3. Survey Says!

30 Sep

What did I find? Well I’m pretty sure Finland is not a “barren hellscape”. It’s more of an urban centre with good beers on tap. Also, this bar we went to had the neatest faucets in the bathrooms. The drying system was built right into the spout. Check this out.

They didn't work very well but I think it's a good start. I'm sure the company will improve on the design.

They didn’t work very well but I think it’s a good start. I’m sure the company will improve on the design.

I also found a small caché of boardgames on my way back from the WC. Usually if a bar has just a couple of games it’s the crappy ones like Trivial Pursuit and Monopoly so I was quite surprised to see they had a Finnish copy of my favourite: Ticket to Ride.

My Finnish speaking friends tell me that the original name “Ticket to Ride” is untranslatable so the good people at Days of Wonder decided to call it “Menolippu” which means “One-way Ticket”.

Usually if a bar has just a couple of games it's the crappy ones like Trivial Pursuit and Monopoly.

I think this is another one of those examples of how language is reflective of culture. Any Finns out there should understand what I’m talking about.

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