Sauna Tribe is a Suomi Finland 100 project dedicated to exploration of the topics of Finnishness, sisu and sauna as they are expressed across the globe.
Not calling infrared heat rooms “sauna” is not about elitism but several things: Scientific accuracy, clarity in conversation and education, preserving livelihoods, and protecting a cultural heritage.
When I first arrived in Sweden, it was made clear that Kent is THE Swedish band that everyone listens to. Several years on, I’ve found very little to contradict that statement. In any public place I’ve gone to – malls, restaurants, cafes, Kent is always there. But how “Swedish” are they?
Perhaps you’re heading to Finland this year… or maybe you just want to impress your friends a little at the camp. Whatever the case, it never hurts to brush up on your Finnish, and what better way to start than with some summer vacation related phrases?
Finnish men are pretty special; It’s clear that they would have to be, based on their history. In honor of Father’s Day, let’s take a look at what makes them so. Here are some of Finnish men’s most common characteristics.
Sisu. It might just be the most overused word in the Finnish language. But it’s difficult to deny, when looking back at our history. I examine various aspects of so-called Sisu to see if we can determine once and for all: Is it real, & could there be a scientific basis we can explain right now?