ago, during a summer far far away… The Finnish summer is very beautiful, I recall. :goodjob:

    Cimbri
     
  7. JonathanValjean

    JonathanValjean Porschephile

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    I haven't been yet, but hope to visit someday.
     
  8. Kinniken

    Kinniken Riding with William

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    So do I, especialy since I still lack 7 of the 8 finish euro coins :p
    I'll realy like to do a tour of the nordic countries though, with maybe St Petersbourg as a bonus ;)
     
  9. Ville

    Ville Deity

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    What is Finland, never heard;)
    I have lived over 14 years in here (hey wait, that's how old I am:) )
     
  10. Adebisi

    Adebisi Chemical Engineer

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    Hmmm... Let me think? :D
     
  11. Cilpot

    Cilpot Pretentious Schmuck

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    I have driven through northern Finland on the border to Sweden on my way to Oslo.. Dunno if it counts, but Helsinki and other finnish places are on my list :)
     
  12. Ultraworld

    Ultraworld Emperor

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    Nice architecture
    Well educated people (not the silly dutch nonsense educational system), from "backwarded" to smart.
    Forrests
    Nice landscape
    driving/F1
    Nokia
    6 million people
    non-indo-european language, related to hungarian
     
  13. Perfection

    Perfection The Great Head.

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    I know that it's a scandinavian country
    That concludes all I know about Finland
     
  14. mayakovsky

    mayakovsky Cosmic Slop

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    No, but I did fall in love with a girl from Finland once. She was smoking hot!:groucho:
     
  15. funxus

    funxus Orange Cycloptic Blob

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    My uncle lived on Åland when I was younger, so we went there a couple of summers. Åland is more Swedish though then Finnish, so I don't think it should count.;)

    Ido hope I visit Finland some time though. I know a guy in Turku/Åbo...
     
  16. HuckFinn

    HuckFinn Prince

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    This must be the best thread ever :)

    *Another Finn raising his hand*

    Perfection's post makes me bring up one issue that pops up every now and then... I don't think Finland should be classified as "Scandinavian". Scandinavia is the peninsula with Sweden and Norway on it. Denmark and Iceland can be included, this is mostly due to related languages and all the Viking stuff those countries share historically.

    Finland is a "Nordic" country, not Scandinavian. I kind of like the distinction, since Finland does differ from its other Nordic pals, even if the differences are not obvious on surface today.

    I'd appreciate other Finns' thoughts about this issue, though.
     
  17. Sultan Bhargash

    Sultan Bhargash Trickster Reincarnated

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    Yes I have been- ten lovely days in Lohja, Helsinki, Turku, and Rovaniemi. YOurs is the cleanest, most new looking infrastuctured country I have ever been in and the people are among the most honest... the night life is a bit dull but the wild life is beautiful and the area around Rovaniemi in especial was breathtaking. Lovely women too, if quite frustrating...
     
  18. Incarnatur Est

    Incarnatur Est Chieftain

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    Finland is quite alright. Especially Helsinki.

    Let's clear up some misconceptions brought up in this thread though. As Huck said, Finland is a Nordic country, not a Scandinavian one. Then again, so is Iceland. Denmark, Sweden and Norway are Scandinavian.

    Second, funxus, Åland is everything but Swedish. And wishes to remain so, thank you very much.
     
  19. Cecasander

    Cecasander King

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    I know its cold in Finland, and it has a lot of lakes and every house has a sauna (spa?). And they have people in the north who are called Laps and they breed reindeers. The capital is Helsinki (in Finish) of Helsingforst (in Swedish - as they ruled there for a long time, untill it was conquered by the Russians)
    It is about 300.000 km2 big and has over 5 mln inhabitans. The flag is white with a (light) blue cross. It joined the EU in 1995.
    It has a female MP. The country is mainly covered with forests and nokia and mika hakinnen come from Finland.

    Just some standard foreign country knowledge :)
     
  20. Håkan Eriksson

    Håkan Eriksson Commander of the Swedes.

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    Nope neer been there.. but I would sure like to...
     

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