Travel Blogs from Finland

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Castles and parks, Turku, Finland travel blog

Castles and parks

A travel blog entry by segacs

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... history of the era. We saw dungeons where prisoners were kept, great banquet halls, an original Catholic church from before Finland's reformation, statues and costumes and jewellery of the time periods. (Side note: We'd been seeing everything with the ...

At one with nature ...., Kuhmoinen, Finland travel blog

At one with nature ....

A travel blog entry by robartsroaming

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... So we drove on to Lahti, fighting through the hunger to admire the beautiful landscape. It wasn’t hard to do really, Finland really is a beautiful country with oh so many trees. Just driving along the highway we were already falling in love with ...

Sea fortress island and Finnish ruoka, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Sea fortress island and Finnish ruoka

A travel blog entry by segacs

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... had to leave, but the three of us headed over to a nearby brew pub for the best beers we've had since arriving in Finland. They have outdoor terrasses as well (and they pronounce terrasse like we do in Montreal, the French way) but there must be a city ...

departure time, Turenki, Finland travel blog

departure time

A travel blog entry by jimandtarja

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... very busy, fair enough, it is early evening, everything pretty straightforward, passport control, (our visas had been obtained in Finland), then it was off to claim our baggage. First encounter with a Bakseesh collector, he wanted to collect the case I ...

The land of the many vowels, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

The land of the many vowels

A travel blog entry by segacs

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... ended up eating reindeer on a Finnish ferry boat on the way to Helsinki. The ride took about two hours, and we pulled into Finland's impressive harbour around 5pm, getting a panoramic view of the port and city in the process. We opted to walk to the ...

Nearly Finnished, Vantaa, Finland travel blog

Nearly Finnished

A travel blog entry by segacs

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... airport in Helsinki, and this trip is almost Finnished. (You didn't really expect me to get through this blog without at least one Finland pun, did you?) The trip back to Helsinki from Turku was pretty much just a reverse of the way there. We abused the ...

A day on the archipelago, Turku, Finland travel blog

A day on the archipelago

A travel blog entry by segacs

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... to find signs of life on the island. What we'd not realized -- and probably should have -- was that most kids in Finland went back to school this week, so last weekend marked the unofficial end of the Finnish summer holidays. Naantali being a summer spot ...

Will we ever be organised???, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Will we ever be organised???

A travel blog entry by robartsroaming

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Up and at it this morning, and pretty glad to be leaving actually. Our apartment in Tallinn was really lovely in a great old restored building …. but the host has a thing or two to learn about cleaning before guests arrive. Let's just say that I ...

De-stress day for mum, everyone else, out!!, Lahti, Finland travel blog

De-stress day for mum, everyone else, out!!

A travel blog entry by robartsroaming

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We woke up this morning to an empty house, we forget sometimes that the real world is still going on around us and other people have to go to work, sorry everyone!! While the boys went out to get a haircut Lil and I stayed home to do domestic duties, ...

Silja Line Ferry from Helsinki to Stockholm, Mariehamn, Finland travel blog

Silja Line Ferry from Helsinki to Stockholm

A travel blog entry by madman96

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I'm taking off today and can't wait to hit up Sweden!!!  Finland was entirely uneventful and I wish I had used the opportunity to get better rested but it was cool to see a familiar face after Russia.  Yan joins me for breakfast at the local ...

Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Helsinki

A travel blog entry by madman96

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I have a sleeper cabin so I'm out like Janet Jackson's nipple... yeah, I know that was bad!  Anyways, I slept like a baby and woke up just a few kilometers out of Helsinki.  I resurface at the Helsinki train station around mid-day, well ...

Don’t talk to me, I’m eating!!!, Turku, Finland travel blog

Don’t talk to me, I’m eating!!!

A travel blog entry by robartsroaming

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I am getting very frustrated with not being able to get to sleep due to the coughing but thankfully Lyndon took one for the team last night and slept on the couch, so at least I didn't have to worry about keeping him awake as well. We packed up this ...

Jokerit!! Jokerit!!, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Jokerit!! Jokerit!!

A travel blog entry by robartsroaming

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We bid farewell to Kirsi, Kari, Anni and Ella this morning, which was really quite sad. We have really enjoyed our time in Finland and it is really because of their hospitality and friendship. We just hope that they will be able to visit us in Australia ...

One more day in Finland..., Helsinki, Finland travel blog

One more day in Finland...

A travel blog entry by madman96

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... a local pizzeria that makes a great 'za. We head back to his house and hit the sauna, because apparently every house in Finland has a sauna inside.  I can only imagine how amazing that is in the dead of winter when its colder than ice ...

Helsinki and Poorvoo, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Helsinki and Poorvoo

A travel blog entry by aussierach

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We took the ferry across from Tallinn to Helsinki where we met up with Nick´s friend Noel for a stroll around the beautiful harbour and later for dinner. The next day we couldn´t find accommodation anywhere in Helsinki, so stayed in a little town ...

Down by the Aura, Turku, Finland travel blog

Down by the Aura

A travel blog entry by segacs

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... 's third largest city and is on the southwest coast, near Sweden. The city used to be part of Sweden, and was actually Finland's capital in those days. It's very charming, set on the Aura river with restaurants and cafes and boats lining the riverfront. ...

BL #15: Sample A Swedish Smorgasbord, Mariehamn, Finland travel blog

BL #15: Sample A Swedish Smorgasbord

A travel blog entry by pwong

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Swedes absolutely love their smorgasbords, as do the rest of the Scandinavians, though they may call it by a different name.  It's quite the luxury in expensive Scandinavia, to be able to pay a set price and completely stuff yourself without ...

BL #16: Discover Helsinki's Chic Side, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

BL #16: Discover Helsinki's Chic Side

A travel blog entry by pwong

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... had the time to find, or wasn't in the right frame of mind to discover.  Either way, it doesn't matter, as we quickly realized something today - Helsinki and Finland will probably be even better on a third viewing, whenever that may be for ...

Wonderful Finnish life …. we could move here, Lahti, Finland travel blog

Wonderful Finnish life …. we could move here

A travel blog entry by robartsroaming

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... . We looked through some photo albums from their time in Australia as well as from when Mum and Dad were over in Finland, which made me a little homesick. We also enjoyed some more Finnish hospitality with chocolates, lemonade and homemade beer! Thank you ...

Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Helsinki

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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... . All the transport signs here are written in Swedish and Finnish. Finland is also referred to as Suomi, and Helsinki as Helsingfors. Finland was once owned by Sweden, then by Russia. Now it's independent. It joined the EU in 1995 and adopted the Euro ...

Chillin in Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Chillin in Helsinki

A travel blog entry by madman96

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Waking up late we make ourselves a nice breakfast and head downtown to do a walking tour of Helsinki.  We check out the local market where we try some local sweets and then head over to Suomen Linna island to play around in the old fort and ...

Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Helsinki

A travel blog entry by budz888

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Flight to Helsinki went really smoothly. I slept most of the way... and it was a pretty long flight. It seemed shorter than Hobart to Sydney. Who needs first class? There they'd just be waking me up all the time for the free champagne. Helsinki from ...

Barcelona to Helsinki overland, Barcelona to Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Barcelona to Helsinki overland

A travel blog entry by marc-patty

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... , but it is also the most expensive of the three Baltic capital cities. The next day we caught the ferry over to Finland. We didn't think Helsinki was an especially interesting nor attractive city, so we spent the time shopping to stock up on supplies ...

If You cant Beat 'em, Join 'em, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

If You cant Beat 'em, Join 'em

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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... sleeping in the hostel. Rick couldn't wipe the grin off his face. We caught our ritziest mode of transport yet across to Finland, a short three hour cruise ship ride away. On boarding what we thought was going to be a boring ferry we were surprised ...

Rastila Caravan Park, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Rastila Caravan Park

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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We arrived in Finland on the morning of the 18th of June after a very pleasant ferry crossing from Sweden to Finland passing many, many islands belonging to both countries. It reminded me of cruising through the heads in Sydney. Lots of photos and a late, ...

Off to Russia, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Off to Russia

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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... fuzz about our luggage. Everything was a tad overweight especially our carry-ons, but luckily they did not check those. In Finland we booked the Best Western Katajanokka hotel. This hotel is a converted prison, something different we thought. My o ...

Jyväskylä., Jyväskylä, Finland travel blog

Jyväskylä.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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Work trip to the freezing ...

Ferry: Helsinki - St Petersburg: Drunk Rabbit, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Ferry: Helsinki - St Petersburg: Drunk Rabbit

A travel blog entry by samber

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Enjoying our last day in Helsinki we dumped our bags in the lockers of the ferry port only to discover our ferry to Russia was departing from one on the opposite side of the city. Oh well, at least we found out sooner rather than later. The markets ...

Are we still travelling, Posio, Finland travel blog

Are we still travelling

A travel blog entry by mjozwell

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... here in the north for over three weeks now after spending a week in the south visiting friends and seeing some of eastern Finland. The moment we pulled off the ferry in Helsinki we burst out laughing because the dozens of times we have been in ...

Anyone for a slowcooked bear steak?, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Anyone for a slowcooked bear steak?

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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It was about time ...

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