Almost at the Finnish line

Trip Start Jul 24, 2007
Trip End Jun 03, 2008

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Flag of Finland  , Southern Finland,
Monday, May 19, 2008

Well, we are now in continent,or sorry should I say ON continent number 6 (in true vidiprinter style S I X) of our escapade!!! It is strange being back in Europe again a lot of things are recognisiable, including the prices ;-(

First impressions of Helsinki as we flew into Finn air, are that it is really clean, even the forests have been spruced up.

Arrived at our digs and everything was finntastic, thanks to the help of one of our LFC comreds, we will call him Q.

WOW, talk about expensive!!!!! just to give you an idea about how much things spend a penny it costs one Euro!!! Everything is mega extortionate.

The locals are very friendly and always full of finn and support you through thick and finn.

To add to the list of strange things we have eaten on the trip I decided to go for some pan fried Rudolph!!! It was double deer............reindeer and flaming dear!! Reindeer is a locally reverred dish and comes mainly from Lapland (thats the place famous for Santa, not the dancers).

Apparently virtually every home in Finland has a sauna and it is THE traditional thing to do, so we decided we would give it a go as the hotel we stayed in is famous for its saunas. A TV series was filmed here where politicians and famous people discuss the issues of the day while in the sauna. We got one to ourselves and then you go into the communal plunge pool to cool down, after all the heat I was in like Finn. It was brill and probably the cleanest we have been on the whole trip.

It was great to visit but the bank balance is breathing a sigh of relief we are moving on.

Next stop: Ljubljana in Slovenia
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