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Travel Blogs from Oulu
In advance I thought I would illustrate where I am heading when I get to England. I arrive to London on the 11th of April and depart on the 17th of April on route to a remote island off Finland for a bon fire party to celebrate a Nordic traditional spring festival ...
... t remember the Finnish name) but with an artistic twist. Instead of making the dough into bun shapes we made different and very interesting shapes, which once baked didn't resemble the original shape idea.
Fortunate for us we had some high Northern Light activity whilst in Oulu. There was a G1 storm and we were able to see green, yellow and pink Northern lights from our friends apartment. It was just amazing to watch ...
... Daniel, from Germany to cook dinner. NISO also organised an international food night, where students could make or buy (but that's cheating) a traditional food from their country. Issi and I made ANZAC biscuits and mini Pavlovas, they were both a hit with our fellow exchange students. Every year the freshman of each faculty compete in a city rally. The city rally is similar to orienteering but with a twist. Students race around the ...
... It was a very long journey, almost 7 hours. I had the option to fly, but by train I got to see the change in countryside. Very white, lots of pine trees, some agricultural areas, haven't really seen any industrial areas which is strange but nice. Only pitfall of travelling by train is lugging my heavy suitcase around. There's no way I can lift it above my head so it's wedged ...
... t ideal.
Oh, and some other quite exciting news... I'm going to Russia next Tuesday! How about that?! The ESN (Erasmus Student Network) organises several trips and one of them includes a trip to Moscow and St Petersberg. The trip will last from 23-29th October and there will be about 30 exchange students attending the organised trip. After our bus trip from Oulu to Helsinki we will travel by boat to St Petersburg by the Ferry ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed