Today I took a skate into town spoke to a friendly boy at Stale Skate Shop who kindly pointed me in the direction of some good places to skate in Turku.
I then went and treated myself to some Finnish books, in the hope that they will inform my studies here in Turku.
One of the books I bought,
Kalevala by Elias Lonnrot.
Described as ‘the great Finnish epic’.
It’s a collection of traditional poems, oral runes and folk stories dating back to the first half of the 19th century.
It heralded the beginning of a nationalistic renaissance in Finland and is said to have influenced generations of Finnish artists, writers and composers.
……so I thought it would be worth a read : )