Anu Partanen is the author of “The Nordic Theory of Everything: In Search of a Better Life,” comparing everyday life in the US and the Nordic region.
Checking his email in early June 2018, a Brazilian student named João Vieira couldn’t believe his eyes: He’d won the Capital of Metal contest. He and a friend would go to Finland to attend the Tuska Open Air heavy metal festival in Helsinki.
Finnish word for "Hello!"
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