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Travel Blogs from Puumala
... use every morning also on the edge of the lake that was just a hop down from our cabin. The only issue we had is that we had not carried much food with us and there wasn't much good food available. Other than that, we had a nice time meeting the largest huskie we had ever seen and running back and forth between sauna and lake. And playing mini-golf, ...
... spot of caching in the city, but it got a bit wet and we retired for some dinner after only one find. We got to have a sauna too once we got back.
In the morning we had a lovely breakfast surrounded by 15 year olds who were there for their confirmation camp! We talked a bit more to another one of the managers and then we met this lovely Italian who had this beautiful husky dog. Her ...
... beach hoping for a camp spot but ended up in a new camp site beside a full sized blow up indoor soccer field. As the receptionist went home at 9, and we were sitting in the entrance hall using the free internet, John acted as receptionist while we Skyped the kids, including directing Russian tourists where to camp. We had been warned about terrible plagues of flies and other bugs in Finland, but, so far, so good. None in this new and slightly windy ...
... and some lovely Finnish cakes? It was in fact 1990 that Gwyneth and I first came to Finland to pioneer links between Physical Education at the University of Plymouth with the University of Lapland, later Gwyneth completing a year at the University of Jyvaskyla. We drive on through the rain and are now sitting in glorious sunshine at about 8pm in a lovely campsite - Saynaniemi, near Puhelin, not too far from Tampere. A lovely end to the ...
... War consequence prior to arriving? I really don't know the answer. But I do know that this was my first peek behind the infamous Iron Curtain and it was a strange feeling. The remaining trip to Vyborg was short, aside from the fifteen-minute delay at a drawbridge to let a ship go through. The real culture shock set in as we departed the bus station and found a cab to deliver us to the hostel we had already booked online. The cab driver didn't speak English and looked ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet