The Helsinki Dash

As you read this…

… I’m probably somewhere over Russia.

Preparing myself to the Helsinki Dash.

What’s this when it’s at home?

Well, the only I flight I could get on the route I needed includes a change at Helsinki… and the planes don’t line up well.

I have 55 minutes to get through security…

… and onto my next plane.

While I’m pretty sure this is enough, bad experiences in Canada and the US earlier this year (one near miss, and one total miss) make me think 55 minutes is cutting it fine.

But honestly?

If I DO miss the connecting flight, I figure there are worse places to get stick.

I quite fancy Finland.

Unlike, it mist be said, the speaker in this week’s EES Story.

This week’s lesson is a tad different to normal. It’s not a conversation, for a start.

Rather, the speaker is discussing what she believes makes a country interesting (dynamic) or boring (dull).

Do you agree with her views?

Let’s find out…

Just click here to start your EES Membership.

From next week we’re doing an “Amsterdam Special” lesson series that I’ll be filming in Amsterdam.

If that floats your boat…

you’re going to want to join now.


Julian Northbrook
Language Punk. A Mile High.

About the author: Julian Northbrook is an unconventional punk of the business English learning world. A leading expert in English education and direct response marketing, he’s fully equipped to drag you kicking and screaming from English-mediocracy to speaking at an outstanding level. After being turned down for his dream job in the art industry, Julian suffered three long years as a crap Japanese speaker. He understands exactly what it’s like to feel like a total idiot every time you speak. But Julian overcame his language problems, mastered the language, and went on to work first as a freelance translator, then as an executive member of a Japanese company. But he soon grew sick of the corporate world and left it to pursue something infinitely more satisfying — running his own business helping small business owners and entrepreneurs get so good at English that they forget that it’s not their first language. He writes the infamous Doing English Daily Newsletter which you can (and should) subscribe to.