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About Finnish society & culture. From snow to sauna, from natives to Nokia.
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Tallinn, Estonia & the Drunk Ferry to Helsinki

Tallinn, Estonia & the Drunk Ferry to Helsinki | Finland | Scoop.it

It was a short adventure in Tallinn, as we had tickets for the 9 p.m. drunk ferry to Helsinki. But, that did not stop us from exploring the Christmas markets and eating at the BEST rated restaurant in Tallinn--no joke.

The alcohol is obviously less expensive in Tallinn and so Finns make the mad dash across the pond to buy their goods. Luckily, we were upwind from the loud, obnoxious (and yes, drunk) teenagers who decided to party in our cozy location on the ferry.

Ah, it's nice to be back in Finland!

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Alcohol locks required for all public school transport

Alcohol locks required for all public school transport | Finland | Scoop.it
The use of alcohol locks became mandatory as of Monday for all authorized
vehicles taking children to school and daycare. An alcohol lock prevents a
car from starting if a breathalyzer test shows the driver is over the legal
limit.
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Hounkponou hélène's curator insight, December 5, 2014 9:53 PM

L'avenir des enfants représente beaucoup aux yeux des parents. Cela se manifeste par  leurs décisions de protéger leurs enfants  contre les chauffeurs alcooliques des transports publics qui conduisent les enfants à l'école et à la garderie. Dans la mesure où l'instrument qui teste  le taux d'alcool révèle que le chauffeur a dépassé la limite légale la voiture ne démarre pas. Ces règles appliquées au transport scolaire  et garderie sont renforcées par la municipalité ou l’État. Dans le non respect de cette règle, cette action est taxée d'une amende de 1500 euros par véhicule. Cette amende est sanctionnée par la police.

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Finns Drinking Less, But More Often

Finns Drinking Less, But More Often | Finland | Scoop.it
New research shows that while the trend in Finnish drinking habits is moving towards the European norm, the Finns still tend to drink more with the intent of getting intoxicated than do, for example, the French.
The Finns have become more moderate about the consumption of alcohol in all age groups. The share of those who use alcohol at least twice a week has grown, but drinking simply to get drunk has been declining.
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Helsinki drinkers offered health checks in pubs

Helsinki drinkers offered health checks in pubs | Finland | Scoop.it
Health services in eastern Helsinki are moving into uncharted territory –
local pubs.
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The Finnish Way of Drinking - Robert Gustafsson

Swedish comedian Robert Gustafsson portrays the 5 (stereotypical) stages of Finnish drinking on the TV-show Time Out. English subtitles.
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