What does the world’s oldest champagne taste like ?

Christian Ekström historical discovery Christian Ekström, Stallhagen Slow beer owner, revealed us in confidence, the secret of his extraordinary discovery. Professional diver, he had found during one of his expeditions in deep Baltic Sea an old shipwreck which had sank 183 years ago. The ship dated back from 1820 and had a full cargo of perfectly […]

Åland Slow beer – Stallhagen Pub

Stallhagen pub entrance Stallhagen beer chandellier Stallhagen beer tasting  – Golby Stallhagen slow beer tasting  – Golby Spending vacation in Åland (Ahvenanmaa in Finnish), we randomly decided to visit a brewery in Godby called Stallhagen. The owner of the pub, Christian Ekström, gave us a tour of his “hand made” beer factory explaining the different steps […]

Voyage to Åland

  Where is Åland archipelago located (Ahvenanmaa in Finnish) ? * Où se trouve l’archipel d’Åland (Ahvenanmaa en Finnois) ? Åland is located in between Sweden & Finland in the Baltic sea. This archipelago is part of Finland however the people have their own parliament, their own flag and the official language is swedish. I know it’s quite confusing. * […]

Part I: Finnish basics

Jussi Hellsten photo – Helsinki I observed that Finns usually switch into English when a non-Finnish speaking person happens to be around the table which makes it probably harder for a foreigner to learn the language. The reason is most likely due to the fact that they acknowledge their mother tongue as one of the hardest to learn in […]

Weird stuff Finns do

Photo by Jussi Hellsten Only in Finland.. 1. Do you consider a supermarket as a natural place for government run slot machines & for gambling 2. Do you have the bus overtaken by an old man bicycling in the snow. 3. Do you find alcohol beverages from separate stores called Alko. 4. Can anybody check the credit history of anyone else. 5. Do […]