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Travel Blogs from Jyväskylä
So it's been a couple of weeks since I last reported on anything. That's probably due to the fact that I spent last weekend in Tallinn exploring the delights of the Old Town - I've covered that in another blog so I don't want to go over it again here.
Anyway, what have I been up to since last time? Well I've discovered two new hobbies; one …
So after three weeks in Finland I finally came to a weekend (normally I've flown home on Friday). What to do, what to do?
Well Saturdays are always dictated by football and it turned out today that Everton were on at 2:45pm local time. Kinda right in the middle of the day for doing anything useful. Seen as how I'm in Finland until the 8th …
Well after having two consecutive weeks here in Finland without a weekend - long story but I had a few things to pop back for I'm finally about to spend my first weekend here.
I've just about got the hang of Finnish time (they eat lunch at 11am!) and driving on the correct side of the road. I'll never sort the language out and there is …
... 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 ...
After reminding us on a number of occasions to turn our clocks forward by an hour, our tour guide managed to forget to herself and as such there was a little bit of confusion as to why breakfast was being served so late. Today we continued south through Finland and, as it was a long driving day, we took part in an interesting activity on the bus where we were randomly given the name of someone on the tour and we had to write them a love letter. This letter had to include ...
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