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Happy Easter!

С Пасхой! Hyvää pääsiäistä! Feliz Páscoa! Glad Påsk! 🐣 This year, the Easter fell on the same day for Christianity  (usually Orthodox Easter is on a different day).  I was always amazed that religious holidays are treated with such respect in Finland, no matter if people are believers or not.  In Russia, such kind of… Continue reading Happy Easter!

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8 Things From Russia Which May Surprise You

I finished writing about Portugal, and I was considering what the next topic could be. As my blog is about travelling and cultural experience, I decided to describe several things from Russia, which can be odd to you. 1. Mug. This is a typical print on the mug, which is used, for example: for boiling… Continue reading 8 Things From Russia Which May Surprise You

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 Why Do I Love Portuguese People?

There are individualistic societies, and there are societies referring to collectivism. They both function well and have their advantages. The only thing which matters is what suits personally you best. Coming from the southern Russia, I feel more comfortable in collectivist society, like Portuguese. What is so special about it?  This is probably the most… Continue reading  Why Do I Love Portuguese People?

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How Do You Eat Kiwi?

My today’s post differs from the previous ones. I decided to write about… how people eat a kiwi in two neighbour countries: Finland and Russia. I know the whole idea sounds ridiculous because how different it actually can be? But with Finnish friends we discussed this a lot, and it turned out that we do… Continue reading How Do You Eat Kiwi?