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Hurdles to Hooch in Finland

To most American tipplers, used to popping into a pub for one or two quickies. Finland seems harsh and unyielding in its laws that make drinking difficult.

In the first place, your outfit must include a coat and a tie if you want to patronize the few, scattered beer-serving restaurants. Even so, you'll have to order food after three beers. There are places where you don't need to eat, or wear a tie, but the catch is that in these places the beer is nonalcoholic.

Retail purchases by the bottle are no easier. If you are stone-sober, you can buy one bottle of beer or wine... Login to read more
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