Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Good bye Joensuu

Cervantes of Joensuu

I have moved now away from Joensuu and I am staying in Kuopio for three weeks before going to Spain. While studying in a university I have been mostly hanging out in a different group of friends every year. First year I was with freshmen of business students, second year with exchange students, third year with friends in Spain and fourth year with different exchange students. Next year in Turkey I have find again new friends to hang out with.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Visa to Turkey

I have received now my visa to Turkey in two weeks after applying it. Finally it did not take two months like I wrote in the past post. Still I need to get a residence permission once I have entered to Turkey to have a permission to stay in Turkey. I did not need an insurance to get the visa but my host university in Turkey obligates me to get an insurance.

Monday, May 16, 2011


Finally I had a chance to witness Finnish celebration after Finland won the championship of ice hockey. Ice hockey is the number one sport in Finland like football in Spain. Compared to Spain very few Finnish were wearing the colors of Finland. People did not have either Finnish flags painted to their cheek. After the won match also Finnish went wild like Spanish but Finnish did not have many songs to sing like Spanish.

Sunday, May 8, 2011


Here is a photo of six pairs of eyes. I think it is not hard to guess which eyes belongs to me. That means that the other eyes belongs to some Spanish person. As you can see it is also possible that Spanish person has blue eyes. You can also see in the photo if Spanish have bushy eyebrows.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

One beer please

Getting alcohol is much harder in Finland than in Spain. In Spain you can get beer in the cafeteria of the university or in McDonald's but not in Finland. In Finland you have to go to a special shop Alko to buy alcoholic drinks which are stronger than beer. When buying alcohol or tobacco in Finland your id is asked always if you look younger than 25 but in Spain id is asked very rarely.