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... his music.
We headed for Kangasala to the Mobilia museum which houses the Rally Hall of Fame amongst other displays. The Hall of Fame was disappointing. There were about 10 rally cars, all behind glass and a panel on the wall with very short descriptions about each of the members. A very unimaginative display. A lot more could be done - even ...
... managed to park close to the city centre enabling us to walk through - different when there is no snow lying around. Looking for a coffee shop we found the covered market, actually full of busy city people taking lunch and a superb range to fish for sale. In fact this is the biggest covered market in Scandinavia, according to Pinterest - more research to check this ...
Finland is almost as far as I can go in Europe and, strangely, I have made 4 or 5 visits here over the past 10 years. But all of these have been to Helsinki - a very pleasant city. This time I am going up country to Tampere.
Tampere is known locally as Manse from its designation as the Manchester of Finland and was the heart of its 19th century industrial revolution. But much has changed.
I had quite a ...
... some Angry Birds postcards. Nice ones!! The coach arrived on time to take us back to Helsinki. Note that it didn't stop at the indicated station on the board on the side of the road. It stopped roughly 20m in front, so look out. But I honestly prefer the train which would cost a bit more but will definitely get you there.
Dinner was in the same shopping mall at Manhattan for steak. I bought another postcard at the Moomin shop.
... to see there guys with long hair – as I supposed, it is a great place for folks admiring the metal culture. Some more practical information about Tampere: The railway station is in the downtown and it is very easy to locate it. Public toilets are usually not free, but in the city centre I was able to find one that was open (accidentally, maybe??) There is also no need to make reservation for the night trains from Tampere to the North.