Finland
Porvoo

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17 travelers at this place:

  • Day7

    Wildflowers or weeds?

    August 18, 2017 in Finland

    In Porvoo I spent a lovely rest time amongst the grass and flowers. Found a bumblebee, heard cicadas but couldn't find them, Harald Milton climbed a tree.
    Walking along the tracks I felt I could've been back in old medieval times walking or on horseback.
    There was a place called Castle Hill where these tracks were going around. There's no castle anymore but the moats dug around it are still there. These were dry moats but still effective apparently.Read more

  • Day7

    Porvoo

    August 18, 2017 in Finland

    Porvoo is about 50 km east of Helsinki, a very pleasant bus ride.
    "Idyllic town with it's well preserved wooden houses and picturesque cobble-stoned streets. The city's town plan is from the Middle Ages, the low small houses, picturesque yards and narrow streets form a historically unique wooden town milieu. The symbols of Porvoo - the red warehouses on the river banks- tell the story of seafaring and trading." From a brochure
    In the old town there were lots of little shops, a couple of museums one of which was a typical old house. The cathedral there is another example of stunning craftsmenship. I'm not that religious but love looking at churches and cathedrals due to their history and often their sheer beauty.
    Porvoo - a must see and easy do
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  • Day28

    Porvoo and Helsinki

    May 12, 2017 in Finland

    First we took a bus to the town of Porvoo. It's a pretty little town with an interesting little medieval area. We saw the Lutheran Church than bought a cup of coffee and a piece of cranberry cake at a local coffee shop with the creative name Post3 (from the Spanish “postres,” or dessert. I had a conversation with the young lady serving as the waitress about Finland and its customs. We returned to Helsinki for the general bus tour.Read more

  • Day12

    Porvoo und Ostseeküste

    August 29, 2018 in Finland

    Unser letztes Nachtlager war hinter dem Edelsteindorf, bei einer kleinen Raststätte bei Yilimäs. Hier wird Spektrolith abgebaut und bearbeitet, den gibt es angeblich nur hier. Dann sind wir Richtung Porvoo gedüst, ein wirklich schönes Städtchen. Nach einem gemütlichen Rundgang durch die Altstadt haben wir uns entschlossen nochmal ans Meer zu fahren und an einem schönen Platz zu schlafen. Morgen wollen wir zeitig Richtung Helsinki!Read more

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Porvoo, Borgå

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