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Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Dec 6, 2012 - 01:29pm PT
Lets discuss the second half of Lollis thread; 'And Other Countries'.

I like Panama. Great people, not too much hype, they run on the USD. Possibly one of the more slept on (underrated, to foreigners who read this) countries I've visited.
Donald Thompson

Trad climber
Los Angeles,CA
Dec 6, 2012 - 01:39pm PT
Credit: Donald Thompson

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Sara La Fountain. Her Finnish cooking is very interesting. She travels to remote areas and cooks traditional and nouveau Finnish dishes.

Credit: Donald Thompson

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Question: what is the name of the ancient Finnish language that JRR Tolkien worked into
"The Lord of the Rings" ?
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Dec 6, 2012 - 01:49pm PT
Donald: Kalevala?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalevala

Language: Runes?
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Dec 6, 2012 - 01:53pm PT
Finnish composer Jean Sibelius was inspired by Kalevala
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 6, 2012 - 01:55pm PT
My first evening in Helsinki I was really jonesing for a good meal after
months in the Soviet Union. I walked all over Helsinki wondering why there
were so many Italian restaurants. WTF? Then I found out 'Ravintola' is not
Finnish for 'ravioli' - it means restaurant. By then I was so tired I just
went to a store and bought some herring and vodka like the rest of the Finns.
Donald Thompson

Trad climber
Los Angeles,CA
Dec 6, 2012 - 01:59pm PT
Mr. Marlow, you are right:

http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Kalevala
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Dec 6, 2012 - 02:08pm PT
Leningrad Cowboys - These Boots
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Dec 6, 2012 - 02:19pm PT
Aki Kaurismäki


Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Dec 6, 2012 - 02:25pm PT
Erja Lyytinen

Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Dec 6, 2012 - 02:47pm PT
Rally Finland - Marcus Grönholm

Road trip during winter
Jeremy Ross

Gym climber
Dec 6, 2012 - 02:59pm PT
Finland makes really good racing drivers.



-JR
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Dec 6, 2012 - 03:06pm PT
Yes both rally - with Mäkinen and Grönholm - and F1 - with Häkkinen and Raikkonen - as examples.

"Michelin food" (**) in Finland: http://chezdominique.fi/home
Donald Thompson

Trad climber
Los Angeles,CA
Dec 6, 2012 - 03:09pm PT
Credit: Donald Thompson
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Dec 6, 2012 - 03:20pm PT
Nice view... LOL...

Virpi Kuitonen


Janne Ahonen


The Land of the 1000 Lakes
Borut

Mountain climber
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Dec 6, 2012 - 09:15pm PT
Here are some news (in English) from the General Consulate of Nepal in Ljubljana, Slovenia: http://nepconsulate.si/

Borut

Mountain climber
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Dec 6, 2012 - 09:39pm PT
I have good friends from Finland, living in Berlin. Aulikki and her family are great people, very friendly and warm hearted. She comes from way up North in Finland, places one can apparently sometimes only reach by plane. Heard a lot about pike fishing - they bite -, and sometimes too many mosquitoes when the temps are high.

Borut
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 6, 2012 - 09:49pm PT
How come nobody has pointed out that Finland is the UFO Capitol of Europe?
Borut

Mountain climber
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Dec 6, 2012 - 10:01pm PT
I'd sometimes argue with Aulikki about Santa Claus and skis. Both Finland and Slovenia consider Santa Claus and skis as their own discovery.

Borut

(edit: link)
Sparky

Trad climber
vagabond movin on
Dec 7, 2012 - 12:06am PT


What we can learn from Finland’s successful school reform
Finland came from behind to become the world leader in student achievement. Their strategy is the opposite of what we’re doing in America.


By Linda Darling-Hammond

http://www.nea.org/home/40991.htm
wallyvirginia

Trad climber
Stockholm, Sweden
Dec 7, 2012 - 12:24am PT


This is Finland for me. By the way this movie is awesome from start to Finnish. Pun intended..

@Borut

Everybody knows who invented the skis, and it was neither of you guys.. ;-)
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