Finland 100 years

Pic by Syken hydrologit In craziness, Finns are unbeatable ūüėĀ. This year Finland turns 100 years old. The lake in the above pic is called Neitokainen (=young lady), and it is shaped like Finland on the map. You'd think it is an incredible coincedence but no : it was dug by mr Esko S√§√§skilahti when... Continue Reading →

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Do you love the seaside? Do you love it when you wake up, you open your window, and you can hear the seagulls with their throaty, shrill calls, or if you are luckier, you'll hear the sweet shriek of swallows? You wake up, you see the empty city streets, some old buildings (unfortunately Helsinki also... Continue Reading →

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The Old-fashioned Charm of Trains

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Trains - the final luxury travel transport there is. Planes are crowded, the stewardesses are overworked, the service is not that great, planes are late, and getting to the airport with your bag while looking over your shoulder to watch out for pickpockets is awful. It is freedom and a... Continue Reading →

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Where is Europe?

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†(pic: TripAdvisor, http://www.tripadvisor.fr) Where is Europe and other questions on life¬†ūüėā I went to a post office the other day, to buy stamps. I ¬†stupidly enough used English as my opening gambit, ¬†and was answered in... Continue Reading →

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