While Finland was a piece of land between Russia and Sweden for a long time, Soviet Russia finally reached its goal and added Finland to its territory. However, when the courageous, free and devoted structure of the Finnish people came to the level that would threaten Soviet Russia, the Finnish people could not come to the restrictions of Russia and declared their independence in 1917, and they have been governed by a republic they created with their socialist genes from Russia.
Finnish are the people with a population of only five million, with white skin and blue eyes, settled on the pieces of all sizes of land between the lakes, and their only concern is to establish a family and live in peace. As a Turk, I can join the part where they say that people in a cold climate are also cold. However, when we look at it, can we say that the Turkish people are not overly sincere? For example, if you turn a Finn on the road and ask for the address, if he knows, he will tell you as much as he knows, if he does not know, he will say "I don't know", wish you a good day and continue on his way, contrary to the curiosity of Turkish people to prove that they know, even if they don't know. Oh, just like us, there is a difference between rural and urban dwellers in them, and the accent of the Finnish language can vary from city to city.
Speaking of Finnish... Finland's Finnish name is Suomi. It is surprising that our language origins are the same, and that both Turkish and Finnish are descended from Ural-altai. Except for the agglutinative and the sameness of our letter "ö", the two languages are not even remotely related to each other and are very difficult to learn. Of course, the learning speed may vary according to your motivation and perception. The fact that Finnish is a language that reads as it is written can also make it easier for you to learn. Just be careful, "y" is pronounced as "ü" and "j" is pronounced as "y" :) Also, Finnish is not the only language in Finland, Swedish is also the second official language.
Finland is a member of the European Union and you will appreciate that its currency is the euro. That euro run over mw, it broke my heart the whole time I studied in Finland. Still, for those who will go for touristic purposes, there is no such difference between them and other European countries. Oh, but if you're going to study, then my advice is to either save money or look for a job wherever you go.
What is Finland famous for? Let's see...
Northern Lights. Head straight to the north point, find the city of Lapland, stop by Santa's village, mingle with the Huskies, feed the deer, stay in the glass igloos if you can, and eat lots of salmon.
Sauna. It's something you can experience anywhere, because every settlement in Finland has at least one. The only difference from saunas in Turkey is that the temperature reaches 90 degrees. If you want to have a different experience, you will see holes drilled into frozen lakes in winter. After getting out of the 90 degree sauna, jump into that hole, I'm sure it will be a memory you will never forget.
Coffee in the morning, vodka in the evening. One of the perks of being Finnish is getting used to this routine. For those who don't like vodka, the "Glögi" drink, which has a sour flavor with the taste of our famous cinnamon rock sugar, is one of the indispensable winter drinks of the Finns. It is a hot drink with alcoholic and non-alcoholic varieties.
Moomin. Finland's mascot is a white hippo-like animal that I don't look like much. It is a brand that was famous as a cartoon before and then became a mascot. It can be bought as a gift for children.
Salmiaki. It is a black aroma that should be tried by those who love the taste of anise, and should not be missed by those who do not. You can find all kinds of food in almost every shop. It is also famous for its liquor. In general, I recommend you to try the "Fazer" branded chocolate, which is the most famous chocolate brand in Finland.
Due to its location and climate, these suffering people are the best example of cooperation, solidarity and being a society in my opinion. I think the secret of the success of this country, which created an agricultural country from those unproductive lands and then became an industrial country, that is, created out of nothing, is hidden in two beautiful words; respect and tolerance.
When you say that Finland became Finland, everyone will definitely show the 2000s, of course, after the golden age of the once world giant "Nokia". You ask why? While it is a country, that keeps its head down and stands on its own two feet, dominated by silence, calmness and serenity, in the 2000s, students who grew up with the Finnish education system are scrutinized for their success in PISA (International Student Assessment Program) among other OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) countries. However, Finland had no problems with advertising or bragging about its achievements. I went, I lived, I saw. I think they are the most humble, selfless, most generous people in the world. I don't know either that's what happened to me or I'm very optimistic, but you can get a share from here;
Whether you're a professor, CEO, or president, people call each other by their first names. They don't have to worry about dressing up and showing off. Of course, those who want to wear a suit and dress, they can, but no one judges each other by their clothes and looks at each other from head to toe. Regardless of the institution, home, cafe, restaurant, workplace, school you go to, comfort is the first rule, so interior designs are designed accordingly.
I will search for utopias throughout the world during my life, but if you ask me what country has been suitable for their ideals so far, I would say "Finland" without hesitation. It is a perfect country to feel like a human being and to stay and live for a long time, not from a touristic point of view, but as a settler. Hoping you can see the white lilies emerging from the mud...