The first step

Trip Start Sep 25, 2010
Trip End Ongoing

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Where I stayed
Terhi & Drew's guesthouse

Flag of Finland  , Southern Finland,
Saturday, September 25, 2010



Today we leave our homes and families for at least the next 6 months to set off on our biggest adventure yet. I had not slept well for the last two nights; I guess it was the travelling nerves doing their thing. The last day was a day of excitement and sadness. Excitement on finally getting to start on our adventure, and sadness in leaving family and friends and not seeing them for a long time, as well as not being home for Christmas for the first time, as well as missing my moms birthday. It was hard to leave, I have done it so many times before but it never seems to get any easier, it is just as awful and sad every time. I packed my bags in the morning, which was; 10 snusdosor, 1 bottle of Jaloviina, 1 bottle of Finlandia, a pair of underwear, 2 pair of socks, a couple of t-shirts, a towel, passport, Visa electron, 6 passport photos, 1000 dollars in cash, plane ticket, toothbrush, Ipod (geared up with some kick-ass music to last me the whole trip and remind me of home in times of need) and headphones, Macbook laptop, Canon 5 D Mark II, Canon 24-70mm f:2.8, Canon 50mm f:1.4, Canon 70-200mm f:2.8, Canon 580 EX flash, Sennheiser MK 400 mic for video recording, Lens cleaning cloth, memory card transfer device, 1x 16GB, 3x 8GB, 2x 4GB, 1x 2GB of memory cards, LaCie 320GB mobile hard drive, 16GB memory stick, Nokia N95 (to be unlocked in London, as it seems almost impossible to do it in Finland), Nokia 1100, jeans, belt, t-shirt, shoes and jacket I was wearing and a camera bag. Oh, and my lucky crystal, an opalite. It took me about 15minutes to locate and pack the stuff.

Somehow I managed to loose dad's car keys. After searching the car 5 times and turning my sisters apartment upside down 2 times I managed to find the key in the unlikeliest of places, but the main thing is that I found it.

I also packed up as much as I could of my remaining stuff at my sisters where I had been staying the whole summer since coming back from London. I had dads car from the day before so I packed it up and drove back to my parents house where I stayed until we left for Bennäs railway station with a short pit stop at my grandmothers house to say goodbye. The train was late as usual so we had to wait it out; it felt good to get an extra few minutes with mom and dad before heading off into the world. The train came, it all happened rather suddenly and I kind of rushed my way onto the train with my luggage before saying bye to mum and dad and some last minute hugs. The train left, I found Mervi on the train and the adventure began.

Lähdimme kauan odotetulle matkallemme Intiaan ja Kaakkois-Aasiaan syyskuun loppupuolella jättäen taaksemme perheemme, ystävämme ja juuri ostetun ensimmäisen kotimme. Ensimmäinen pysähdyksemme oli Helsingissä, jossa tapasimme vielä muutamia ystäviä ja sanoimme hyvästit ennen seuraavan aamun lentoa Lontooseen. Olimme yötä siskoni ja hänen poikaystävän luona, josta aikaisin sunnuntaiaamuna liian monen oluen ja ainoastaan parin tunnin yöunien jälkeen lähdimme kohti lentokenttää odottelemaan lentoamme kohti Lontoota. Lontooseen saavuimme aikataulussa yhdeksän aikaan aamulla ja suuntasimme kohti tuttua Piccadilly linjan metroa, joka veisi meidät kohti keskustaa. Olimme muuttaneet kesällä takaisin Suomeen lähes neljän Lontoon vuoden jälkeen, ja paluu takaisin toiseen kotiimme tuntui erittäin mukavalta. Tunnin metromatkan aikana pääsimme hyvin Lontoon sykkeseen mukaan. Ensimmäiseksi suuntasimme kohti Swiss Cottagea, jossa yövyimme entisen työkaverini ja hänen poikaystävänsä luona. Jätimme tavarat heidän luokseen ja lähdimme kaupungille katselemaan vanhoja tuttuja paikkoja ja tekemään vielä muutamia viime hetken ostoksia. Pubilounaan ja ostosten jälkeen olimme lähes valmiita jo nukkumaan, joten suuntasimme takaisin kohti Swiss Cottagea. Ilta meni mukavasti kuulumisia vaihdellessa. Daniel lähti vielä tapaamaan kaveriaan keskustaan, mutta minä jäin katsomaan elokuvaa (nukkumaan) Jonnan ja Thomasin kanssa. 
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