Quality Hotel Vuoksenhovi

Siitolankatu 1, Imatra, The Lakelands, Eastern Finland, 551 20, Finland | 4 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Imatra

Lappeenranta Wrap Up

A travel blog entry by chop49


... had a good time. Leftovers that remained were carted off by Olga for her son Mishka, who couldn’t join us because he was at hockey practice. After clean up, Hoki and Helena sat back down for a couple more drinks. As I had made good use of the wine in making the risotto, and lubricating myself, I decided to pass on any more drinking. I headed back to my room to get my stuff and my mind ready to leave.

Pausing to reflect before turning ...

Wolkoff House Museum

A travel blog entry by chop49


... 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 ...

A Forest and Island Paradise

A travel blog entry by chop49


... Helena and Pettu headed off into the forest to pick mushrooms, blueberries, and wild strawberries if they could find them.

Several hours later, the mushroom/berry hunters returned with only mushrooms to show for their efforts. Helena suggested that we all go to visit their villages’ smoke sauna (savusaunas). Hoki, Helena, Mikael and Pettu went, I stayed behind to soak up the solitude of the forest. While they were gone, Mikael sent me a ...

A Walk in the Old Town

A travel blog entry by chop49


... the harbor. There to meet us were Helena and her mom, Aune, Mikael & Jutta, and Terttu. We had a leisurely cruise that twisted and turned through narrow channels past island after island until we finally came to Mälkiä Lock, the first and highest lock on the Finnish side of the canal (a rise or drop of 12.4 meters or 41 feet). The canal is roughly 27 miles long and goes from Lake Saima at 78 meters above sea level to Vyborg Bay at sea level on the ...

The Wolkoff Farm

A travel blog entry by chop49


... here. Aune and Nikolai Wolkoff had been dairy farmers like a lot of their contemporaries, but after Nikolai died in 1986 she sold her herd and retired. Her only son, Markku now runs a lumber and firewood business out of the old farm. What was once a typical Finnish pretty farm with forests skirting the edges of hay fields now looks more like an industrial site.

I first came to the Wolkoff farm in 1971, and was married at ...


This 4 star hotel is located on Siitolankatu 1, Imatra.
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