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A Day in Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

A Day in Helsinki

A travel blog entry by victorkubik

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... Bev and I led YOU (Youth Opportunity United) groups to the USSR back in the days of the Worldwide Church of God. Helsinki, Finland was usually the start and/or end of our trip and we often toured Helsinki. The tours included walks to the city market ...

Jännäyksen jälkeen starttiin!, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Jännäyksen jälkeen starttiin!

A travel blog entry by free_falling

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Ihmettelen niitä ihmisiä, jotka voivat lähteä ylipäätään millekään lomareissulle pelkillä käsimatkatavaroilla. Oma reissukokemukseni on ainakin opettanut pakkaamaan mukaan ainakin suurimmaksi ...

Local specialty, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Local specialty

A travel blog entry by jcastellan

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We drove 3 hours this morning before we reached Helsinki. Kosta took us on a driving tour of the city. We saw churches, a modern art monument to a Finnish composer, an underground rock church, harbour side markets and parliament house. Helsinki is on the ...

Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Helsinki

A travel blog entry by barbo

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... themselves.  We changed planes at Helsinki to fly into Manchester, where getting through customs was surprisingly easy.  Flying over Finland we could see the many islands that are in the southern area and its vast expanse of forests and lakes. ...

Intro, Turku, Finland travel blog

Intro

A travel blog entry by ilari

10.1.2011      Linja-autossa Turun ja Salon välimaastossa. Finland ..ja siitä se taas lähtee : Matka, reissu, trippi, irtiotto, ekskursio, retki, taival. Tosin tällä kertaa osallistujamäärä nousee kahdesta kolmeen sillä ...

Iittala & Ice Hockey...., Iittala, Finland travel blog

Iittala & Ice Hockey....

A travel blog entry by ellenwillow

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... be scraped off by Hannu. A quiet evening, watching Ice Hockey & looking at photo's. Not only do they show the Finnish teams, but highlights & some games of NHL as well. Ice Hockey really is the national sport...something else to like about ...

Turku, Turku, Finland travel blog

Turku

A travel blog entry by anywherebuthere

When I started looking at ferry costs to get to Helsinki I was getting 150 to 200 euro prices. I had obviously left it too late for booking my passage. All that was left on the Helsinki boat where all the expensive cabins on the upper decks. So I ...

Dear Santa, can I have a Snowmobile for Christmas?, Luosto, Finland travel blog

Dear Santa, can I have a Snowmobile for Christmas?

A travel blog entry by ellenwillow

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Decided to try the tradional Lappish foods for breakfast this morning, the Ice Cellar Salmon was yummy. Not so sure about some of the other pickled fishes, but glad I tried them. Breakfast at this hotel is amazing, so many choices I don't know where to ...

Days 3rd and 4th April, Tampere, Finland travel blog

Days 3rd and 4th April

A travel blog entry by d9570-gse2009

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... (and the walk home was welcomed by those who overindulged in Finnish delicacies!). The night was topped off by watching a sound check of an up-and-coming Finnish band, whom Mike dubbed "The second best band in Finland" (after Eppu Normaali of ...

Timmy Goes Home, Toijala, Finland travel blog

Timmy Goes Home

A travel blog entry by d9570-gse2009

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Timmy (a small rodent-like animal) has been travelling with the GSE team from District 9570. Timmy, originally from the Rotary Club of Emerald Sunrise, travels with members of the club on holiday, and raises money for polio eradication projects. Timmy ...

We travel to Helsinki, Mariehamn,  travel blog

We travel to Helsinki

A travel blog entry by durieux

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... We clean the house and open all windows to remove the smell of the fried salmon, then pack our gear and leave for the boat to Finland.  The subway brings us to the harbor, where a giant ferry and a huge crowd of passengers waits. After the usual ...

What is it with the cobblestones?, Helsingfors, Finland travel blog

What is it with the cobblestones?

A travel blog entry by vogette

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Today we set off on foot to explore Helsinki. First mission: good coffee. Fortunately, this was not a difficult task, and Robert's Coffee at Central Station fit the bill well. Caffeinated, we were able to face the city, and headed for Senate Square. This ...

Turku, Turku, Finland travel blog

Turku

A travel blog entry by austega

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... doing a bit. (Entry to this museum was also included in our Turku card.) This was probably an excellent museum, about Finland's maritime history. We read with interest the charts with English translations at the entrance to each of the rooms, but only ...

The long trip home, Vantaa, Finland travel blog

The long trip home

A travel blog entry by kirksontour

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Big sleep in this morning before going out for last minute gift shopping for Rob and Caleb, the 2 birthday boys. The snow had melted a lot and the streets and footpaths were full of dirty snowy mush. Everything very quiet on a cold Saturday morning. ...

610 km. 27 celsius. Perfect day :), Simo, Finland travel blog

610 km. 27 celsius. Perfect day :)

A travel blog entry by peterkier

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Great gravel roads in Finland. Did a lot - did even more tarmak. We have now left The Gulf of Bothnia and are heading towards true north. It is SO warm here - had 27 Celsius at 1500. We were on the bikes for 12 hours and now camping in the outback. The ...

university life is hyvä (good), Rovaniemi, Finland travel blog

university life is hyvä (good)

A travel blog entry by moonrise

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terve! i have now finished my first full week of my master's programme, and although it got off to a slow start (i only had 5 hours of lectures, 2 classes, all week!) the workload is rapidly piling up! there are a lot of really interesting classes ...

From Rauma to Naantali to Turku, Turku, Finland travel blog

From Rauma to Naantali to Turku

A travel blog entry by austega

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... is one of the few hotels we've been where both the men's & women's saunas are currently working. And I wouldn't want to leave Finland without having a sauna, so I'd like to plan that for tomorrow night. There's a pool here too - and those would be a nice ...

This is supposed to be a couple of days of rest., Turku, Finland travel blog

This is supposed to be a couple of days of rest.

A travel blog entry by philjg

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... to buy a sandwich or roll! And the prices, eeeek! The Big Mac index comes in at AUD10 - that's right, a Big Mac in Finland is 5.95 Euros which is just over TEN australian dollars. And everything else is priced in proportion. Our B&B in Turku is a ...

arrived and all is well, Rovaniemi, Finland travel blog

arrived and all is well

A travel blog entry by moonrise

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well, i have been here for over a week now, and am finally starting my travelogue... after a 40 hour journey, i arrived in rovaniemi, by train from helsinki, at 8am last wednesday. i was awake for most of the train trip (thus began a week of ...

Not so Enthused Second Time Around, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Not so Enthused Second Time Around

A travel blog entry by cadkinsca

Covered on ...

at last, I've seen inside a Bowman 45!, Houtskar Island, Finland travel blog

at last, I've seen inside a Bowman 45!

A travel blog entry by derek_roberts10

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... Houtskär or Houtskari, depending upon whether you're Swedish or a Finn. It was just outside the Ålands and therefore part of Finland proper, necessitating a change of courtesy flag to Finland, which I did en route. This was probably one of the best ...

Finally the day has arrived - Lapland!!!, Muonio, Finland travel blog

Finally the day has arrived - Lapland!!!

A travel blog entry by kirksontour

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We woke up early on Sunday morning full of excitement and happiness (penny's drafting). Today we fly to Lapland, after just over a year in the planning. Destination Kittila airport and then a bus to Hotelli Jeris and our cottage for the next 7 days. The ...

Pohjanmaa-Tornio-Luulaja, Vöyri-Maksamaa, Finland travel blog

Pohjanmaa-Tornio-Luulaja

A travel blog entry by sinilintu

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Matka meni hyvin ilman sen ihmeempiä tapahtumia, mitä nyt Tampereen seudulla sateli vettä jonkun verrankin. Perillekin pääsimme suoraan ilman enempiä sekoiluja, vaikken ole koskaan itse sinne ajanutkaan. Kummieni mökki oli listalla jo ...

Kotimatka och motvind, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Kotimatka och motvind

A travel blog entry by reisevolk

Ett kort sista inlägg, hemresan från Bangkok började bra, när hotellet som blott kostade 100kr/natt visade sig vara riktigt bra och dessutom hade de gratis transfer till flygplatsen. Väl på plats släpade de morgontrötta herrskapet med ...

Not a lot to report day, Mariehamn, Finland travel blog

Not a lot to report day

A travel blog entry by derek_roberts10

It was a breezy, drizzly, cool grotty sort of day. Not really a day to set off to see the wonders of the islands, so we decided to stay put. Not a lot to report, we cleaned the boat in the morning, went to look for the damaged power boat (unsuccessfully) ...

christmas in lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland travel blog

christmas in lapland

A travel blog entry by moonrise

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so, rovaniemi just gets better in the winter! what else could you expect from santa's hometown. lots happened in december, including a cookie decorating party that i organized at my flat, a trip to the santa claus village (8km in snow by crappy bike) ...

Transit day, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Transit day

A travel blog entry by tikibird

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Heathrow was a mess and it took ovr an hour of queueing to get checked in.  I was afraid we would miss our flight, but we barely made it-no time to shop though.  Finnair to Helsinki was OK.  Not much to do in a 2 hour layover at Helsinki ...

Lapland home of Santa, Rovaniemi, Finland travel blog

Lapland home of Santa

A travel blog entry by sd0744

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Rovaniemi is located at the confluence of two large rivers, the most important transport routes at the time, Rovaniemi began to adopt the role of the "gateway to Lapland. The exploitation of Lapland's natural resources in the 1800s boosted Rovaniemi's ...

NEGATIVE 28 DEGREES CELSIUS, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

NEGATIVE 28 DEGREES CELSIUS

A travel blog entry by jbish95

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Waking up at 5am was the beginning of what turned out being a lot harder day than I expected. I made the boat after a long walk carrying a lot of food. The boat was similar to the New Zealand inter islander however I don't think you would dark to step ...

Forts, The Olympics and a Luxury Ferry, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Forts, The Olympics and a Luxury Ferry

A travel blog entry by dhrycun

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                     The student buffet was much easier to find than I original thought, only it wasnt really a student buffet. It was only 5 euros, so ...

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