Saturday, April 30, 2011

A few things to do on Vappu (May Day) in Jyväskylä

This coming Sunday (the first of May) is International Workers Day. In Finland the holiday begins the on May Day Eve and is celebrated by the students, the workers, and pretty much everyone else.

There will be all kinds of action in Jyväskylä on Vappu. Here are a few things that I would suggest checking out.

The Vappu dance party at Vakiopaine, which starts at 3 p.m.:

The festivities in Lounaispuisto (across from the university library)which are being organized by SAK - The Central Organization of Finnish Trade Unions. The event starts in the park at noon.

Also beginning at noon at Harju (the big hill covered with pine trees near downtown the university students will be having their traditional Vappu picnic.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

kahvi & munkki @Grilli 21

Located on the edge of Lounaispuisto across the street from the library on the University of Jyväskylä campus, Grilli 21 is quite possibly the best place to get a cup of coffee on a sunny morning in the springtime.

1.20€ will get you a cup of coffee.  Another 1,20€ and you've got yourself a munkki - a fried donut rolled in granulated sugar.  Truly the breakfast of champions.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Jylkkäri column

My latest Jylkkäri column was published last week. Here is a link to the pdf version (page 21). Those of you familiar with my blog will recognize the topic, which I recycled from a previous blog post.


Somethings are so simple and good that they are taken for granted. I recently realized that one great thing about Finland has been right under my nose for years and I have yet to mention it here on my blog. I'm talking about korvapuusti, a cinnamon roll that can be found in any Finnish bakery or cafe.

A korvapuusti recipe.