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by buldozr
Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:37 am
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Driving to Russia
Replies: 15
Views: 4000

Re: Driving to Russia

Pursuivant wrote:Dunno if its mandatory any more, but the Russian GAI probably likes to read something familiar-looking
http://www.autoliitto.fi/in_english/int ... g_permits/
When you hear something like "tak-tak, gospodin Ajokortti", you know you should have taken it with you :wink:
by buldozr
Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:48 pm
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: about visa renewal
Replies: 7
Views: 572

Re: about visa renewal

If you could stay here for a 90 days without a permit you should be able to stay a few days. There is not even an official passport control between here and Prague. Nevertheless, it's not allowed to travel without a valid residence permit. If something happens and the lack of visa becomes known to ...
by buldozr
Wed Jul 06, 2011 12:30 am
Forum: Moving To Finland
Topic: Applying for Wife's first residence permit
Replies: 19
Views: 1608

Re: Applying for Wife's first residence permit

I think your wife can submit her application (and IIRC she has to do it in person wherever she is now) without the notarized marriage certificate presented, and agree to bring the certificate later. The application will be put on hold until all the required documents are provided.
by buldozr
Sat Jun 18, 2011 1:02 am
Forum: Kielikoulu
Topic: Creaky voice - cool or dysphonial ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1184

Re: Creaky voice - cool or dysphonial ?

I thought "creaky voice" refers to how alcoholics often speak here.

Last time I heard it was, sadly, in the cinema: some trashy mom few seats from us argued with her kid so that the entire hall could hear. Some people know no shame.
by buldozr
Fri May 20, 2011 1:46 am
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: CONDENSED MILK: where to buy
Replies: 10
Views: 2378

Re: CONDENSED MILK: where to buy

Every Estonian food store should have it.
by buldozr
Wed May 04, 2011 1:06 am
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: They're back for another season
Replies: 2
Views: 363

Re: They're back for another season

I thought your posting is about these :?
by buldozr
Tue Oct 19, 2010 11:47 pm
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: NORDEA BANK VRS SAMPO BANK
Replies: 7
Views: 1440

Re: NORDEA BANK VRS SAMPO BANK

I'll second the above.
Also, Nordea did not yet get into habit of outsourcing their crucial software to some incompetents who make fodder for thedailywtf.com, judging by the results. However, Sampo's glitches have been fixed by now. Mostly.
by buldozr
Sun Sep 19, 2010 1:43 am
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Electricity & Vattenfall
Replies: 5
Views: 411

Re: Electricity & Vattenfall

My neighbours (in Espoo) seem all have changed from Fortum to Helsingin Energia lately. Odd, last time I have checked HelEn was on the expensive side of the scale. Also, they are evil coal burners, while others mix in cleaner sources. Vattenfall was cheaper, but the economy I have calculated wasn't...
by buldozr
Tue Sep 07, 2010 11:36 pm
Forum: Culture & Cuisine
Topic: Lidl -- K/S etc.
Replies: 11
Views: 3320

Re: Lidl -- K/S etc.

Hm, they also have the honesty to warn you when they did catch a little salmonella in their mozzarella.
by buldozr
Wed Jun 23, 2010 2:20 am
Forum: Culture & Cuisine
Topic: Where to buy tea in Finland?..
Replies: 38
Views: 14698

Re: Where to buy tea in Finland?..

Pursuivant wrote:I don't dare plug in the samovar
Ach, technology... A proper samovar is powered by charcoal.

We buy our preferred teas at the Parhiala shop in the Hakaniemi red brick shopping mall. They have a selection from Forsman and a lot more. Good coffee, too.
by buldozr
Mon May 03, 2010 11:31 am
Forum: Families in Finland
Topic: Car Seats in Finland
Replies: 7
Views: 5884

Re: Car Seats in Finland

If you'll need to use a car seat regularly for some time, you can rent one at least in Helsinki, from Helsingin liikenneturvallisuusyhdistys.
by buldozr
Mon Apr 12, 2010 11:34 pm
Forum: Culture & Cuisine
Topic: Coffee in Finland
Replies: 64
Views: 30627

Re: Coffee in Finland

ladygrey wrote:If you find some small independent roasteries that roast their own beans it would probably be better than anything you can find in a grocery store.
True. The cafe in Helsinki that I wrote about a few posts above brews coffees from Kaffa Roastery.
by buldozr
Sat Apr 10, 2010 10:25 pm
Forum: Culture & Cuisine
Topic: Coffee in Finland
Replies: 64
Views: 30627

Re: Coffee in Finland

At last, I've found a cafe where I can have a whole pot of relatively freshly roasted coffee. A small place at Aleksi 50. It even has its own mini-roastery.
by buldozr
Sat Feb 20, 2010 9:45 am
Forum: Jobs and Entrepreneurship in Finland
Topic: What kind of jobs are in demand in finland?
Replies: 9
Views: 3909

Re: What kind of jobs are in demand in finland?

rinso wrote:
qualification would be useful there.
speaking Finnish
Unless you are an MBA hotshot, a computer whiz or something like that. Then you might be OK.
by buldozr
Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:04 am
Forum: Families in Finland
Topic: Child-friendly cafes in Helsinki
Replies: 3
Views: 809

Re: Child-friendly cafes in Helsinki

Rosso restaurants all have play areas.