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Copenhagen strategies

We’ve both just returned from Copenhagen: a conference trip for me, a birthday holiday for K. Denmark is an oddity: much as Finland looks Scandinavian when you squint, Denmark looks a little Germanic when you don’t. The capital city is … Continue reading

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Drink to me only with thine antlers

Trying to preserve some of the magic of our honeymoon, we’re still having as many drinks of tea as possible from our reindeer mugs. We bought them from a small stall on the Helsinki kauppatori, the non-square market square that … Continue reading

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All the lonely people, where have those people gone?

The first thing that strikes you about Finland—especially outside Helsinki, but even in the capital—is how few people there are. CIA factbook figures confirm that the population density is some 14 times lower than in the UK: 17 per km2 … Continue reading

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