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Lost in Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Lost in Helsinki

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... like it, it was so different, so we did the touristy thing, took the snaps, and moved on out of there. As we were in Finland, Lucy finally found the one thing she wanted to do, and that was skate on an outside rink, and as an added bonus it was snowing ...

Walking the Streets with Steed & Mrs Peel, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Walking the Streets with Steed & Mrs Peel

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... offering my services as an immigration consultant. I stated in my plan to the Immigration Minister that within five short years I could populate Finland with an equal number of brown, black and red haired people. It's been better than a week now and I've ...

Euroland. A fleeting glimpse, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Euroland. A fleeting glimpse

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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... to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move - Robert Louis Stevenson · Helsinki, Finland. · Prague time +1hr · Days to get to Prague - 7 Slow down Whenever I think back to Helsinki I seem to ...

Thieves go to Hell!, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Thieves go to Hell!

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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We set the alarm early so we could enjoy a sauna before checking out Helsinki and found the separate male and female saunas to be very, well ....intimate. Nudity all round as Megs had flash backs of Luang Prabang. These Nordic people definitely aren't ...

Turku, Turku, Finland travel blog

Turku

A travel blog entry by jag

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I managed to scrape together a few precious hours sleep on the ferry before making into Turku in Finland by 8am. Once there I caught the bus into the fresh looking local town square that had a massive market bustling. I strolled around here down by the ...

Finland baby, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Finland baby

A travel blog entry by mjozwell

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Moi The last week or so has flown by along with the kms. After Poland we headed to Vilnius Lithuania, nice quaint city with spectacular churches (more churches than people I think). In the evening we visited the hill of crosses which was a moving ...

Time for a Skippy cleanup, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Time for a Skippy cleanup

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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  Des fixed the water leak in the shower area of the camper, which has started to make the camper stink a bit. There was water pooling in the corner of the catchment tray, and to add to the mix a bunch of leaves and a dead cockroach were ...

9323 kilometres later, and chunder on the Baltic, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

9323 kilometres later, and chunder on the Baltic

A travel blog entry by cemewa

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... our afternoon tickets to St Petersburg, Russia. As expected Cath went shopping again for ski pants and thermal tops. Well, it is Finland. Home to cross country skiing, saunas, reindeer and Santa Claus. Where else to buy ski pants and thermal tops. ...

Suomi, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Suomi

A travel blog entry by aborder

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... isn't! It's very expensive and in my mind more suited to a romantic weekend or maybe part of an actual 'holiday' in Finland, while exploring Tampere and Turku. I docked in a city full of beautiful blonde women, expensive restaurants, high line fashion ...

A Finnish Fortress., Helsinki, Finland travel blog

A Finnish Fortress.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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...  to protect the Eastern part of the empire against Russia when Finland was part of the Kingdom of Sweden. However in 1808 Finland became part of Russia, after the Finnish War and the fortress housed a Russian garrison for over a 100 years. Today it ...

Over to Finn Land - yoo hoo, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Over to Finn Land - yoo hoo

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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  The drive from Vyborg to Rastila Camp ground in Helsinki Finland was a breeze with wonderful roads all the way and friendly Immigration and Customs officials at the Finish border. Exiting the Russian border was a bit more assertive with the ...

Finnish Sauna., Kvarken Archipelago, Finland travel blog

Finnish Sauna.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... a year, after a glacial meltdown 10,000 yeas ago. It is estimated that in 2,000 years there will be a land bridge between Finland and Sweden, at this place due to the rising islands and land on both sides. The phenominan has been caused by the ...

Automobiles, planes and trains...in that order, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Automobiles, planes and trains...in that order

A travel blog entry by zoebuck

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10:22 It's been a fraught morning! Got up at 7, which is unusually early for me! Had a bacon sandwich and a cup of sugary tea whilst I waited for Helena to arrive which we thought might be around 8am. Then the calls began! Helena and Brett were stuck in ...

Corny, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Corny

A travel blog entry by jag

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In Helsinki I was fortunate to find a cool hostel near the centre. I took to the streets immediately to check out the sights. The most impressive was the Tuomiokirkko a huge presence of a cathedral in the main square. Helsinki like Turku also housed a ...

Finding internet can be frustrating, Turku, Finland travel blog

Finding internet can be frustrating

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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Time to move on to be close to the ferry from Turku to Stockholm. We drove to Ruisallo Camping at Saarontie, Turku Finland, and asked if they had Wifi. “Yes” said the attendant. I was happy because I had quite a bit of podding to catch up on ...

Mush!, Muonio, Finland travel blog

Mush!

A travel blog entry by shmikes

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... you are doing, then make sure that at least one hand is on that sled! There are wilderness huts scattered througout the north of Finland that are provided for the use of anyone. The rule is the most tired person has the right to the hut. So if an ...

OOPS, I'M IN FINLAND, Kemi, Finland travel blog

OOPS, I'M IN FINLAND

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... dance. This guy was giving me the Finn grr. Door-men finally showed up and kicked him out. I returned to enjoying Finland, which had included enjoying that guy's knee to my stomach. (It hadn't hurt.) Most people in the nightclub were ...

Rovaniemi, Rovaniemi, Finland travel blog

Rovaniemi

A travel blog entry by jag

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Rovaniemi ...

Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Helsinki

A travel blog entry by jag

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Kapselisängyssä, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Kapselisängyssä

A travel blog entry by anssku

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Ai ai, kun oli rentouttava yö kapselisängyssä! Pallontallaajilla olikin juttua tästä uudesta "relaxion areasta", ja osasin innolla odottaa tätä. Tosin intoni laantui kentällä ja pelkäsimme, että emme pääsisi tänne, kun selvisi paikan ...

Pello, Pello, Finland travel blog

Pello

A travel blog entry by finland2012

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Dnes jsme po 12 hodinové cestě dorazili do Pella. Je tu asi půl metru sněhu, teplota -5 ve dne, -20 v noci. Na benzínové pumpě Shell jsme si vyzvedli klíče od naší chatky Lohitörmä:). Po cestě jsme potkali sobí ...

Hitchhiker's log, part 2, Saariselkä, Finland travel blog

Hitchhiker's log, part 2

A travel blog entry by renard

Ok, from Ivalo it was a little bit harder, even though it is much larger than Inari. Still, I managed to get a ride from the 152nd car in the 65th minute, from a very quiet Finnish guy who was only going as far as Sariselkä, some 40 kilometers south of ...

birds, Konnevesi, Finland travel blog

birds

A travel blog entry by hannahrowland

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At last!! Pictures of resident birds of konnevesi! A wonderful crested tit, who unfortunately puts its crest down when you handle it, nonetheless, i have fulfilled another thing on my list, now i just need to go and see those ...

Hello Helsinki ... Hello Rain, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Hello Helsinki ... Hello Rain

A travel blog entry by jimstephkrueger

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... back into the Café Esplande on our way back and got Jim a Cinnamon Roll - so he would at least have a little something to remember Finland by.  He enjoyed his day on a quiet ship - he went to the gym, relaxed on the balcony and started reading a new ...

Day 50-51 - Coming Home, Tampere, Finland travel blog

Day 50-51 - Coming Home

A travel blog entry by tampere-usa

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Maija: Our long day was about to begin. Risto took a cab to the airport a bit earlier than the rest of the group as he had a ticket to earlier flight. Eventually we happened to meet Risto at the airport as there had been some kind of mix up with his ...

Lapland - Arrival, Kittilä, Finland travel blog

Lapland - Arrival

A travel blog entry by reisender

Lapland - an Arctic Adventure - Arrival Exploring the Arctic in winter had always been a dream of ours. Lapland offers just that. A mere 200,000 people live in finnish Lapland (the size of Netherlands and Belgium taken together). Far from the nearest ...

Lapland - Second snow shoeing excursion, Kittilä, Finland travel blog

Lapland - Second snow shoeing excursion

A travel blog entry by reisender

Lapland - Second snow shoeing excursion This was a second day at our free disposal.  As we could have breakfast at our lodge, we took it easy.  The day was overcast. It looked as if it was going to snow. Finally, we once again set out ...

Lapland - Departure home, Kittilä, Finland travel blog

Lapland - Departure home

A travel blog entry by reisender

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Lapland - Departure home Our shuttle bus picked us up at 7 a.m. together with a number of other guests.  Our flight was to depart Kittila at 10.05 a.m. We got to the airport in only 45 minutes.  The airport was pretty boring.  Nothing ...

Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Helsinki

A travel blog entry by danskgirl

... the National Theatre & Aaltonen's statue of poor old Aleksis Kivi, who died insane and impoverished before being acknowledged as Finland's greatest playwright. Very compact city so no harm orientate yourself (ahem), plus I couldn't have checked in til ...

Still before the storm.., Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Still before the storm..

A travel blog entry by ilari

090209 Helsinki. Finland. Viimeiset valmistelut stadissa ja Memmulla parin paivan piinaava odotus.. Lahdon ajankohta loppuun asti epaselva joten moikattiin viela kavereita ennen h-hetkea. Torstaina sitten viimein Helsinki-Vantaalle ja odottamaan jo ...

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