Scandic Patria Lappeenranta
Travel Blogs from Lappeenranta
... Makke’s wife, Olga, made a wonderful dinner of grilled sausages along with potatoes and salad. Topping things off, we moved to their enclosed gazebo for some Finnish pancakes (almost like crepes) as dessert. Stuffed to the gills, we waddled to the car for the 10-minute drive back to Helena’s mom’s house.
On Tuesday the 10th, our last full day there, Hoki and I decided to put on a dinner for the entire family. After ...
... The Wolkoff's also became prominent landowners in and around Lappeenranta, but the family’s social life always centered around the house on Kauppakatu.
Several generations of Wolkoff’s resided in the Kauppakatu house until 1983 when Anna Wolkoff-Nissinen, the last family matriarch died. Except for upgrades to electricity and indoor plumbing, the house pretty much looked and was ...
... out from the woods. Occasionally, the skies around a summerhouse contained a stream of white smoke that clearly indicated that whoever was present had lit their sauna fires.
A strange, but traditional, ritual had evolved for the building of island summer-homes. All lumber, fixtures and building equipment are hauled to the island plot during mid-winter, when the ice is hardest and thickest. It’s not unusual to see all manner of ...
... any further warfare until almost 200 years later when it was heavily bombarded by Soviet troops and air force during World War II. Today, Lappeenranta sets just 26 km from the Russian border, and is experiencing a daily invasion of Russians who flock here by the busloads to shop for everything from everyday food items and consumables, to tires, garden equipment, vehicles and other durable goods.
Hoki and I paused at the bottom of Kauppakatu ...
... Church in Lappeenranta at Christmas-time later that same year. For the next 19 years, a pilgrimage to the farm was at least a yearly event regardless of where we may have been living at the time. Now, it was definitely strange being here on so many levels, the least of which was that my ex, Helena, and daughter, Katja, were also staying here. Katja had moved here in mid-June of this year, and Helena was here for an extended stay ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility