Finland

Anthony Bourdain heeds the calls of his Finnish Facebook fans and takes a trip to Helsinki, Finland. Tony joins musician Sami Yaffa for a liquored-up tour of the world's only pub tram, a bloody sauna and an unexpectedly exciting dinner with a cabbie's mother.

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Tony Bourdain poses with a recruited family in Finland
Tony Bourdain poses with a recruited family in Finland

Tony Bourdain poses with a recruited family in Finland

"Our radio call-in recruited family, with crew. And they were awesome. The perfect hosts, and great cooks." – Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Tony Bourdain dressed in racing car gear in Finland

Tony Bourdain dressed in racing car gear in Finland

"How do you say, 'Head-on collision' in Finnish"? – Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Tony Bourdain with blood on his back in Finland

Tony Bourdain with blood on his back in Finland

"Blood Feast! Finland style. What they do for fun after a sauna." – Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Tony Bourdain poses with Gypsies in Finland

Tony Bourdain poses with Gypsies in Finland

"My Big Fat Gypsy/Rockabilly night out." – Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Shot of alcohol bottle in Finland

Shot of alcohol bottle in Finland

"Yes. This exists. And 100 percent pube-free!" – Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Close-up of food in Finland

Close-up of food in Finland

"I met my match for drunk food. Possibly the all-time worst. Don't believe me? See next photo." – Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

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Tony Bourdain in Finland
Tony Bourdain in Finland

Tony Bourdain in Finland

Tony and Finnish musician Sami Yaffa get ready for "folk racing" -- a mixture of rally racing and demolition derby -- in Hyvinkää, 30 miles north of Helsinki. 960 1280

  

Tony Bourdain spray painting in Finland

Tony Bourdain spray painting in Finland

Tony spray-paints his tag onto his car before folk racing with Sami Yaffa in Hyvinkää. 960 1280

  

Cameraman in Finland

Cameraman in Finland

Director of photography Todd Liebler films the Helsinki Cathedral for b-roll. 960 1280

  

Tony Bourdain in Finland

Tony Bourdain in Finland

Tony and Sami Yaffa try to stay warm during Finland's harsh winter by drinking tiki drinks in Kokomo Tiki Bar, in Helsinki. 960 1280

  

Tony Bourdain is cupped in Finland

Tony Bourdain is cupped in Finland

Mo films Tony as he tries cupping (followed by bloodletting) -- at the Arla Sauna in Helsinki. 960 1280

  

Tony Bourdain with alcohol

Tony Bourdain with alcohol

Tony with a bottle of pöytä viinaa -- local Finnish booze. 960 1280

  

Tony Bourdain with gypsies in Finland

Tony Bourdain with gypsies in Finland

Mo and Todd film Tony and friends at Päämaja, a gypsy bar/restaurant in Tuusula, just outside of Helsinki. 960 1280

  

Snow covered roof in Finland

Snow covered roof in Finland

Snow-covered rooftops of central Helsinki. 960 1280

  

Tony Bourdain tries Rum in Finland

Tony Bourdain tries Rum in Finland

Tony tries "Ron de Jeremy" rum in Päämaja gypsy bar. 960 1280

  

Tony Bourdain eats at night in Finland

Tony Bourdain eats at night in Finland

Tony and Sami eat late-night drunken food at Jaskan Grilli in Helsinki. They get the Jaskan Special (meat pie, beefsteak, ham patty, sausage), with all kinds of assorted condiments. 960 1280

  

Downtown Helsinki at night

Downtown Helsinki at night

Downtown Helsinki at night. 960 1280

  

Tony Bourdain at night in Finland

Tony Bourdain at night in Finland

Mo films Tony at night in Helsinki. 960 1280

  

Tony Bourdain in Finland

Tony Bourdain in Finland

Tony and Sami are invited to eat a traditional Finnish dinner with the Kantonen family, after hearing their interview on a local radio station. 960 1280

  

Close-up of pies in Finland

Close-up of pies in Finland

Karelian pies -- a traditional Finnish savory pastry, made from a thin rye crust with a rice filling. 960 1280

  

Tony Bourdain in the kitchen in Finland

Tony Bourdain in the kitchen in Finland

Tony and Finnish chef Antto Melasniemi cook up rabbit in Antto's kitchen. 960 1280

  

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