Leaving 4 star to go to 2 star

Trip Start Dec 23, 2012
Trip End Jan 23, 2013

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Flag of Finland  , Southern Finland,
Wednesday, January 2, 2013

My last morning in Hotel Scandic Simonketta. Don't want to leave this plush den of luxury & relaxation but I'm staying one night closer to the train station to officially start my tour.

Decided not to bother with a taxi & walked to new hotel. Glad I decided to do this, despite dragging my heavy suitcase through ice & gravel (which they've put everywhere to stop people slipping). As I was walking, close to my new hotel I thought I recognised someone walking in front of me. They had a hoodie & cap on, but the way they walked and body stance made me curious. Sure enough it was the lead singer from HIM, Ville Valo. This was a spectacular surprise. And ever the respectful person that I am, I didn't approach him for an autograph or photo. He was trying so hard not to be noticed. He was also lucky that I was on the other side of the street to him. I stopped & pretended to be subtly waiting for a tram like he was, and stood back & took little glances. But he noticed that I knew who he was because he looked right at me. I smiled, he smiled back and then moments later he got on his tram. I guessing he was grateful that I'm not a nutter fan who blew his cover because I got another acknowledging smile before he left. Made my year! No comments necessary from nieces, yes I know I sound like a teenager.

Then when I came back to my senses I realised I was standing in front of my new hotel. Lucky I had that pleasant surprise outside because inside leaves less to be desired. Definetely 2 star hotel :/ The bathroom is the size of the cupboard from the last hotel, and the sleeping area is the size of the bathroom at Simonketta. Not to worry because I'm only here for the night.

Dump my bags quickly and out the door again.
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la on

every time! first jack black, then the drummer guy, now ville :O when i go to america (LA) im taking you ;)

sonia72 on

I've got talent! I'm a very observant person. I watch and suss people out all the time. That's why I'm a good teacher because I know what kids are going to do before they do it. Even I'm proud that my instincts were right in spotting Ville. He was just a person walking in front of me up the street but there was something about his walk that triggered my interest :) Poor guy was trying so hard not to be noticed. He's lucky I'm not a screaming fan that makes a scene.

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