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... to speak – reinforcing the Finnish desire for silence. The desire to be close to nature is demonstrated by the many green spaces in the city and by how many people escape to cottages outside of the city whenever they can – where they can enjoy nature, the quiet and their saunas. Every house and cottage and at least 1/3 of the apartments have saunas. Simplicity is demonstrated by the simple, clean lines of Finnish designs and ...
... 8211; he'd looked it up, and from what he could see, it
wasn't leaving until 11.25am! Dang!!!
Unfortunately, his information turned out to be correct, and we had a 4 hour wait at the Parainen bus stop. (The lady at Airisto had looked it up for us,and she believed it was going at 8am, even on the public holiday, and we'd hadno reason not to believe her). ...
... challenge yourself ever more with the Nordic Walking. We did neither of these.
We thoroughly enjoyed visiting the Rock Church - Temppeliaukion Kirkko which was hewn into solid granite.
Then we visited an ice bar. Be sure to view all the pictures of us in our snowsuits!! We rode vicariously on a dog sled through our friends, Sue Campbell and Vanessa ...
... amp; White Breed" – original name, isn’t it! We fell in love with the scenery in Sweden – the lakes, the forests, the lovely little red & white houses and barns. The only shame was that the roads aren’t great, so because of the wet weather, Nick had to concentrate on driving and missed a lot of gorgeous scenery. One of our discoveries was The Silverringen – which is a tourist route that takes you around the silver ...
... to leave me alone. As I flicked through the book to make sure I'd left nothing in it, she made it her business to stand about two foot away and eye me suspiciously. I smiled politely as I leaned down to rest the book up against the door. "It's OK," I said, knowing that she probably didn't speak English, "they're expecting it." She mumbled something that seemed like abuse in Estonian but all I could do was shrug and say, "Sorry, I don't understand," while flashing a defusing smile. ...
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