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Travel Blogs from Oulu
... second time, window seals. I shall be having words with the gentleman who did the work (again) when we get back to Fehmarn. Do you detect a slight sense of fed-upness? Well it is only 10°C and we are now on the downhill slope to winter so yes, we do feel a little less than positive today.
However, things improved dramatically with the arrival of our first guest, Richard Barling. Richard is an old friend dating back to 1972 when we were both members of the Cambridge & ...
... a multilinguist working behind a meat counter in the UK!
There is not much more to report on the day other than we put the canopy up in readiness for the poor weather promised for tomorrow, not a nice day for Richard to be arriving. Speaking of Richard and the others, the blog may take a different form for the next couple of weeks and also may be intermittent – it depends upon what we do and where we are.
Finally and amusingly and an illustration ...
So, I've been in Oulu for a month now. I should probably actually let you know a bit about my time here!
Luisa and I arrived in Oulu on Monday the 2nd of September. After a quick 1 hour flight up from Helsinki, we were greeted at the airport by the one and only other person from UC in Oulu, Alex. He had been staying in Oulu for a few days already, so we were able to dump our luggage in his hotel and get a short tour of the city before heading to ...
... Maria" which we will be sleeping on for one night. After 4 days in St Petersberg we will travel by a night train (I've never done that before!) to Moscow. We will spend two nights in Moscow before heading back to Finland. I will write a blog entry upon my return detailing what we did and what it was like! There has been quite a bit of preparation for this trip including visas, intinerary, warnings etc! While I know that I will have an ...
... boom boxes attatched to their bikes so it's like we've already got a little moving party of our own!
And that brings me to the end of this blog entry. I'm super excited because I've got mum and dad arriving in Oulu tomorrow afternoon! It'll be really great to see them and show them around my new hometown! I hope you all are really well - I'm on skype reguarly so just let me know if you would like to talk!
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed