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Travel Blogs from Lappeenranta
... decided on a menu, Pork Loin in a mushroom cream sauce, Chanterelle Mushroom Risotto, and a mixed green salad, we spent the early afternoon shopping for our ingredients. Returning with our bounty, we set about prepping everything. It was going to be a dinner for 12-13, so we went about our tasks with a purpose, aided by an odd glass or two or three of a South African blend of Sauvignon Blanc and C******nay.
Dinner went quite well, and it seemed ...
... same in the early 1980’s as it had during the previous century. In a tax deal with the Lappeenranta city government, the Wolkoff family donated the house with all its fixtures, fittings and furniture to the city in exchange for planning approval (and tax breaks) on some other family land holdings in the city. It provided mutual benefit to all parties involved, and preserved a slice of 19th Century ...
... tractors, and yes, even large trucks hauling wagons or flatbed trailers of building supplies to the various islands. The building supplies, whatever they might be, are just plopped down on the site and left for the spring/summer building season. The only vehicle left on the island to assist in construction may be a tractor, provided the family has more than one. Typically, the first structure built for a summerhouse is the sauna if it’s going to be ...
... a few minutes setting in the small park at the base of the old town’s fortifications soaking up the quiet beauty of this nice setting. We then walked up the cobblestone road, pausing to look over the memorial to the 1741 battle, and then through the earthen fortifications and into the old town which consisted of old military buildings, both wood and brick, and quite a few old buildings that had be converted to modern usage, including the South ...
... her mother, and to be present for the birth of Helena’s first grandchild and Aune’s first great-grandchild. We had all agreed that it was practical for Hoki and I to stay here. Practical yes, awkward, even more so, but at least we were being adults about it after battling and feuding for quite a few years.
After settling in, Hoki and I went for a walk through the fields towards the forest. The early evening light ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet