HBO has copyrighted the phrase “Winter is coming”. How selfish is that? But then again, it seems like we do not really need that phrase as nowadays everyone seems to be just saying “Winter is late”.
Statistics Finland counted 501 600 summer cottages in Finland in the year 2015. There are a little less than 5.5 million people in the whole country. Seems like we can talk about a tradition here.
There they are: red riverside warehouses. That row of small red cottages by the river is Porvoo's trademark. They appear on postcards and school textbooks and welcome visitors to the town, just like they did already hundreds of years ago.
It had been almost ten years since I was hiking in Lapland. Still, it feels like home.
“Isn’t it funny that you work in a place where we go for a weekend off?” my friend said. Yeah, very funny.