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(The Age (Melbourne))   Visit beautiful Helsinki. Come for the reindeer kebabs, stay for the naked swimming   (theage.com.au) divider line 56
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2014-01-04 08:18:31 AM
"As in Helsinki Finland."
 
2014-01-04 09:17:17 AM
i lived there as a kid. finland is an amazingly awesome country.
 
2014-01-04 09:32:41 AM
The naked swimming isn't co-ed however, so, if you're still interested...
 
2014-01-04 09:33:12 AM
with the pool open to men and women on separate days.

Ican'tfaptothat.jpg
 
GCD
2014-01-04 09:34:29 AM
Yrjonkatu swimming pool, an indoor facility in the city centre, features arched terraces and private dressing rooms separated by blue-and-white curtains.

Because I definitely need my privacy when I'm swimming naked.
 
2014-01-04 09:34:50 AM

FlashHarry: i lived there as a kid. finland is an amazingly awesome country.


We finally got a Burger King. Now we are awesome.
 
2014-01-04 09:38:59 AM

FlashHarry: i lived there as a kid. finland is an amazingly awesome country.


Let's not popularize it too much,  It's a barren hellhole... children are crying. Cracker Barrel...is well...Crackerbarrel.
 
2014-01-04 09:42:01 AM
I was thrown out of my local swimming pool for pissing in it.

"How did you know I was pissing?" I asked the lifeguard.

"The shallow end only goes up to your knees."
 
2014-01-04 09:44:39 AM

Thudfark: FlashHarry: i lived there as a kid. finland is an amazingly awesome country.

We finally got a Burger King. Now we are awesome.


no more carrols?
 
2014-01-04 09:53:47 AM

smadge1: The naked swimming isn't co-ed however, so, if you're still interested...


But naked men are walking around exposing themselves to, and also swimming with, naked boys they don't even know

*GASP*

Not sure whether to post:

img.photobucket.com
or

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2014-01-04 09:56:45 AM

FlashHarry: Thudfark: FlashHarry: i lived there as a kid. finland is an amazingly awesome country.

We finally got a Burger King. Now we are awesome.

no more carrols?


Nope. There are how ever better alternatives to that.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-01-04 09:59:22 AM
GCD: Because I definitely need my privacy when I'm swimming naked.

I was at the edge of a lake in the White Mountains. Many people were swimming. I was talking to a friend and facing generally towards the water. I noticed two girls at the edge of the water, one in a bathing suit and the other fully dressed, just standing there nervously doing nothing. I decided I was inhibiting them. I had a big camera and as far as they knew I was going to start snapping pictures the moment her shirt started coming off. I turned my back to the water for 30 seconds, turned back to face the water, and there she was revealed in her bikini-clad glory not minding the attention. I could have started snapping pictures, but they wouldn't be pictures of her getting undressed, just pictures of a girl at the beach.

TLDR version: Girls get modest at the weirdest times.
 
2014-01-04 10:01:15 AM

Ramsay: Nope. There are how ever better alternatives to that.


well, the last time i saw helsinki was 1988, so it's been a while...

one day i hope to go back.
 
2014-01-04 10:03:01 AM

Mugato: "As in Helsinki Finland."


Well-played.
 
2014-01-04 10:03:34 AM

FlashHarry: Thudfark: FlashHarry: i lived there as a kid. finland is an amazingly awesome country.

We finally got a Burger King. Now we are awesome.

no more carrols?


Only a couple left. They got bought out by Hesburger.
 
2014-01-04 10:10:41 AM
See the loveli lakes
the wonderful telephone system
and mani interesting furri animals
 
2014-01-04 10:10:49 AM
 with the pool open to men and women on separate days.

imageshack.com
 
2014-01-04 10:28:33 AM

Thudfark: FlashHarry: Thudfark: FlashHarry: i lived there as a kid. finland is an amazingly awesome country.

We finally got a Burger King. Now we are awesome.

no more carrols?

Only a couple left. They got bought out by Hesburger.


Kyllä ne on Heseiksi muuttuneet jo puolitoista vuotta sitten. :P
 
2014-01-04 10:44:42 AM
Visited Helsinki last fall and I gotta agree, the reindeer is awesome. Surprisingly, the architecture was uninspiring (with a couple of exceptions including the Church of the Rock). Overall, the city had a good beat and I could dance to it. I would visit again.
 
2014-01-04 10:45:05 AM
img.fark.net
 
2014-01-04 10:51:31 AM

Ramsay: Thudfark: FlashHarry: Thudfark: FlashHarry: i lived there as a kid. finland is an amazingly awesome country.

We finally got a Burger King. Now we are awesome.

no more carrols?

Only a couple left. They got bought out by Hesburger.

Kyllä ne on Heseiksi muuttuneet jo puolitoista vuotta sitten. :P


Luulin että se yks oli vielä.
 
2014-01-04 10:54:44 AM

smadge1: The naked swimming isn't co-ed however, so, if you're still interested...


It was when I lived there. Co-ed sauna and swimming!

Of course, that generally only happens at student functions in university when copious amounts of alcohol are involved.

/good times
 
2014-01-04 11:05:30 AM

miscreant: Of course, that generally only happens at student functions in university when copious amounts of alcohol are involved.


alcohol? in finland? surely you must be joking...
 
2014-01-04 11:09:49 AM
Will a holiday in Finland include the majestic møøse?
 
2014-01-04 11:15:54 AM
Mynd you, møøse bites Kan be pretti nasti...
 
2014-01-04 11:19:08 AM
I wouldn't mind going to Finland, as a third generation immigrant from the country. Of course, as a third generation immigrant I'm limited to only knowing how to count to 5 in Finn and say the word milk - so I'd end up going full retard.

Old stories were cool. Great Grandfather spent all summer building cabinets and would use sleds and skates to haul them to Helsinki when the river froze. I know the stuff he built out of wood had simple, clean lines - never any bling. Kind of the Finnish way. When your country has been invaded for hundreds of years to be raped, pillaged, and burned, it pays to look like you don't own much and try to make everything simple. He  built removable panels into the crown molding of his house to store money, (and vodka). My Grandmother used to tell me a big point of contention a lot of Finns don't like to mention, the reason some Finns have squinty eyes is from when the Mongolian Hordes making a brief visit during the end part of their empire and leaving a little DNA behind. Then there's the the story of the Russians invading. They would fly troops in and instead of using parachutes, would fly low and slow over snow fields and the troops would just jump out. Worked great until the Finns started painting boulders white.

I wouldn't know how to look up any family if I went. I asked Grandma about this before she died - she said something about how the strange last names worked; when a family moved into a new farm they would modify their last name, using part of their last name and part of the name of the people they bought the place from. Not sure how that works, but I think it might be why some words and names have multiple repeated letters. Guess I should go and find out - I know I can drink in Finn, but the only thing I can ask for is milk.
 
2014-01-04 11:22:21 AM

Ficoce: Guess I should go and find out - I know I can drink in Finn, but the only thing I can ask for is milk.


Olut is the word for beer.

/You're welcome
 
2014-01-04 11:27:32 AM

smadge1: The naked swimming isn't co-ed however, so, if you're still interested...


Yeah, you usually travel as a couple.  Why would we want to visit an attraction that wouldn't let us attend as a couple?
 
2014-01-04 11:38:32 AM

miscreant: Ficoce: Guess I should go and find out - I know I can drink in Finn, but the only thing I can ask for is milk.

Olut is the word for beer.

/You're welcome


That's all I need to know - thanks.
 
2014-01-04 11:38:53 AM

Gobobo: I was thrown out of my local swimming pool for pissing in it.

"How did you know I was pissing?" I asked the lifeguard.

"The shallow end only goes up to your knees."


LOL
 
2014-01-04 11:44:37 AM

miscreant: Ficoce: Guess I should go and find out - I know I can drink in Finn, but the only thing I can ask for is milk.

Olut is the word for beer.

/You're welcome


OP, if you go and you'll be there (and drinking) for a while, take one of the Tallinn ferries and bring a big wheeled suitcase .. empty.  Fill suitcase with longdrink and 10-packs of vodka at the on-board store.  Yes, 10-packs of vodka, 50cl bottles.

/Cheaper than Alko
//visited Helsinki in May for a few days
 
2014-01-04 11:47:06 AM

miscreant: Ficoce: Guess I should go and find out - I know I can drink in Finn, but the only thing I can ask for is milk.

Olut is the word for beer.

/You're welcome


Olutta is also the word for (a/some) beer. Finnish being Finnish, we could be here for quite a while going through all the linguistic transmogrifications used when ordering beer.
 
2014-01-04 11:48:48 AM
Next time any of y'alls visit, call ahead. I'll show you the best places in town to buy me drinks.
 
2014-01-04 11:58:47 AM

Thudfark: Olutta is also the word for (a/some) beer. Finnish being Finnish, we could be here for quite a while going through all the linguistic transmogrifications used when ordering beer.


Yeah, tried to learn a bit of it when I was there. Confusing how you change words to do what we do with prepositions. Like verb conjugation for nouns.
 
2014-01-04 12:11:25 PM

miscreant: Thudfark: Olutta is also the word for (a/some) beer. Finnish being Finnish, we could be here for quite a while going through all the linguistic transmogrifications used when ordering beer.

Yeah, tried to learn a bit of it when I was there. Confusing how you change words to do what we do with prepositions. Like verb conjugation for nouns.


If you want your head to assplode :

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

http://sironawolf.deviantart.com/journal/What-do-you-mean-finnish-is -h ard-412484980
 
2014-01-04 12:20:33 PM
And one more for good measure. Speaking of measure, off to entertain the drunken masses.

i.imgur.com
 
2014-01-04 12:42:17 PM
with the pool open to men and women on separate days.
==============================

Damn it.

Count me out.

/Though, I'd be happy to naked swim alone. That would be great.
 
2014-01-04 01:03:47 PM
I have a layover in Helsinki in May (PIT-JFK-HEL-PRG).  Too bad I won't be there long enough to venture out of the airport.  I would love to see the city and experience Finland.  And I hear the ferry to Tallinn is worth it as well.
 
2014-01-04 01:20:33 PM
The grammar gives me fits and I can't roll my "r" for shiat, but  rakastan suomen kieltä.:-D

Mrs. cynicalMFer and I will be in Helsinki for a couple of days at Midsummer, a few days in the Naantali/Turku area after that, then a few days across in Tallinn.  Not much for the bar scene anymore, though I did develop a taste for many forms of salmiakki .. including Koskenkorva.
 
2014-01-04 01:22:30 PM

smadge1: The naked swimming isn't co-ed however, so, if you're still interested...


Darn, I was going to book my trip there, but now I am not. I could swim naked in my own pool for a much cheaper price.
 
2014-01-04 02:00:17 PM

SOITTAKAA PARANOID!

 
2014-01-04 02:35:35 PM
This thread shoulda been chock full of hawt Finnish women.
 
2014-01-04 02:36:07 PM
i1.ytimg.com
 
2014-01-04 02:53:03 PM
I landed in Helsinki on my 20th birthday. The age to drink hard liquor in Finland is 20. I spent the night in a tapas bar getting hammered on beer and good tequila. Fun night. Drove across the country a couple of days later and stayed up north for a week. Fascinating place and people. I would definitely go back there.
 
2014-01-04 03:21:07 PM

Marshal805: This thread shoulda been chock full of hawt Finnish women.

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...better?
 
2014-01-04 04:52:50 PM
Finland, Finland, Finland
The country where I want to be
Pony trekking or camping
Or just watching TV
Finland, Finland, Finland

It's the country for me
You're so near to Russia
So far from Japan
Quite a long way from Cairo
Lots of miles from Vietnam

Finland, Finland, Finland
The country where I want to be
Eating breakfast or dinner
Or snack lunch in the hall
Finland, Finland, Finland
Finland has it all

You're so sadly neglected
And often ignored
A poor second to Belgium
When going abroad

Finland, Finland, Finland
The country where I quite want to be
Your mountains so lofty
Your treetops so tall
Finland, Finland, Finland
Finland has it all
 
2014-01-04 05:52:03 PM
 
2014-01-04 05:55:30 PM

cynicalMFer: Marshal805: This thread shoulda been chock full of hawt Finnish women.
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...better?


Where's the one that looks like Conan?
 
2014-01-04 06:44:21 PM

viciousbackyardkiller: Where's the one that looks like Conan?


i.imgur.com
 
2014-01-04 07:07:19 PM

cynicalMFer: Marshal805: This thread shoulda been chock full of hawt Finnish women.
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...better?


Much better!
 
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