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Travel Blogs from Mikkeli
So it's been a couple of weeks since I last reported on anything. That's probably due to the fact that I spent last weekend in Tallinn exploring the delights of the Old Town - I've covered that in another blog so I don't want to go over it again here.
Anyway, what have I been up to since last time? Well I've discovered two new hobbies; one traditionally very Finnish, the other less so!
It turns out that naked saunas followed by a dip straight in ...
... Ice hockey is very popular in Finland so the atmosphere was amazing, not to mention Oulu were on a 15 match winning streak. For dinner we rode to Kauppuri 5, the home of the best burgers in Oulu. The small restaurant is always busy and there is sometimes a wait but it is totally worth it.
Wednesday 23rd October
Up bright and early to begin our day trip to Kuopio. With our close group of friends we had planned a day trip ...
... great views and only 5 mins walk or so from the hotel. No complaints here.
Had some grub at Ali Baba's Pizza place - B
Pizza and a large coke for 10 euros. Don't mind if I do. Big pizza actually, took half of it home!
Well next weekend I'm off to Tallinn but the weekend after I'm hoping to take the trip down to Tampere for the day, so we'll see what that has in store!
Well after having two consecutive weeks here in Finland without a weekend - long story but I had a few things to pop back for I'm finally about to spend my first weekend here.
I've just about got the hang of Finnish time (they eat lunch at 11am!) and driving on the correct side of the road. I'll never sort the language out and there is little to no chance of me getting used to paying 7 euros for a beer. But other than that I'm good.
... had a good time. Leftovers that remained were carted off by Olga for her son Mishka, who couldn’t join us because he was at hockey practice. After clean up, Hoki and Helena sat back down for a couple more drinks. As I had made good use of the wine in making the risotto, and lubricating myself, I decided to pass on any more drinking. I headed back to my room to get my stuff and my mind ready to leave.
Pausing to reflect before turning ...