Travel 2016 – Impressions of Finland

What do I now think of when I think about Finland? What do I most associate with the country after my very first visit? Well the first thing that springs to mind is that Aki Kaurismaki really wasn’t making it up; the Finns really are obsessed with coffee drinking. They do after all have the…

Travel 2016 – Tampere, Day 10

Day 10 – Thursday 14th July (Tampere) Moose count = not a single one! Today the weather was much improved after the storms of the previous night and for us it was all about Tampere. The apartment was in the middle of a building site (some sort of tunnel seems to be under construction, for…

Travel 2016 – Turku, Day 8

Day 8, Tuesday 12th July (Turku) Moose count = still none! I started the day by going for a run, foolishly assuming I would find my way back really easily. I hadn’t thought that the river I crossed might be more complicated than it seemed, and that there could be more than one area full…

Travel 2016 – Ekenas, Raseborg Castle, Turku, Day 7

Day 7, Monday 11th July Moose count = 0, even on a plate It was time to leave Helsinki, checking out of the hotel Klaus K after one more of their excellent breakfasts. The bread alone was worth getting up for and the other offerings such as smoked vendace were also excellent! We did a…