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Travel Blogs from Lappeenranta
... the night, I was thankful that things had gone quite well during our stay in Finland. I certainly knew that without Hoki’s calming presence, I don’t think things would have gone as well. I was very pleased with the opportunity to spend the time with my children and getting to know Jutta better, but ultimately knew that I was a fish out of water here in Finland, especially staying at Aune’s. It was time to head back to London, and then back ...
... the cakes and coffee for us, but never once do I remember her setting down with us. Maybe the Great Aunt really was a tyrant to the rest of the family after all. To me she was always gracious.
Helena advised me that a theatrical company is putting on a play this autumn about the Wolkoff family centering around the Great Aunt, and that they plan on interviewing Helena to get a feel for the Great Aunt's ...
... the quietness and solitude the island gave you, and made the beer taste so much better; 40-plus years later the island still has much of the same magic. Nowadays, though, Make (Helena’s brother) has built not only a family summerhouse, but a separate storage shed, a separate sauna with changing room, a covered picnic area, and a sleeping house with no windows for those long summer days when even though the sun may set for a couple of hours, it ...
... the old town, which sets atop a fortified bluff, on the north side of Lappeenranta, overlooking Lake Saima, the fourth largest lake in Europe.
Lappeenranta became a chartered town in 1649 when Finland was under Swedish rule, though the area had been inhabited for several centuries before then. It set in the strategic border area between the Swedish and Russian empires, yet only once was it the actual sight of fighting between the two ...
... three houses her entire life, the house she was born in, the old farmhouse she move into when she got married, and the new farmhouse her husband built in the mid-60’s right next to the old farmhouse which now serves as a storage shed.
The new farmhouse had all the modern conveniences of the time, especially central heating and a sauna off the laundry room. The house also had three vacant bedrooms, which is why we ended ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking