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Sleeping with the Fishes: Midwinter death challenge

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A few weeks ago a good friend called Clint visited Helsinki. I was excited. As I don’t often get visitors, I wanted to show off Helsinki's highlights and give him a taste of Finnish culture. I wanted ...Read more

Skiing Finnish style: a masochists dream

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Some people don't "get" skiing. I can see their point. On a bad day it seems like a lot of effort in order to slide down a hill slapping your backside on ice. One could save money and dignity by payi...Read more

New Years' on thin ice

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There is no mistaking the sound of a breaking ice sheet. It starts as a deep creaking and crunching that fills your insides with adrenaline and dread. Then, while you are desperately scanning the ice...Read more

So this is Christmas?

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"It's stupid to open our Christmas presents today" I told Sanna, my Finnish girlfriend, on Christmas Eve. "Christmas is on Christmas Day. It's like suddenly deciding you can open your birthday present...Read more

Cold hands, warm hearts?

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There are some things in life that one cannot fully prepare for. We can do the research and study the facts, but even if we expect the worst some experiences will still be a shock to the system. Lik...Read more

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My name is matt. I'm a 35 year old man living in Wellington, New Zealand. I speak English and Spanish.

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