Travel Blogs from Imatra
... the night, I was thankful that things had gone quite well during our stay in Finland. I certainly knew that without Hoki’s calming presence, I don’t think things would have gone as well. I was very pleased with the opportunity to spend the time with my children and getting to know Jutta better, but ultimately knew that I was a fish out of water here in Finland, especially staying at Aune’s. It was time to head back to London, and then back ...
... same in the early 1980’s as it had during the previous century. In a tax deal with the Lappeenranta city government, the Wolkoff family donated the house with all its fixtures, fittings and furniture to the city in exchange for planning approval (and tax breaks) on some other family land holdings in the city. It provided mutual benefit to all parties involved, and preserved a slice of 19th Century ...
... that contained a picture and a statement that said Hoki would explain. When they returned, their discussion centered around the guestbook that the sauna maintained. Hoki had written sometime in Chinese, and Helena commented that that was probably the first and only time someone had written in it in Chinese. Mikael then skimmed through the book, and found an entry from August 15, 1978 written by Hoki Kwan in Chinese, and signed by most of the Kwan clan ...
... Finland in Russia. Roughly 15 miles lie in Finland with the remaining portion of almost 12 miles in Russia.
We entered the lock, and in a couple of minutes, it seemed like someone had turned the lights out. The concrete wall on one side and red granite wall on the other reared up, higher and higher and appeared black in their wetness, as the water was gravity-drained out. We were left looking at a rectangular patch of clear sky, everything else ...
... 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
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center