Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna

Torikatu 20, Joensuu, The Lakelands, Eastern Finland, 80100, Finland | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Joensuu

Into the unknown...

A travel blog entry by adam.sealey


... which was massive and even had its own nightclub! Needless to say, I didn't go to bed until 5am, and the intercom wake-up at 6:30 was not a welcome one.

Samuli was returning home from a summer job in England, via many countries, and as we frantically got ready to disembark he asked if I wanted to visit his house - I soon jumped on the opportunity, and 6 hours and two trains later we arrived at his. Just as an aside, most of Finland (75%) is forested, and another 10% is ...

Back to Joensuu

A travel blog entry by yellowdragon


... Matti. The welcome is short. People are talking in Finnish all the time. I don't understand anything. Then we say good-bye to Pia and get rolling. We drive from Vantaa to Joensuu. In Between there is nothing much but beautiful countryside. Trees, lakes, hills. In Finland there are over 300000 lakes. That's why its called the "country of the lakes". As watching trees, lakes and hills gets boring ...

Pre-Christmas party

A travel blog entry by carita


Pictures from the IB pre-Christmas party (in Finnish pikkujoulut). Finns are crazy about celebrating Christmas already before Christmas, starting in November. Every work place arranges a party, where the employer offers great food and drinks. Then you have your own parties with your friends.. so you are fed up with Christmas well before Christmas, after taking part in couple of parties and gaining some kilos after eating ...

Life in Joensuu

A travel blog entry by carita


Still some days left in Finland before I may departure for Paris again. I have a big exam on Friday and I try to study for it. Well, lack of motivation and missing Basty much aren't exactly helping in this task ;) Finland is grey and cold. I miss Paris as well. I can't imagine we have to leave Paris in three weeks for Germany.. Here some pictures from ...

How to spend money when you have none

A travel blog entry by carita


... with an old granny. We didn't speak a word in the first 30 minutes. How nice I thought. I'm really in Finland. The loud Paris metro seemed like a nightmare in comparison. I could almost hear birds singing outside. Then the train stopped to let out a woman, who was in the wrong train. She was supposed to travel to Tampere. The train didn't only stop, it went backwards closer to the last station. The train conductor came to check our tickets after that and told ...

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