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Travel Blogs from Oulu
... sprayed it on the windscreen and left it for a while. I don’t know what had happened but the sun’s heat had baked it hard, so the drive to Luosto had been undertaken with less than perfect visibility. Now this film resisted 1) petrol 2) heavy duty fender cleaner 3) concentrated biological washing powder solution 4) the wonderful Dr Power (a non-abrasive sponge like material that I’ve raved about before and now available in Asda) 5) concentrated ...
... were definitely muttered. The plane had wifi though which is very cool. The flight was very fast luckily and we were glad we picked this over an expensive 7 hour train trip.
Once in Oulu, Antt's friend drove us to Liisa and Paulis and we had coffee and caught up and then did a tour of the University and the botanic gardens they have nearby. One of the greenhouses was called Julia! Bed was very appreciated by the end of this day!
... our way out of the very shallower waters and into areas that had 5 or 6 metres under us and finally, we entered the shipping channel into Oulu, where there was 20m or more. Phew!
Many harbours in this part of the world seem to be the centre point of heavy industry, which makes them seem pretty uninviting to any visitor coming in by sea. Oulu was up there competing for the first prize, there was no sign of the town itself at all as we neared the harbour itself. However, ...
... punished. The punishments usually included something embarrassing like acting a scene, singing, eating some "delicious" traditional Finnish food or having your mobile duck taped to your hand [ ;) Issi]. Our sitsit was themed Space'd so we painted stars and moons and black tops and wore silver wigs. The dinner party was nothing like I have experienced before and I am envious that the Finnish students have this tradition. I am ...
... flavoured, sticking with one is just too much to handle!!!!
After that we collected out luggage and caught the bus to Oulun Yliopisto (University of Oulu). Here we met with out Kummi* student Anne who gave us our apartment keys and helped us register at the university. Once she had found the rest of our kummi group, we got a tour of the uni with another kummi, Roope, and his group of engineer students.
The rest of our first week flew ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed