Colourful: Returning to Finland

by World Traveller. It is six o’clock in the morning and I am on my way to Finland for the second time this year. The loudspeaker is asking everybody going to Helsinki to go to gate 32.

Colourful: Blackberry pie

by Natasha A. The smell of the baking pie, as rolling from the large kitchen through the rooms in warm, sweet waves, even as he took the first step into the house.

Colourful: Arriving in Finland

One bright autumn day I arrived in Finland from England. I was looking for an apartment and a job. A company wanted a translator with good English.

Helsinki Book Fair programme 2017

Visit Colorit and our partner Lecti Book Studio at Helsinki Book Fair 26-29 October 2017 at stand 6mm64 behind the Totti scene.
We arrange several interesting discussions about literary, cultural and historical topics in Swedish, English and Finnish and also creative workshops for children.

Seminar 19 October: The image of Bulgaria

The image of Bulgaria in Finnish travel narratives – outdated or in need of an update?

Date: Thursday 19 October 2017 at 14:00-16:00
Place: Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki
In the past two centuries, several travellers from Finland visited Bulgaria and wrote about their experiences.
Dr. Martin Ivanov and Dr. Sabira Ståhlberg discuss myth and reality in the travel narratives, the historical context and the Bulgarian perspective in contrast to Finnish views.