This guy motorbiked 8000 kilometers across 15 countries completely alone

I was born and raised in Eastern Europe, but have never been to any of the Balkan states. So this Summer I bought a motorbike, got my driver’s license, shaved my head and left for one of the most adventures in my entire life. Eventually I motorbiked 8,000 kilometers across 15 countries and 19 borders […]

Helsinki Ain’t Cheap, But It’s Not the Priciest Place for Expats, Says Survey

(FINNBAY) – Helsinki, 12 June 2014. Helsinki was ranked the world’s twentieth most expensive place for expatriates in a survey last year, but in a new study released Tuesday, the city has moved to the top 15. Also Read: 10 Facts to Know About Expat Life in Finland The global ranking published by consulting firm ECA International, […]

Fire Up Airbus: Where President of Finland Has Traveled in the Past 2 Years

(FINNBAY) – Helsinki, 8 June 2014. Since the Finnish President, Sauli Niinistö, started his work on 1 March 2012, he has made more than 25 official trips abroad. As he will be doing more travels due to the Russia crisis, we thought we would take a look at where he traveled. In the past two […]

Hundreds March for Equality in Tampere

(FINNBAY) – Tampere, 7 June 2014. Hundreds gathered today to march for equality and human rights in Tampere. The organisers emphasise that their cause is not just for sexual-equality but in general. The marchers end up at a gathering event, which is mainly in Finnish. Pirkanmaan Pride’s original name of the event roughly translates to “the […]

The Bear Man Of Finland Makes to Headlines in the UK

(FINNBAY) – Rovaniemi, 31 May 2014. While things are quite in Finland, the British society is amazingly excited to see 73-years-old Sulo Karjalainen fathering bears in Finland. His doc video has already received above 30K views. Some Brits call him a “copycat” referring to the Grizzly Man (2005) documentary. Nevertheless, Sulo is a 73 years old Finnish man […]

Finnish Kids Rank 11th in OECD’s Fattest Index

(FINNBAY) – Helsinki, 29 May 2014. Finland’s kids have become some of the fattest among the world’s developed countries during the economic crisis, according to an OECD report issued on Wednesday. Also Read: Finnish Design Company Attempts to Bring Hippos into Children Bedrooms While Finnish adults have managed to keep their weight under control to an […]

Finland 16th out of 30 in Europe’s List of Bathing Water Quality

(FINNBAY) – Brussels, 28 May 2014. The water at Europe’s beaches, rivers and lakes was generally of high quality in 2013, with 95% of these sites meeting minimum requirements, the European Environment Agency (EEA) said Wednesday, ranking Finland sixteenth in terms of bathing-water quality. At the top of the list were Cyprus and Luxembourg, where all […]

Marimekko Celebrates 50 Years of its Sassy Poppy “Unikko” Print

(FINNBAY) – Helsinki, 25 May 2014. Finland’s proud fashion brand Marimekko celebrates 50th anniversary of its most-famous design of Unikko – meaning Poppy in English. That flower pattern of Unikko is everything from oven mitts to dresses. It pushed the boundaries to identify Finland as the “colourful”, “upbeat” brand in international relations. Also Read: “Espoo Barbie” Doesn’t […]

Oulu Airport Selected as the Best Airport in Finland by Finnish Agency

(FINNBAY) – Oulu, 24 May 2014. Finavia, a company which maintains and develops a network of 25 Finnish airports and the air navigation system in Finland, has chosen Oulu Airport as “the Airport of the Year” for 2014. The section criteria was based on customer satisfaction, quality of operations and improvements in cost efficiency. Ivalo and […]

Italians Excited About Kardashian-West Wedding in Florence

(FINNBAY-ANSA) – Paris, May 23 – The city of Florence was preparing Friday for the arrival of American celebrities Kim Kardashian and Kanye West as the couple began pre-wedding festivities in Paris. The reality television and hip-hop music celebrities arrived at designer Valentino Garavani’s Chateau Wideville, a luxury castle about 60 kilometres outside of Paris, […]

Climate Change Will Affect Dietary Choices of People in Finland, Says Research

(FINNBAY) – Helsinki, 22 May 2014. Increasing awareness of climate change will influence people in Finland to consume more of climate-friendly food, says a recently published research from the University of Oulu. The researchers started from the idea that food items differ substantially in the amount of greenhouse gases their production generates and therefore individuals, if willing, […]

Finns’ Coffee Consumption Continues at Record Pace

(FINNBAY) – Tampere, 22 May 2014. The role of coffee drinking in Finnish society continues to maintain its popularity. In 2013, coffee consumption in Finland amounted to average 10 pounds per person – a high figure which was only reached in 2010. According to the statistics, light roasted coffee is still the most popular choice in Finland […]

‘Chi’ Magazine Exposes Berlusconi Pics at Old Folks’ Home

(FINNBAY-ANSA) – Milan, 14 May 2014. Chi magazine in its issue on sale Wednesday will publish photos of ex premier Silvio Berlusconi in a clinical white coat on the first day of his social service term for tax fraud at a old folks’ home. The photos in the gossip-based magazine show the media mogul with […]

Gucci’s Patrizia Reggiani “Black Widow” Poised for Community Service

(FINNBAY-ANSA) Milan, 14 May 2014. A prosecutor said Tuesday that he was in favour of Gucci fashion empire heir Patrizia “black widow” Reggiani serving the last three years of her 26-year prison term handed down for ordering the murder by a hitman of her husband Maurizio Gucci by doing community service. Reggiani may work for […]

Say Yes to Strangers!

(FINNBAY) – Helsinki, 13 May 2014. The days of staying in hotels for overnight stays or week long vacations is becoming a second option for some. Many travelers are choosing to stay in other people’s homes. If you or your family aren’t skeptical about living in a stranger’s home for a brief period of time, […]