Since we’ve had no winter in Helsinki this year I didn’t really know what to expect from Lapland. We got visitors from Germany and Denmark and I really wanted to show them the best parts of Finnish nature. And fortunately, here is snow (not a lot but some) and the skiing center is like a big winter wonderland!
Here are less people than I expected. I thought many more would seak for winter experiences in the northernmost part of Finland. But it’s apparently due to some tax reform that companies do not arrange trips to skiing centers as much as they used to.
Magazines I read are most often related to technology. But now during my vacation I thought I should shift to a non-working mode and buy a fashion magazine instead. Besides, I already admitted that I turn into a shopaholic every spring and now I wouldn’t mind some fashion tips. But how should I know what kind of jeans to buy when the magazine shows at least 30 different styles? And why does this magazine keep telling me that I’ll become a better person if I buy expensive clothes? Maybe I should just stick to my Traffic Technology Today magazine. ;)
Lapland served its purpose. The weather wasn’t this great all the time but it doesn’t matter. I can’t wait to show this winter wonderland to our German friends in a few months!
I love sending and receiving Christmas cards. It’s such a nice tradition and makes me glad. I’ve noticed that Christmas cards from my friends and relatives living in other countries are a bit different from the ones we use in Finland. Helsingin Sanomat also wrote that Finnish Christmas cards are quite traditional and simple. A market study shows that the type of card that sells most is a blue winter landscape with a red Christmas hat in the picture. Even if Finland is the country of design and paper, design Chrismas cards don’t top sales records. In fact, these are exported to Asia. But then, what is a design Christmas card anyway?
It’s not completely dark here although the sun doesn’t rise. It’s quite beautiful, isn’t it?