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Joensuu

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6 travelers at this place:

  • Day4

    Richtung --> Nord

    July 19, 2018 in Finland ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    Heute haben wir uns unaufhaltsam Richtung Norden hochgeschraubt. Von Helsinki sind wir über die Via Karelia nach Joensuu gefahren. Einen kurzen Abstecher an die russische Grenze, mit reinfahren war nix - hatten kein Visum. War auch nicht geplant. Ca. 520 km bei schon unverschämt gutem Wetter 😂😂😂. Morgen geht's weiter... 😍❤️😍Read more

  • Day136

    Fotoshooting

    December 15, 2018 in Finland ⋅ ☁️ -6 °C

    A big thank you to Alina, an exchange student from Germany, who is a really good Photograph. She made this pictures after my Lapland journey, where I got to know her better. We have been in the same cottage. She is sympathetic & generous. She offered to make free photoshootings for everyone who is interested in. I'm really glad that I met her. Sadly her semester is over and she is now back in Germany. But I enjoyed the time with her 🤗

    That's her Instagram Profil: https://instagram.com/anilaehm227?utm_source=ig_profile_share&igshid=12ry9y8eb06sc
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  • Day26

    Muumi & licorice

    August 27, 2018 in Finland ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    The pink drink is very tasty & famous. Here they put "muumi" on a lot of products. They all love it, the age don't matter.

    In finnish supermarkets you hardly can find any gummy bears without licorice.

  • Day23

    Joen yö - night by the river

    August 24, 2018 in Finland ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    "Joen yö" is a big event in Joensuu which is once a year. In the afternoon/evening they started with normal shops on the street next to the river. Mostly there were some politics shops/tents or something to buy food. The churches were also opened to have a quiet place to calm down and also selled soup.

    In the evening it got more interesting. They made a bonfire in the middle of the river at the small island on midnight. The trees were lighted up in a red color & also the bridge was illuminated.

    It was very nice, even though I was still a bit sick.
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  • Day34

    Supermarkets & Food

    September 4, 2018 in Finland ⋅ ☁️ 14 °C

    Yay! Next to the Prisma Mall is a Lidl store😍 They have in a couple of weeks a "German week". I bet that they will sell pretzels, beer and german sausages. But I really hope that they will have "Maultaschen" 😋🤩 I miss this food & also "Schnitzel". I won't survive 1 Year without it. (everyone who knows me, will agree😂)
    Let's see if there is a restaurant which offers German food or Schnitzel with mushroom sauce. I only found Wiener Schnitzel 😔 But it's better then nothing 😄
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  • Day44

    Cooking, Sauna & a lot to talk

    September 14, 2018 in Finland ⋅ 🌙 8 °C

    I met a few students in one of their Apartment. We bought food, cooked together (Wraps), talked & drunk a bit and went to their own sauna. We were more then 10 students, so we were divided into 3 groups for sauna.

    I took the first 2 pictures on the way to the Apartment in the evening (6 p.m.) and the last picture on the way back home in the morning (6 a.m.)

    The finnish sauna was heated till 80 degrees (in the beginning only 60 degrees) but it felt so much warmer. We kind a had to cuddle their, because it's a small sauna and we tried to put 5 people inside 😂
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  • Day44

    Joensuu (at day & night)

    September 14, 2018 in Finland ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    The first 2 pictures show the island in Joensuu from the back side. There was also the "Joen Yö" event.
    The next photo is from the church & then one a few hours earlier. The view is from one of the bridges over the river Pielisjoki.
    The last photo is made a few weeks later at 9 a.m.

  • Day3

    Cottage next to the lake

    August 4, 2018 in Finland ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Nice place to calm down. Someday I wanna also have a cottage there, to go to the lake after the sauna & watch the sunset 😍

    Susana, thank you for your help. It was nice to spend the first days with you 😊

  • Day40

    Aurora in Joensuu

    September 10, 2018 in Finland ⋅ 🌙 13 °C

    The Aurora / Northern lights were noticeable at the sky. One student took this picture. At my place I have seen the Aurora only lightly above the trees.

    I read that there is an Aurora storm from 11.9. of 12.9.
    So may we have luck and can see them again. If yes, I will load up more pictures in this postRead more

  • Day67

    Vegetarien

    October 7, 2018 in Finland ⋅ ☀️ 3 °C

    I wanted to stay minimum 2 weeks vegetarien. I did it for one month and it felt good. But I still had the feeling, that something is missing. They have really good tofu here, that made it easier.

    Now I continued eating meat sometimes. I want to try new things here and then it's hard to stay vegetarien. But I still enjoy tofu and my host family also occasionally eat it with me.

    I'm cooking for the whole family and I want to make it as healthy as possible (especially for the kids). It gives me also the chance to improve my cooking skills and trying out new recipes.
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