Bicycle! Bicycle!

Outside of the United States there is a phenomenon going on…cycling. According to News Review, “there are more than a billion bicycles on the planet, twice as many as there are cars.” The good people at News Review compiled a list of the top ten countries with the most bikes per capita. Not surprising, the … More Bicycle! Bicycle!

Finland Defeats Sweden!

The sun has just gone down and the party is just getting started! It’s about midnight here and the streets are filled with cheers, cars are honking, and we can hear our neighbor’s celebrating through the walls. Finland has just defeated Sweden 6 to 1 for the World Hockey Championship!

The Flying Finn

One of the few things I knew about Finland prior to arriving here was that they had a famous runner who brokeĀ all kinds of records. Paavo Nurmi, also known as the “Flying Finn” was a champion runner who won 12 track and field medals in 1920 and who broke 22 world records. He was also … More The Flying Finn