By Saana Kallioinen

Australia is an island, country and a continent well known for its unusual flora and fauna – 80% of its animals are unique.

It’s hard to fathom how truly vast Australia is, stretching 4,000 km from east to west and 3,200 km from north to south and with a coastline 36,735 km long, it is the 6th largest country in the world.

Joins us online while Saana Kallioinen takes you on a journey across this country that is unique and diverse in every way – in culture, population, climate, geography, and history.

She’ll share her insights on growing up in Brisbane, Queensland from the late 80s to early 2000s, on nature, geography, history, culture, food, humour and Aussie slang – as well as her experience in getting bitten by one of the most deadly snakes in the world and surviving.

Despite her Finnish name, Saana was born and raised in Brisbane, Queensland to an Australian mother and Finnish father. She’s been living in Helsinki for the past 12 years and has been involved in FinnBrit for the last 7 years.

Click here to watch the event on YouTube on March 26, 2021 at 6.00 pm.