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Historic city of Turku, Turku, Finland travel blog

Historic city of Turku

A travel blog entry by sonia72

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Very cold wind blowing today which made it difficult to walk around for long amounts of time. Alleluia for hot coffee, although not as good as home because it's a but weak. Being Boxing Day many things were closed so I really only walked around and ...

Sfeervolle Sneeuw, Turku, Finland travel blog

Sfeervolle Sneeuw

A travel blog entry by opzoeknaardekou

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goede rustige overvaart van stockholm naar turku. fijn geregeld in dit land, kom je aan om 7 uur kan je toch al je hotelkamer in. en de hele dag donker is niet zo, dat moeten we dan maar in het noorden ondervinden. het maritiem museum is groot en heeft ...

Cross country skiing.   Caroline, Karesuvanto, Finland travel blog

Cross country skiing. Caroline

A travel blog entry by wrightsofnapier

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So I've discovered I am no better at cross skiing than down hill ...

Snowmobiling.    Caroline, Karesuvanto, Finland travel blog

Snowmobiling. Caroline

A travel blog entry by wrightsofnapier

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Well I wasn't sure whether to go onto the back of Tim 's snowmobile or try to ride one myself. I managed to sort out ( thanks Jeff ) to get my drivers license e mailed over and therefore it seemed meant to be. I have never driven a moped or motorbike ...

My day in Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

My day in Helsinki

A travel blog entry by bloomie

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... the city - we will miss it as we leave on a plane at 16:50. I got a new badge today too - it is a reindeer sign with Finland on it - it is pretty.  I got to see reindeer skins too - they sell them here like they sell sheep skins at home - daddy C ...

I've arrived, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

I've arrived

A travel blog entry by sonia72

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Finally arrived in beautiful white Helsinki. Flew with Finnair, excellent airline with new aeroplane, very swish, & service brilliant. Arrived at 3.30pm to -10°c & heavy snowfall. Very cool in both meanings of the word. Took the easy option of a taxi to ...

Sausages on an Open Fire, Venejärvi, Finland travel blog

Sausages on an Open Fire

A travel blog entry by davidandmaria

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... continue into the next. We decided to break the schedule and go snow shoeing in the forest for a bit of exercise.  In Finland, they have 'Kotas' all over the forest.  They are like little huts with open fireplaces and some will have benches for ...

Turku, Finland, Turku, Finland travel blog

Turku, Finland

A travel blog entry by tigereye

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So glad I stopped in this university city.  Experienced my first real sauna - even got to lulya.  Also learned and got to play a game of Finnish baseball!  What a great game.  Oh yeah, also went to the hospital for my stomach - we'll ...

Goodbye Helsinki, Oulu, Finland travel blog

Goodbye Helsinki

A travel blog entry by sonia72

... Melbourne feel a little cooler, I'm really not missing the heat waves) Caught an early train from Helsinki to Oulu which is central Finland. Sad to say goodbye to Helsinki because I'm feeling very at home here. Glad I return for the last 2 days of my ...

Perfect camping!, Punkaharju, Finland travel blog

Perfect camping!

A travel blog entry by mumnrina

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We took side roads to Imatra from Lapeenranta through the country side and followed the Saimaa Canal for a short distance. At one section after the canal we came across a huge gas complex in the middle of farming country and soon after were very close to ...

Round trip in Finland - Tampere, Tampere, Finland travel blog

Round trip in Finland - Tampere

A travel blog entry by carita

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Tampere was founded around Tammerkoski river in 1775 by Gustav III of Sweden. It is the third largest city in Finland with around 200 000 inhabitants, making it the biggest inland city in the Nordic countries. Tampere is a lively student city and ...

Helsinki Midnight, Helsinki,  Finland travel blog

Helsinki Midnight

A travel blog entry by planetlars

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... - even more so. The midnight twilight, the still air and the lighting off the walls and stones made for a great welcome to Finland. Even more so having met the young sea-faring man with the well manicured beard (maybe too much for a sailor on the ...

Crossing the Arctic Circle, Rovaniemi, Finland travel blog

Crossing the Arctic Circle

A travel blog entry by davidandmaria

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We've been in Finland for nearly 2 weeks now and whilst we've been tantalisingly close to the Arctic Circle, only 7km away, we hadn't actually crossed it - today would be the day.  We took a short drive to the Santa Claus Village and Post Office, ...

Stupid moment No.1, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Stupid moment No.1

A travel blog entry by sonia72

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Hotel key card not only opens doors but works the lifts. Took me about 5mins standing alone in an unmoving lift to figure that one out. In my defensive I was severely sleep deprived from extra long flight 30+ ...

Stupid moment No.2, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Stupid moment No.2

A travel blog entry by sonia72

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First time trying to open hotel room door I couldn't do it no matter how hard I pushed. The key card was giving me a green light but still I couldn't open it. Then my memory flashed back to all those Swedish films I've watched & I remembered that the ...

Breakfast treat, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Breakfast treat

A travel blog entry by sonia72

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I had to include this entry because it's just the yummiest food. CINNAMON BUN or in Finnish 'korvapuusti'. Mainly found in the south of the country. It's not buttery like a Danish, it's more like a coffee scroll pastry. Woven through each later is ...

Helsinki and Russian cruise, Helinski, Finland travel blog

Helsinki and Russian cruise

A travel blog entry by c.i.222

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In transit to Moscow, I was able to spend one night in Helsinki to enjoy a tour of this Finnish city for a day.  I spent the night at the Scandic Hotel on the northwest side of the city. I mention this first, because this was a time when ...

My last day in my winter wonderland :(, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

My last day in my winter wonderland :(

A travel blog entry by sonia72

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Temp. -10°C Eventually got out of the bath this morning at 1am. Totally refreshed, relaxed and exfoliated! My last day and I'm not excited. I'm sorry, I love you all very much but I don't want to come home. Just checked the Melbourne weather ...

More rellies, Seinäjoki, Finland travel blog

More rellies

A travel blog entry by mumnrina

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... by the Institute of Migration reflecting the lives of those who have emigrated abroad. A house that had been relocated in Finland held the North American display and on 9th July a canecutters barrack from the Ingham district in North Queensland was ...

Finlandia Fever, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Finlandia Fever

A travel blog entry by adamandlara55

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We now know Heathrow airport like the back of our hands after spending hours on end wandering around in between buying one coffee at a cafe so that we could sit there for an hour. Flight to Helsinki was called and we were on our way to the gate. As we ...

Last party before Russia, Joensuu, Finland travel blog

Last party before Russia

A travel blog entry by carita

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Night life in Joensuu isn't exactly vivid. There are four clubs and most of them have the same owner. Well, what can you do.. Last night out before me leaving to Russia for four months. Saying bye bye to Ula and the other girls. Who knows when we will ...

Summer Cottage, Tammela, Finland travel blog

Summer Cottage

A travel blog entry by mumnrina

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We arrived here at Tammela after midnight to find cousin Hannu and his wife waiting up for us. They had already been holidaying for a week so they were well settled and Hannu was right into the World Cup. Juhannus morning after breakfast Liisa was keen ...

Ferry to Helsinki and back, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Ferry to Helsinki and back

A travel blog entry by nothing

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 Night ferry to Helsinki was pretty wikked... cozy little rooms, a little roomier than the night trains... the ferry is equipped with a pub with good live music, a nightclub (kinda lame), a resturant, casino and duty free store... its like a ...

Very old churches, Lappi, Finland travel blog

Very old churches

A travel blog entry by mumnrina

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... area of Finland dating back to the 1600's. "Uhri Kirkko", Sacrificial Church,  at Pyhämaa is the oldest wooden church in Finland and its ceiling and walls are covered in paintings / murals. At Pyhämaa there was also a  New Church built right ...

In transit, Rovaniemi, Finland travel blog

In transit

A travel blog entry by adamandlara55

Another completely unexciting day.... Nobody tells you about these transit days when they get back from travelling... It's always new friends, drunken stories and excitement! Well let me tell you, catching a 10 hour train up to the arctic circle does not ...

Interesting fact, Rovaniemi, Finland travel blog

Interesting fact

A travel blog entry by sonia72

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You shouldn't wear face makeup or skin creams in < -10°C weather because the water content in them can freeze & give you frost ...

Round trip in Finland - Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Round trip in Finland - Helsinki

A travel blog entry by carita

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... Grand Duchy of Finland in 1812. Finland gained its independence from Russia in 1917 and Helsinki became the capital of independent Finland. During the Winter War (1939-40) and the Continuation War (1941-44) Helsinki suffered from Soviet bombs. Thanks ...

Japan to Finland, Helsinki, Finland travel blog

Japan to Finland

A travel blog entry by mumnrina

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... and between checking out the scenes below of Northern Russia and 3 movies,  the time went  quickly. My first sights of Finland were the green trees, small farms and the typical  reddy brown houses with white trim.  A typical Finnish ...

Der neunte Tag - quer durch Finnland, Äänekoski, Finland travel blog

Der neunte Tag - quer durch Finnland

A travel blog entry by die_eberhards

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Eberhard B. Stahlblauer Himmel begrüßt uns zu unserer heutigen Tour quer durch die Wasserlandschaft Finnlands. Die Temperatur von 15 Grad bedeutet ideales Motorradwetter. Ellenlange gut befahrbare Straßen führen uns durch nicht enden wollende ...

Nordic Walking or wildflowers, Ryttylä, Finland travel blog

Nordic Walking or wildflowers

A travel blog entry by mumnrina

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We had only planned to stay one night with our dear friends but Kaija twisted our arm and so we had another night with them.  So glad we did. We had a second visit to the mission administration and in the afternoon after a storm Kaija, Rina & I ...

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