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Finland’s natural beauty a grounding experience

By Explore
Updated March 17 2021 - 9:38am, first published March 17 2020 - 9:38am

Amongst some snow-covered trees, in the half-dark of a winter’s day in Finland, I meet Pekka Vaananen, who introduces himself by declaring, “I am a man of the forest”. He’s a rugged-looking Finn, with bright narrow eyes and rough skin on his face that shows his age. He smiles broadly and welcomes me to his home.

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