Helsinki Coffee Festival 2016

 

Last weekend the Helsinki Coffee Festival took place for the second time and I took the opportunity to check out what it’s all about.

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First of all, you guys need to know that Finland is the top country when it comes to coffee consumption. About 2.3 cups are what Finns drink on daily average but that’s probably only the lower end of the bar. Finnish people really do love coffee and when you visit your friends, it’s almost a custom to drink coffee.

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Living space: wants vs. needs

Inspired by Masha Sedgwick’s post, that tells about how happy and content she feels in her new apartment, no matter how unfinished it still is, I want to pick up a similar subject; living space: how many square meters does a single person really need?

Let’s be honest, I have moved around quite a bit within the past 10 years. I moved to Finland in October 2007 and moved 3 times in 2 years. In January 2010, I moved to Denmark for 3 months, then to Madrid and one month later to Valencia. In August 2010, I moved back to Finland for a year. Within this one year, I moved twice. I moved back to Finland and moved 2 times until I moved into this very same apartment I’m sitting now in August 2012.

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Fhina’s Weekly Recap #14

So, finally back with

Fhina’s Weekly Recap – Sunday Funday

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I’m so sorry I didn’t manage to post a weekly recap last week, but I was super tired last Sunday. I mentioned that my friend from Germany was visiting and it was so nice seeing her again. We spend super boring most of the time at home, watched Harry Potter and ate junk food. Saturday (last week) we went to this Meri Rock Cruise which was fun. So nice to see some bands live again.

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Where do I buy my books?

Hello and happy Monday! Today I want to show you where I buy my books.

Most of the paperbacks I have bought during the last year I got from the Academic Bookstore in Helsinki. It’s the largest bookstore in Finland (or probably even Northern Europe) and it’s huge, not to say massive! It has a large collection of English books, as well as books in Finnish, Swedish, Russian, German, French, Spanish, and Estonian. And probably other languages too.

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It also has a coffee on the second floor and Starbucks on the ground floor, and currently it holds an exhibition of Jean Sibelius on the top floor.

Books can be found on the ground– and second floor. In the basement, you have stationery supplies and a passageway to the Stockmann Department Store of which the Academic Bookstore used to be a part. Now the bookstore has been bought by a Swedish company and therefore, there will probably be some major and minor changes during this fall.

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