Holiday Center Saimaanranta

Suursaimaantie 1177, Taipalsaari, Southern Finland, 54920, Finland | 3 star hotel
Prices starting from $54.00

Travel Blogs from Taipalsaari

Lappeenranta Wrap Up

A travel blog entry by chop49


... decided on a menu, Pork Loin in a mushroom cream sauce, Chanterelle Mushroom Risotto, and a mixed green salad, we spent the early afternoon shopping for our ingredients. Returning with our bounty, we set about prepping everything. It was going to be a dinner for 12-13, so we went about our tasks with a purpose, aided by an odd glass or two or three of a South African blend of Sauvignon Blanc and C******nay.

Dinner went quite well, and it seemed ...

Wolkoff House Museum

A travel blog entry by chop49


... history for future generations.

I first visited #26 Kauppakatu in 1971 during my first ever trip to Finland. My then-girlfriend, Helena Wolkoff, had filled my head with tales of how overbearing and almost tyrannical her Great-Aunt Anna Wolkoff-Nissinen had been, so my first visit was akin to going to a high-pressure job interview. I was filled with wonder as I set foot in the house for the first time. ...

A Forest and Island Paradise

A travel blog entry by chop49


... out from the woods. Occasionally, the skies around a summerhouse contained a stream of white smoke that clearly indicated that whoever was present had lit their sauna fires.

A strange, but traditional, ritual had evolved for the building of island summer-homes. All lumber, fixtures and building equipment are hauled to the island plot during mid-winter, when the ice is hardest and thickest. It’s not unusual to see all manner of ...

A Walk in the Old Town

A travel blog entry by chop49


... a few minutes setting in the small park at the base of the old town’s fortifications soaking up the quiet beauty of this nice setting. We then walked up the cobblestone road, pausing to look over the memorial to the 1741 battle, and then through the earthen fortifications and into the old town which consisted of old military buildings, both wood and brick, and quite a few old buildings that had be converted to modern usage, including the South ...

The Wolkoff Farm

A travel blog entry by chop49


... her mother, and to be present for the birth of Helena’s first grandchild and Aune’s first great-grandchild. We had all agreed that it was practical for Hoki and I to stay here. Practical yes, awkward, even more so, but at least we were being adults about it after battling and feuding for quite a few years.

After settling in, Hoki and I went for a walk through the fields towards the forest. The early evening light ...


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