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The Peculiarities of Finnish Culture

By on 16/05/2021

Below are some observations that I have made on Finnish culture after living with Finns for close to 2 decades. Weirdly some of the characteristics I have adopted for myself and only find them peculiar when I look at them from an outsider’s perspective. Others I reject on principle but accept that this is the […]

10 Things I Love about Finland

By on 02/05/2021

Finland has continuously scored well as one of the best places to live in the world and there are some very good reasons why. Straight up I confess the weather can be dismal here, especially in the early winter when the days are short. That is why people aren’t swarming in to live here but […]

10 Things I Hate about Finland

By on 02/05/2021

With all the great publicity Finland has been getting as being the greatest place to live on earth I felt obliged to tell the other side of the story. Some of these items on the list my Finnish compatriots might even agree with. Here we go, the 10 things I hate about Finland… 1. Public […]

10 Most Beautiful Nature Areas in Finland

By on 22/04/2021

Having lived in Finland for almost 2 decades, I have been privileged to see the best that Finland has to offer. I have put together this list of 10 places which have the most beautiful nature and why you should visit them. Finns call their country Suomi which roughly translates to “Swamp land”. I am […]

8 Charming Hinterland Homes (South East QLD and Northern NSW)

By on 01/04/2021

The houses on this list are all mid-tier $5 million Australian Dollars or less, houses. They all have some land and are situated within 25 minutes of coastal beaches. This part of the country is very popular with the moderately wealthy who can afford to live outside the urban sprawl. 1. Coolamon Scenic Drive, Coorabell […]

5 Unique East Coast Luxury Estates

By on 01/04/2021

Here is a list of some impressive estates that can be found along the East coast of Australia. They represent the high end of the market and fall between $10 million and $50 million Australian dollars. To be considered on this list they must have at least 15 hectares of surrounding land. There is a […]

10 Beautiful Queensland Waterfront Mansions

By on 30/03/2021

Australia is world-famous for its white-sand beaches and ocean views and if your wallet permits, there are some jaw-droppingly gorgeous homes that combine the best of nature and design. Like a fine work of art, the price is determined only by the bounds of what people are willing to pay. The houses on this list […]

Got the PPL, now what?

By on 17/10/2020

The day I got the my PPL (Private Pilot’s license) felt like a big achievement. Getting the license was a lot harder than I had expected, especially passing the theory exams. Being able to fly with family and friends was awesome. It opened up possibilities for new adventures. At first we did some great trips […]

Aircraft Float Manufacturers

By on 30/09/2020

Being able to land an aircraft on water is a spectacular way to open up a whole new world of flying. Aircraft come in all shapes and sizes and there are a surprising number of float options available. We will explore the float options available for General Aviation aircraft starting from the smallest and cheapest […]

Fancy a Flying Boat?

By on 29/09/2020

If you want a Seaplane and your budget is tight maybe one of these Flying boats might suit you well. Not sure how much commercial success any of the following designs has received but they sure do look fun. Don’t expect to cruise fast, cruise speed for these craft is around 40 knots with stall […]