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Travel Blogs from Mikkeli
... and some lovely Finnish cakes? It was in fact 1990 that Gwyneth and I first came to Finland to pioneer links between Physical Education at the University of Plymouth with the University of Lapland, later Gwyneth completing a year at the University of Jyvaskyla. We drive on through the rain and are now sitting in glorious sunshine at about 8pm in a lovely campsite - Saynaniemi, near Puhelin, not too far from Tampere. A lovely end to the ...
... cafe where I had a horrible chicken sandwich and a beer. Early night
Packed up early and headed to the train station. Without speaking Russian purchasing tickets was a bit difficult. By chance the ticket window we chose has a nice old lady working. She printed our tickets quickly and hurried us out as the train was leaving in 5 minutes. We made it to the platform and boarded the train en route to Saint ...
Finally sitting in the train to Russia. I just enjoyed the perfect morning coffee like every morning, only that this time I was drinking it from the bottle and watching the Finnish country side passing by. I have four seats for myself which is quite nice and even wireless internet connection. I bet this is the only time I am gonna have such a luxurious train ride. :) All ...
... pool is actually IMMENSELY therapeutic and I can now see why its so popular over here. I admit it was only the sauna at the hotel so it wasn't a proper outdoor one or anything that but boy was it relaxing! Now the next trick is find a genuine outdoor smoke-sauna, with beer!
Aside from naked sweating (no, no that kind) I've discovered the delights of frisbee (or disc) golf. One of the lads I work with took me to play on the local course (which is a ...
... at Stiina's helping her celebrate her 20th birthday with some her friends.
Saturday 26th October
Yet another bright and early start; Paula, Lucia, Issi and I caught the bus with a bunch of other exchange students for a day trip to Rovaniemi about 3 hours north of Oulu. Our first stop was the Ranua Zoo where we saw: bears, reindeer, otters, owls, eagles, deer. For lunch we stopped at the University of Lapland which ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility