Upphew wrote:roo wrote:You have obviously never travelled and lived in another country long enough to realise the stresses of working and living in a different cultural environment. Telling people that they are not welcome based on their disabilities, the colour of their skin or other sad pathetic such reason's is not the purpose of such a forum surely ? Why are you here? I mean what are you really bring to this forum?
I have noticed the only support you seem to be getting is from young uneducated males from other countries...I don't see so many Finn's supporting you racist views! Its such a shame that you could be some peoples first impression of Finland that come to the forum. That big shame about you being here!
Many finns tone down their opinions if they even express them, but it doesn't change their opinion. I would say that Finland is fairly racist country, but the racism is well hidden. Or not so well... ask what southeastern finns like about russians.
In my opinion Onkko's writings give a good picture of what "common man" thinks. Man who normally would not say those things to foreigner (unless really drunk) but would say to friend or to work mate. This is not a travel forum which tries to get people to travel Finland and because of that I would say that this forum _needs_ people like Hank and Onkko who paint the worst case scenarios and break the bubbles. Of course one can do it more or less bluntly, but I would guess that Onkko's apparent bluntness or harshness (racism?) is more because of his English skills, not because of his abnormal views.
And back to the topic: I would guess that easiest way to get residence permit is indeed marriage, but please do put a job you have lined up as a argument to your RP application too
I agree with you,Finland has some kind of hidden racism,not like in Spain where they show they are racist until they get to know you and knows where you from.After that they can accept you or not.