Finland - Culture Smart!

Finland - Culture Smart!

The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

Elena Barrett, Terttu Leney

$9.99

available from Mar 04, 2021

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The people of this land of white summer nights and pristine lakes are famous for their sisu, a form of enterprising stoicism. They are survivors; if you were stranded on a desert island, your ideal companion would be a Finn. Before you knew it, the sauna would be ready, the fishhooks positioned, a fire burning, and any edible berries picked and prepared for eating. Shaped by the harsh physical beauty around them, the Finns can be melancholy, yet have a great sense of humor. Their music is often in the minor key, but they love to dance, sing, and perform. They cherish their traditions, from name days to near-pagan rituals, yet they are great innovators. Culture Smart! Finland offers you a deeper, more rewarding experience of this beautiful land.


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Elena Barrett:
Elena Barrett is a teacher, writer, applied linguist, and long-time resident of Finland. Terttu Leney is a Finnish teacher, trainer, broadcaster, and writer who worked for the Foreign Office in London as a professional development coordinator preparing British diplomats and businessmen for overseas postings.|||Elena Barrett is a teacher, writer, applied linguist, and long-time resident of Finland. Terttu Leney is a Finnish teacher, trainer, broadcaster, and writer who worked for the Foreign Office in London as a professional development coordinator preparing British diplomats and businessmen for overseas postings.|||Elena Barrett is a teacher, writer, applied linguist, and long-time resident of Finland. Terttu Leney is a Finnish teacher, trainer, broadcaster, and writer who worked for the Foreign Office in London as a professional development coordinator preparing British diplomats and businessmen for overseas postings.

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