Helsinki articles

Helsinki, 14 degrees

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I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things... I play with leaves. I skip down the street and run against the wind.

This week has been all about putting together programs for journalists visiting Helsinki. It's exciting how I learn new things by planning programs for others! But work pays off, lately there has been a lot of articles on Helsinki!

According to Australian The Sydney Morning Herald Helsinki is a "hoop-jumping city of problem-solvers", as Monocle magazine suggested in its latest index of the world's most liveable cities, ranking it No.1 - ahead of Zurich, Copenhagen, Munich and Melbourne. "Hidden up at the top of Europe, they tend to keep their success to themselves." "Design is part of the city's DNA."

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Brittish The Independent, on the other hand, says that America may once have been the Land of Opportunity, but thanks to its rising levels of inequality – not to mention the nightmarish visa restrictions – Brittish political class now has another destination in mind. "If you want the American Dream," Ed Miliband says, "go to Finland."

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American The Atlantic says that restaurant Chef & Sommelier's chef Sasu Laukkonen takes Finnish food from the worst in the world to gourmet. 

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And finally, Swedish Svenska Dagbladet thinks that Helsinki is a city where styles are mixed. Design, art and culture - that is what Helsinki is all about according to the story's writer.

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What words do you associate with Helsinki?

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  1. the restaurant is called "softla" if i am not wrong and it's a combination of the names of the owners, it just opened by a married Finnish couple who decided to move to Athens and since my friend and i always had a thing for Finland we decided to pay it a visit, especially she goes crazy for Finnish things she wants to learn the language and live there.
    i'll definetely try fish then. are there any plates i should avoid?

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    1. Oh, that's interesting! Does it have a website? It's so nice that your friend is interested in Finland. No, I don't think we have any plates worth avoiding. Everything should be tried at least once :)

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  2. Looks like a beautiful city! I would love to visit sometime!
    Would love for you to visit my blog sometime!

    :)
    Allison
    afashionfiles.blogspot.com

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  3. wow I must have been living in a bubble. i always thought of Sweden as a country with a lot of prairies and greens. After looking at your photos, it is definetely a much more metropolitan city. It reminds me of Washington or Boston.

    I am a follower now.
    Keep in touch.:)

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    1. Haha, FINLAND is much more than prairies and greens! I would say it would be good to get to know all the Nordic countries first, and then learn about their differences!
      Helsinki is a metropolitan city! <3

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  4. Hi dear, thanks for your kind comments, you one of very few people that I have met who is so patriotic and passionate about their city, I think thats a rare and special thing. I wish I have been to helsinki to know and understand what words to associate with it, but I think that art, design and culture seems to be a major part of it.

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    1. Haha yeah I get told that quite a lot actually. But see, working with the city creates a unique bond with it, and for me, my city is a huge part of who I am.

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  5. Love the roller coaster ride photo, I've only been to Helsinki airport :D

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    1. Thank you, I love it too! Isn't life just one big roller coaster ride? :)
      What did you think of the airport? Maybe next time you'll dare to come into the city as well :)

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