Scandic Oscar Varkaus

Kauppatori 4, Varkaus, The Lakelands, Eastern Finland, 78250, Finland | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Varkaus


A travel blog entry by gouldy


‘’I’ve been here 5 weeks now” said Aaron, “this is how I live my life.” In fact I don’t think his name was really Aaron. I can’t remember his real name but he looked like an Aaron - brown curly hair, a beard of sorts, slightly Jewish looking in a cool kind of way. He would sit at a campfire or food circle, cross legged with a classical guitar and start playing the same chords over and over – mellow, spiritual ...


A travel blog entry by gouldy


'Has anyone seen my future?' asked one of the Italian jokers walking around the food circle dressed only in boxers , ‘or his past?’ asked his partner in crime - a bemused look on his face. ‘And has anyone seen my now?’ asked the Polish guy. ‘I’m trying to live from the now the now!’

‘What is so great about ...


A travel blog entry by gouldy


"Do you really think all those politicians and corporations are such nice people?!" exclaimed Becky late one night in the Chai tent, a hint of ridicule in her tone.

Conspiracy seems to be a central part to many people's world view here. The masses must be controlled and who better to do it than a powerful, secretive few. An epic power struggle playing itself out since the agricultural revolution. I don’t really understand ...


A travel blog entry by gouldy


For some rainbow is just a fleeting weekend or holiday, for others it is a way of life. They move from rainbow to rainbow, sometimes staying in communities, sometimes travelling, sometimes earning money through street entertainment. David - One of the English guys here – is currently stopping at rainbow on route as he hitchhikes all the way to Japan.

It was once thought that one day technology would take over ...

Food Circle

A travel blog entry by gouldy


Slowly, slowly the people gather. Great cauldrons of food are hauled over by men walking as quickly as they can before their hands stretch out of their arms. Eventually a circle forms. People hold hands and someone begins to sing. It could be any song ..but there are some favorites. Sometimes people make funny noises - like animals or red indians war cries. A kiss is passed round the circle. A new song begins. And then ...

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