Best Western Hotel Samantta
Travel Blogs from Haukipudas
... of the way and it took us pretty much around the island. One of the more interesting encounters we had was with numerous amphibians – I encountered at least 9 frogs during this walk! It was lovely to see such a healthy population and presumably they do well at least partially thanks to the mosquito population – good work chaps, keep it up!
As I said earlier, the island is no longer important commercially (previously it was used ...
... came across a fish shop, selling smoked fish amongst other things. We opted for some nicely prepared hot smoked salmon, looking like little pies but consisting entirely of fish wrapped around a garlic based filling or a pickle of some description.
Back on the boat it was now most definitely past yardarm time and the fish, followed by Julie’s (c/o the blessed Delia) Tart Spaghetti with copious volumes of assorted booze, sorted out the evening very ...
... dear God, we don’t have that much choice as to where to stop for the night, they could stop virtually anywhere, why pick on here?’ .
Having safely tied up, we sought the next feature that according to the guide, there was supposed to be here - electricity and the nearest point was a junction box on a lamp pole about fifteen yards away. However, it seemed that all of its’ wires had been disconnected, they were hanging in space and so I ...
... Luckily I was joined by some other Irish dances and we did some simple ceilis which turned out to be great fun :)
So I think that's pretty much all for now. I can't believe it's been a month already! The weather here is deteriorating at a rapid pace which is worrying but as you'll see in my photos I've decorated my room with some fairy lights which will hopefully lighten my room when it's completely dark outside!
Will write soon, missing you all!
... getting registered, becoming a member of the student union, joining societies, signing my tenancy agreement, getting my student id, buying a sports pass... etc etc etc. As well as this we had several lectures both as a whole exchange group and as faculties explaining basic university protocols as well as courses available. The whole experience was fairly overwhelming but with the help of my friends I was able to get everything done without too many ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free parking
- Pets allowed