Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Mikkeli
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... use every morning also on the edge of the lake that was just a hop down from our cabin. The only issue we had is that we had not carried much food with us and there wasn't much good food available. Other than that, we had a nice time meeting the largest huskie we had ever seen and running back and forth between sauna and lake. And playing mini-golf, ...
... spot of caching in the city, but it got a bit wet and we retired for some dinner after only one find. We got to have a sauna too once we got back.
In the morning we had a lovely breakfast surrounded by 15 year olds who were there for their confirmation camp! We talked a bit more to another one of the managers and then we met this lovely Italian who had this beautiful husky dog. Her ...
... into Saariselka (KKK national park) led by Seppo Penttinen and Mikko Pehkonen. Since then Gwyneth has moved here, settled and married a Fin, has a son and works in a Finnish school. And I enjoyed many treks with Seppo and Mikko from the University of Lapland, twelve in all, into different parts of the Finnish wilderness on foot and at times by canoe. It could not have been better. So, this morning it was 4C at 0700 outside and ...
... accident. After coming to some kind of bus driver resolution, we weren't back on the road very long before a warning signal began loudly going off from the dashboard. The driver pulled over and circled the bus making sure that every storage door was securely fastened shut. This didn't work. The alarm continued...BEEP BEEP BEEP. It was obvious after about a half-hour of incessant noise that, rather than finding the cause, the driver just shut the alarm off. And away we ...
In Lappeenanta Finland a bus change was required. Our new bus was Russian and headed straight for mother Russia. First stop was the Schengen area (basically the EU minus the UK and Ireland) exit on the Finnish side of the boarder. The bus stopped and everyone queued up to exit the west. The expressionless Finnish border guard looked for my entry stamp and then promptly stamped me out of the Schengen area. Then everyone ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility