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... in winter and disc golf course and MTB tracks in summer). It has actually been a while since I've taken up a genuinely new sport, rather simply re-learning one I played when I was younger. I was awful, really terrible - but its also nice to suck at something and realise it can only get better!!!
So what else, did I get up to? Er................not a great deal really, outside the trip to Tallinn. This coming weekend it's Helsinki and then a day ...
... I'm sure there is a guidebook though lol.
I also explored a bit more of the town and grabbed a bite to eat at a pretty cheap and friendly pizza place. 7 euro for a decent sized pizza with 4 kinds of meat on it - my kind of place!!
Things I did
Ran round the "large" lake - A
Peaceful, safe and flat. Do it.
Visited Harju Park and the viewing tower - ...
... did this week
Ice hockey match at Synergie-Areena - B
Was about 20 euros for the ticket, coffee inside for 2 euros and you could get a beer for around 5-6 euros. I love ice hockey so I had a great time, if it's your thing then go do it!
Ate at Old Bricks Inn in centre of Jyvaskyla - B
Very decent food, I had a thing called "big plate, small price" which had 4 different kind of meats on there. The beer is pretty good too and ...
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 ...
... ve had a good time. Getting away from home makes this feel more like vacation, and that's exactly what I wanted.
Next trip? Perhaps a quick visit to Helsinki during the weekend...
(Oh, note to self: Never use booking.com for booking hotels in Finland. I did not know that none of my bonus cards are accepted if the site has been used for the booking. S-bonus points only available through booking via the hotel's own ...