Important observations and things learnt about Finland in the last two weeks:
a) All the doors open outwards, presumably so that you can knock the postman out when he brings your post.
b) In McDonald’s, they take your order, prepare it as you wait and bring it over to your table.
c) They’re so high-tech, you can pay on your card for everything, including at the bar for the cloakroom and each 2.50 drink. Crazy.
d) They have no Ground Floor, ground level is 1 and the first floor is 2.
e) They have an amazing dessert called Tippaleipä that I’ve christened “The Doughnut Cake.”
f) It’s a tradition to jump into freezing cold ice lakes, after cooking yourself in the sauna and it’s actually more exhilarating than you’d ever imagine.
g) The efficient nature of the Finns extends to the pub, where they pour and serve your beer before you’ve even finished ordering and paying for it.
And last but not least..
h) I really want to come back.