Discovering Finland

Goodbye Finland!

Well... the season is over and tomorrow Lee and I are headed back to California.  We have learned so much here in Turku about Finnish culture and hope to come back some day.  ...

Aihe Uncategorized, 11.3.2008 16:10, Lisa Atack | Lisää

I’m off to “School”

Finland:     So, the bars here are quite unique… Some of the pubs are named after what the building/space had been used for before turning into a bar; for example, some bar names are ...

Aihe Uncategorized, 22.2.2008 18:19, Lisa Atack | Lisää


Finland: This last weekend, Lee and I went to Mummi World  (a theme park in Nantilli).  The park is only officially open in the summer, but we were able to walk around and check ...

Aihe Uncategorized, 17.2.2008 21:44, Lisa Atack | Lisää


Paris: Paris was amazing…and for those of you who have asked or e-mailed, Lee did NOT propose (remember we are only 22/23 years old!). Okay, now that I’ve cleared ...

Aihe Uncategorized, 6.2.2008 13:22, Lisa Atack | Lisää


Well, it finally snowed!... Lee and I were able to make a snowman as well as a snow-Mikku (see below...and yes, we are a little obsessed with our dog!). It is so ...

Aihe Uncategorized, 1.2.2008 0:21, Lisa Atack | Lisää

Teemu and Aki are Back!!

Ok…I know it’s never a good idea to write about politics, but with the primary election going on in the U.S. and having recently sent in my ballot, something needs to be said… The ...

Aihe Uncategorized, 24.1.2008 12:24, Lisa Atack | Lisää

Pumping Iron

Finland: For the last two weeks, I have been going to several gym classes (weights/step/bike) with a friend who lives in town. Normally, I just go to the gym ...

Aihe Uncategorized, 15.1.2008 12:57, Lisa Atack | Lisää


Finland: So it is s new year…Lee, along with the other imports on the team, was very excited to set off fireworks on New Years Eve. Fireworks are illegal ...

Aihe Uncategorized, 6.1.2008 22:15, Lisa Atack | Lisää


Finland: So Christmas is over… People here in Finland celebrate Christmas on the 24th… so I think Santa comes on the night of the 23rd. It makes sense that ...

Aihe Uncategorized, 26.12.2007 22:02, Lisa Atack | Lisää


Finland: Well I’m back from Madrid and had my share of tortilla (a Spanish potato and egg dish). I feel like Finland is more of a home to me now that I went ...

Aihe Uncategorized, 17.12.2007 15:13, Lisa Atack | Lisää

Lisa Atack

  • My name is Lisa Atack and I recently moved to Turku, Finland with my boyfriend, Lee Sweatt, who plays for the TPS hockey team. I graduated from Colorado College in May and I am currently applying to medical schools and hoping to be accepted. In the mean time, I’m trying to adapt to Finnish culture and hope to share with you the weekly adventures of being an American in Finland.



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