Saturday 13th August 2022 ko 17:00
Finland Kansallinen Liga
FC HONKA NAISET 1 (Sutela 56)
HPS NAISET 1 (Nurmet 66)
Att 332 at Tapiolan Urheilupuisto, Espoo
Entry €5 (approx. £4.48)
There was a certain symmetry in Robyn and I linking a trip to Helsinki to a return to a post-pandemic Stockholm to see friends that we hadn’t seen, in some cases for 4 years. Sweden did rule over Finland from the 13th century until 1809, and to this day you’ll see signs written in both Finnish and Swedish, the latter is still an official language.
Given my connections to Sweden, and the notoriously difficult to understand Finnish language I did find it difficult to pick up even a few words of Finnish, it was so much easier to use the Swedish I already knew. As Swedish statistician Mads put it, ” You call the country Finland which is in Swedish, but call the capital Helsinki- which is in Finnish!” Continue reading