Travel Blogs from Puumala
... into Saariselka (KKK national park) led by Seppo Penttinen and Mikko Pehkonen. Since then Gwyneth has moved here, settled and married a Fin, has a son and works in a Finnish school. And I enjoyed many treks with Seppo and Mikko from the University of Lapland, twelve in all, into different parts of the Finnish wilderness on foot and at times by canoe. It could not have been better. So, this morning it was 4C at 0700 outside and ...
... had some kind of sausage/salami like meat. It was eatable. Then the buckwheat and pork main came, again eatable, not horrible but not amazing. We left here experienced westerners in an eastern land. After lunch we explored some more and walked to the only real tourist attraction in the town, the Swedish built fortress. Of course by the time we arrived it was closed so we just walked around it in the rain. Dinner was at a lonely ...
... had to fill out the migration card and I happened to have already some troubles to fill it out.. Luckily an old man on the other side of the corridor helped me. It seems to be rather strict with all the departure dates and host person details.. Anyway it doesn't feel like I am actually going to St. Petersburg, of course I am a bit nervous and even scared, but I don't realize it ...
... in winter and disc golf course and MTB tracks in summer). It has actually been a while since I've taken up a genuinely new sport, rather simply re-learning one I played when I was younger. I was awful, really terrible - but its also nice to suck at something and realise it can only get better!!!
So what else, did I get up to? Er................not a great deal really, outside the trip to Tallinn. This coming weekend it's Helsinki and then a day ...
Friday 25th October
Nothing really happened on Thursday so I shall just skip it. While on exchange I had some classes with Finnish students and was lucky enough to become friends with many of them. Stiina a Finnish students studying International Teacher Education was in a few of my classes and we became friends instantly. Coincidentally enough Stiina had been to Australia as an Au Pair and lived on the Gold Coast. I spent ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service