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... lakeside town, and after checking in walked the couple of hundred meters to the lakeside fish market. Many stalls selling smoked salmon. Smoking it on braziers. Lots of honey, cheeses and sausages and all sorts of food to buy. We took a lengthy lakeside walk past gardens and apartments then up into the town looking for a dinner place but little about and finally made a booking at a lively Italian restaurant opposite the hotel. Had an excellent meal in a great ...
... are over 200,000 lakes in Finland.
Stopped for an hour at a lookout over Kuopio whilst our leader and bus went into town to drop off our bags and arrange keys.
Arrived in town, Yolande and I went for a walk to the lake harbour and surrounds. Back to the hotel for a group dinner. Yolande was asleep around 9.00pm
We went to the Rauhalahti Holiday village outside Kuopio for a couple of days where we stayed in a cabin - a beautiful cabin with pine floors, walls, and ceilings. All sparkling clean. I was drawn to this location by the large, traditional sauna that gets fired up twice a week and stands on the banks of the lake. There are also the more common saunas that ...
... and I's second choice for exchange universities. After lunch we made our way to Santa's Village. We did some shopping and took hundreds of photos before getting back on the bus to head back to Oulu.
So that was our mid semester break.
Much love, kisses and hugs from the other side of the world
P.S I haven't put up any photos from Ranua Zoo or Santa's village because they will be in the next blog :)
... of home. There are still about 100,000 lakes here and it is very enjoyable scenery. I arrived Kuopio late at night and the funny thing is that it was still daytime outside. It doesn't look normal to walk to your hostel through the main city square and it to be completely daylight out, but no one is there. It was about 11 PM when I arrived. Kuopio was just a stop on my ...