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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Tree rides

There has been a lot happening in the ski & shred resort. One of the most fun events of the season is the tree ride competition. Peoples skills are evaluated through speed and style. They compete in five series: Skiing – Male Skiing – Female Snowboarding – Male Snowboarding – Female Powsurf – Bindingless and…

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Snow Measurements at Svanstein Ski

Today was the first day I got to spend time outside for more than five minutes A week ago we got a puppy (I’ll tell about him later) and today was the first day I got to spend time outside for more than five minutes in a row. The puppy definitely does not like the…

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Our House in a Village of 66 People

Last night we broke in our living room. We haven’t been spending more than an hour at home since we moved in few weeks ago (except for sleeping), so this was a big thing for us. Rantajärvi is a small village in Övertorneå, Sweden with the overall population according to Wikipedia is 66 people. As…

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Working at a Shred Resort: Powder Shooting

So I started working on Tuesday, officially. I was just (my dad’s words) “a hang around” the first half-a-week here, taking pictures and videos every now and there. So the Tuesday didn’t feel so official after all. We were supposed to have a welcome meeting for me so that I could catch up on stuff…

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New Year, New Struggles – kinda thing

I have been living in Sweden for over a week now! (Wohoo!) After the struggles of the first few days with my phone connection and the anxiety of actually being here, I have settled here. We have yet not unpacked our stuff nor have we been spending other than nights at home. I have come…

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How I Feel About Moving to Sweden?

I believe people are already calming down for Christmas and are spending time with their families, but not me. My Christmas started with emptying my old apartment and running round in circles for no particular reason but stress. This stress I am implying, comes from my weird holiday plans to move to Sweden. I am…

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Northern Lights: Svanstein, Sweden

In the early November I saw probably the best northern lights I have ever seen! As a photo enthusiast I had been waiting for the northern lights for months already, only every time I was up north earlier it was way too cloudy to shoot anything. So, as I had been waiting for this particular…

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