FINLAND

FINLANDFinns place great value on equal rights, so their language uses gender-neutral words. It is also said that they are modest and discreet, that they care about their social status and they also expect the others to respect these values, not to be noisy or attract attention. In Finland, interrupting someone while speaking means you’re being impolite.

Finns are very passionate about saunas and because of that you meet them everywhere. Families and friends get together frequently in the sauna. Even business meetings are sometimes organized in a sauna, in order for the business partners to relax and have the opportunity of getting to know each other better. Many summer homes or cottages have their own sauna.

When they meet new people, the Finns shake hands firmly, they smile and look them in the eye. When meeting with a couple, the first one to be saluted is the wife. If you’re invited to a Finnish home, do not forget to bring flowers, FINLANDchocolates or a bottle of wine. The flowers are offered only in even number and are never gifted in a patchwork. It is customary for gifts to be opened when received. In Finland they put the accent on punctuality, so be sure you arrive on time. Take off your shoes outside the entrance. Call before you go and ask if you could bring something to eat and offer to help prepare ingredients and food preparation. Do not discuss business at home. During the meal, keep your hands and wrists to the table. Use your cutlery while eating, except for the bread and shrimp, which are eaten with your hands. Try to eat everything that is offered.

If you’re thinking of visiting Finland, you should first consider on seeing its capital, Helsinki, which is the biggest town in this country. This city manages to create a sense of space, although compared to other European capitals it is considerably small. You won’t regret it if you choose to visit it!

CHILE

CHILEToday, Chile is a nation in South America, which is very stable and prosperous. The country is the first among Latin American nations in human development, competitiveness, quality of life, political stability, globalization, economic freedom, low corruption and also low level of poverty. It also occupies a leading position in the freedom of the press and democratic development. However, it presents a great diversity of incomes.

Talca is a small town in Chile, where a bizarre custom is held every New Year. For about 15 years, the residents of this town are spending New Year’s Eve with their loved ones, living or dead. At 11 pm, at New Year’s Eve, the cemetery gates open and people (already over 5,000 souls every year) are preparing for the party with music, candles, drinks and food. It all started from a family who wanted to spend New Year with the recently deceased father. The tradition grew and the cemeteries in the city are cheerful every year.

CHILEChile is the kind of country that never sleeps, and its capital is tireless. So if your daytime tours seem boring or if the museums and the old buildings are not in your vacation plan, there is a tour that will introduce to you the most vibrant part of the city. If you’re a party person, this tour will fit you like a glove. All you have to do is to join a group of tourists and visit all the bars and the interesting restaurants of the city.

The cost is insignificant, compared to the fun you’ll have once you’ll join all who want to experience the nightlife in Santiago. The night will end grandiosely, once you will enter one of the most prestigious clubs in the city, where you’ll going to party until the morning.