Anybody want anything from Finland? C U on the playa!

Anybody want anything from Finland? C U on the playa!

Postby Kampela » Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:28 am

Just wondering, now that I'm (a virgin) going to Burning Man, why don't I bring something finnish avec moi?

Any wishes?
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Re: Anybody want anything from Finland? C U on the playa!

Postby Lowz » Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:00 am

Hi
i remember comrade Particle brought some black vodka ...interesting...
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Re: Anybody want anything from Finland? C U on the playa!

Postby Savannah » Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:38 am

Welcome, Kampela! Make sure to read the Survival Guide linked below.

Lowz is right, distinctive national drinks are very well-received. If you decide to go this route, check with your airline/Customs to know the amount you may bring. If it's not a whole lot, you can share it a little at a time when you have a great interaction with somebody. You don't have to gift everyone or all at once.
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Re: Anybody want anything from Finland? C U on the playa!

Postby Dr. Pyro » Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:53 am

Might I suggest bringing some distilled spirits and maybe something like canned sardines with crackers to the ePlaya Meet & Greet at Barbie Death Camp & Wine Bistro, Thursday 6 p.m. That's where all the cool kids hang out.
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Re: Anybody want anything from Finland? C U on the playa!

Postby ygmir » Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:55 pm

Laka.
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Re: Anybody want anything from Finland? C U on the playa!

Postby Kampela » Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:31 pm

ygmir wrote:Laka.


You mean lakka?
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Postby Dr. Pyro » Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:00 pm

Wasn't he that dude from "Taxi"?
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Re: Anybody want anything from Finland? C U on the playa!

Postby ygmir » Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:13 pm

Kampela wrote:
ygmir wrote:Laka.


You mean lakka?


yes, sorry, I forgot the spelling........Berry liqueur........

Not that I want it again, but, there is this black salty, licorice flavored vodka sort of stuff........I forget the name of that, too.
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Re: Anybody want anything from Finland? C U on the playa!

Postby MisaBlue » Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:02 pm

Terve!

Tervetuola eplayassa :D

1) If you bring Salmiakki, please, never ever give it to me :D But truth is some people might enjoy it.

2) If there is something I really love and miss, it is the mustard, you guys have such a great mustard!!!
If I remember right, it was Turun Sinappi - the red one I think...
And makkara!!! But it would be long shot to bring this :)


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Re: Anybody want anything from Finland? C U on the playa!

Postby Kampela » Mon Jun 11, 2012 4:22 pm

MisaBlue wrote:Terve!

Tervetuola eplayassa :D

1) If you bring Salmiakki, please, never ever give it to me :D But truth is some people might enjoy it.

2) If there is something I really love and miss, it is the mustard, you guys have such a great mustard!!!
If I remember right, it was Turun Sinappi - the red one I think...
And makkara!!! But it would be long shot to bring this :)


What city are you coming from?


Hi!

I'm from Turku, or that's where i've studied. Yup, salmiakki a.k.a. salty licorice is a bit of a opinion divider, specially when in comes to its drinkable form. Btw, salty licorice is a bit of an off-shoot as a term.
Salmiakki consists of ammonium chloride, sugar and medicinal black carbon (used as a colorant).

Turun sinappi, no problemo. I'll take a tube (yes...) with me. The sausage may get spoiled on the way. Tell you what, you bring the meat and i'll bring the condiments. Cool?
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Re: Anybody want anything from Finland? C U on the playa!

Postby Kampela » Mon Jun 11, 2012 4:27 pm

ygmir wrote:
Kampela wrote:
ygmir wrote:Laka.


You mean lakka?


yes, sorry, I forgot the spelling........Berry liqueur........

Not that I want it again, but, there is this black salty, licorice flavored vodka sort of stuff........I forget the name of that, too.


Salmiakki. That is so obvious thing to bring that I didn't even think about it. Excellent! I'll bring a few bottles.
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Re: Anybody want anything from Finland? C U on the playa!

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:51 pm

Kampela wrote:Salmiakki. That is so obvious thing to bring that I didn't even think about it. Excellent! I'll bring a few bottles.

I suggest you go to the Customs and Borders website and see what the limit is. I don't know what happens to foreign nationals caught bringing in extra liquor. It could be a vacation ruiner...


Yup, salmiakki a.k.a. salty licorice is a bit of a opinion divider, specially when in comes to its drinkable form. Btw, salty licorice is a bit of an off-shoot as a term.
Salmiakki consists of ammonium chloride, sugar and medicinal black carbon (used as a colorant).

The Herrings brought some in 2009. I think I was the only person who liked it, but I liked it.

As for what I secretly crave from Finland--Moomintrolls!

Wait! Are there any Finnish bands as cool as Finntroll?
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Re: Anybody want anything from Finland? C U on the playa!

Postby dragonpilot » Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:13 pm

Do you have access to Stroh...Austrian 80 proof rum? I.CAN.NOT find any in any liquor store in Washington state, USA. Mail order too $$$...
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Re: Anybody want anything from Finland? C U on the playa!

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:19 pm

Austrian rum? Wow, do you trust a pirate from a country without a coastline?

And, besides, Finnland isn't near Austria...
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Re: Anybody want anything from Finland? C U on the playa!

Postby jkisha » Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:34 pm

Hey there, welcome to eplaya!
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Re: Anybody want anything from Finland? C U on the playa!

Postby David M » Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:57 pm

Bring a Mölkky set.
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Re: Anybody want anything from Finland? C U on the playa!

Postby ygmir » Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:13 am

oh yeah!
Squeaky cheese!! I had it in Helsinki and Roveniemi, but can't remember the real name.
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Re: Anybody want anything from Finland? C U on the playa!

Postby MisaBlue » Wed Jun 13, 2012 3:06 am

Kampela wrote:Turun sinappi, no problemo. I'll take a tube (yes...) with me. The sausage may get spoiled on the way. Tell you what, you bring the meat and i'll bring the condiments. Cool?



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Re: Anybody want anything from Finland? C U on the playa!

Postby delle » Wed Jun 13, 2012 4:12 am

ygmir wrote:oh yeah!
Squeaky cheese!! I had it in Helsinki and Roveniemi, but can't remember the real name.


Curd cheese?

On the shelf at every corner store here.... au naturel (nice and salty) or dusted with various spices. But most definitely squeaky.


(tho somehow I imagine the ones you reference to be much more exotic)
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Re: Anybody want anything from Finland? C U on the playa!

Postby ygmir » Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:31 am

delle wrote:
ygmir wrote:oh yeah!
Squeaky cheese!! I had it in Helsinki and Roveniemi, but can't remember the real name.


Curd cheese?

On the shelf at every corner store here.... au naturel (nice and salty) or dusted with various spices. But most definitely squeaky.


(tho somehow I imagine the ones you reference to be much more exotic)


it's made from reindeer colostrum. I think it's a special thing at certain times of the year, but not sure. I was there in October.
very unique flavor and texture..........and I think "magic".......
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Re: Anybody want anything from Finland? C U on the playa!

Postby dragonpilot » Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:17 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:Austrian rum? Wow, do you trust a pirate from a country without a coastline? And, besides, Finnland isn't near Austria...


I know...but closer than Seattle...;)

BTW...you can start camp fires with this stuff!
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Re: Anybody want anything from Finland? C U on the playa!

Postby dragonpilot » Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:50 pm

Nevermind...I'll just bring some Bacardi 151 to the party...or Devil Springs Vodka 160...that'll do'er.
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Re: Anybody want anything from Finland? C U on the playa!

Postby shroom » Thu Jun 14, 2012 5:56 pm

Please bring me Ville Valo!!!!

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Re: Anybody want anything from Finland? C U on the playa!

Postby bluesbob » Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:02 pm

Welcome. Can you bring a sauna?
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Re: Anybody want anything from Finland? C U on the playa!

Postby dragonpilot » Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:24 pm

There's already a sauna at Burning Man...my tent at noon....you can have it to yourself.
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Re: Anybody want anything from Finland? C U on the playa!

Postby bluesbob » Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:19 pm

We can dive in the snow after, and whip ourselves with pine branches.
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Re: Anybody want anything from Finland? C U on the playa!

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:22 pm

Yeah, about those pine branches...
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Re: Anybody want anything from Finland? C U on the playa!

Postby fritz » Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:44 pm

dragonpilot wrote:BTW...you can start camp fires with this stuff!


No joke! I managed to set myself and a friend on fire with Stroh in a terrible boozing accident. My friend ended up with a single burn blister that wrapped around his arm starting at the elbow and ending at his hand. So, I suggest you make a trip to Austria (or Wisconsin) pick up a full case of Stroh, and then continue your travels to the playa. :wink:
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