Sunday bloody Sunday
Trip Start Apr 14, 2010
96Trip End Apr 16, 2011
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Except that we'd forgotten it was Sunday. The first bus went to plan and our European rail timetable assured us there was a connecting bus even on Sunday but after 2 hours in a bus station outside (of course) Ikea in the Swedish border town we were forced to admit that the connecting bus was not going to show up, and there were no others scheduled to run that day. So instead we found ourselves, along with another guy from our bus (who had the most amazing mullet), shouldering our bags and walking the 1km over the Swedish-Finnish border to the bus stop in Finland
We headed down through Finland, starting in slightly bored amazement out of the window as hour after hour of very flat forests and lakes sailed past; it didn’t take very long before the novelty of this wore off a little. The 200m hill in Kuopio counts as a veritable mountain in these parts, complete with 75m lift up a tower (in the middle of a forest of course) at the top to give views of, you guessed it, more lakes and forests.
Our final European stop before we head into Russia was Helsinki for a couple of days of camping and strolling round the city in the sunshine. We can’t believe the first 2 months has gone so quickly and that we’re leaving Europe already!