Some Things Are Better on the Countryside

Last week I talked about missing the city, but there are a lot of things that I feel are better here on the countryside, in a small village and in Lapland. These things are starting to become a reason for me to hesitate moving back to city ever again. Every day here feels like a…

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Summer in Lapland?

Ever since my internship at Svanstein Ski ended, we’ve been planning on moving away from Sweden. We’ve looked for houses/apartments (and I have been looking also for jobs) from Rovaniemi so we could still be in Lapland, but it seems that the prices on terraced houses are pretty high there. We also thought about Jyväkylä,…

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Summer Nights

Living in Lapland has been so far amazing.   Living in Lapland has been so far amazing, though activities tend to change, when the snow melts away and snowboarding is no longer a option. Like I told you,  I miss summer nights in the city: sitting on the bar terrace with friends and listening to…

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What I Miss from the City

I feel that I cannot say that I miss Finland, since by car Finland is only 30 kilometers away, actually just across the river and everyone here speaks Finnish (at least to us). Do not get me wrong, still this has been a great cultural shock for me and I do miss Finland. I have indeed…

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Heatwave in Lapland: Paddling in Tornio River

It was indeed a long week of heat (so nice to have cooler weather for a change). Weirdest thing about everything is that we had winter just couple of weeks ago. Week before the heat wave we still had 30 to 40 centimetres of snow on the ground and all of a sudden it was +24…

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Throwback Picture Attack: Ylläs Mayhem

I had the best opportunity to shoot junior and senior slopestyle competitions at Ylläs Mayhem few weeks back. Enjoy the photos! Cheers, Saara

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Mother’s Day without Mama: Grilling in Heat

It has been too long since I have last seen my family. It was two months ago when I saw my mother, and that was just for a day. For a lunch, actually. The last time I hang out with my mother more, was before new year’s. It is on a Sunday like this, when…

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