Finland
Tampere

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26 travelers at this place:

  • Jul7

    Tampere

    July 7 in Finland ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    At two different times we made our way from Kulju to Tampere, the second biggest city of Finland. It is built on a strech of land between two big lakes which has a tower on the highest point with great views to the city and some walking paths around. There we had some coffee and local doughnuts. We also walked around the city and were introduced to many places and interesting information by our hosts. Tampere is an old industrial city and nowadays a lot of the old factories beside the river have been repurposed as museums, restaurants, bars and other things. We saw quite a few nice places so sit outside for a drink but at €7 for a beer they were a bit outside our budget! The one and only moomin museum can also be found here which we read and watched as children many times.Read more

  • Day4

    Tampere - day 3

    August 12 in Finland ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    A little over 2 hours by train and you'll find yourself in Tampere, a nice city (with a lot of construction on the main road now, haha) surrounded by lakes. It has a few nice spots and viewingpoints, but the surroundings are much more impressive as we'll discover tomorrow :)!

  • Day5

    Tampere - day 4

    August 13 in Finland ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    When in Finland, you can't not visit a lake, it's actually really difficult as well considering there are approximately 187,888 lakes in the country.

    This one is around half an hour from the center of Tampere and is great to go to for a couple of hours. Easy to walk around the entire lake, with great spots for pictures and a picnic.

    Next stop, Kuopio!
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  • Day247

    Eternity

    September 4 in Finland ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Eternity...
    Let me marry you and cherish in my arms -
    There is no human being that would take my hand.
    I'll wrap you in the oaths, enclose in the charms,
    We'll live in meadows of no-pain-no-sorrow land.
    I'll leave the trace in soul that no comet leaves
    On blackish sky, changing the way the planets move...
    It's far away from lies, mistreatment, disbeliefs
    We'll listen brooks singing in shallow grooves.
    No tears - do you hear me? If no, I'll whisper it again
    You have lost nothing, but you will only gain...
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  • Day248

    No People, No...

    September 5 in Finland ⋅ 🌧 16 °C

    The chances to meet Finnish people on the street in Finland are almost the same to meeting wolves, let's say, in Qatar... Saying Hi to passerbies has no effect, in rare cases some people might give you a wry look though. But anyways, it helps to have the entire place to yourself and get such pictures without people silhouettes😂Read more

  • Day248

    Walking Dead

    September 5 in Finland ⋅ 🌧 17 °C

    It was rather shocking to see this painting in the cathedral, next to the altar... It gave me another thought, not new though, about religion and faith and how distant they are from each other. How can you be afraid of the God that lives in your heart, the Universe and Oneness whose part you are yourself. MehRead more

  • Day248

    Finnish Sauna

    September 5 in Finland ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    I've bragged about Finnish people and how difficult to find them... I was looking for them in a wrong place, they all were in the sauna! Easy-peasy☺️ I hope you don't think I can read the location name😂

  • Day10

    First night in Finnyland

    September 22, 2016 in Finland ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    This morning was our last morning in the UK. If we started with a hint of regret at our decision to leave, it quickly evaporated as we navigated London, its inhabitants, and its institutions, one last time.

    Whether the angry ramblings of a man at the train station in the morning, forcing his way to the front of ticket machine queue; ill-tempered and mal-adjusted train passngers on the short train ride from Crawley to Gatwick Airport; or the staff at Gatwick airport misdirecting the boarding of our plane, with people for at the front getting on at the back at vice versa. If we are to have any take away from London in particular, and the UK in general, it is the gross inefficiencies that exist. Those inefficiencies allowed us to live a very comfortable and fortunate life, but at the expense of many others, considerably less fortunate than ourselves. With comments like that I feel compelled to add: Vote Labour, Vote Jeremy Corbyn. Not my personal choice, but don't let me stop any of you.

    The flight with Norwegian was uneventful, and featured the wonder that is inflight wifi for free. To all the other airlines out there charging for this particular service, at the same rates as operating a mobile phone in the 1980's, this is what your customers want.

    As soon as we arrived in Helsinki, we picked up our car and headed for Tampere. The only issue with the car being the minor panic that set in when Courtney couldn't find her driver's license. It was found, in Jamie's wallet, the most obvious place.

    Once Courtney got used to driving on the other side of the road again, The drive from Helsinki to Tampere, represented a reasonably uneventful two and a half hours. There were cars, trucks, and lots and lots of lakes and pine trees. The latter two being the symbols of Finland. On arrival in Tampere, it was time to get some dinner, which involved a trek across town, 25 mins at most, to a wee Malayasian restaurant, tucked away in a residential area. Finnish cuisine, doesn't offer the greatest options to your average vegetarian, so we went for what amounted to the easiest option at the time. We were both tired.

    Easy or not, the food was very delicious, if a bit expensive to the unitiated. Think London prices, and then add a wee bit more. And then there was a lovely walk back through town to our hotel. Check the photos. Tampere looks very cool, and its a shame we won't get to spend more time here.

    FYI Tampere is the Manchester of Finland. The most obvious similarity being the enormous number of Victorian era factories, making use of the fast flowing water. Tampere is otherwise a very cultured town, with cultural options abound, from operas to museums to fine dining.

    Also, the gravity of leaving London has yet to sink in. The beauty of FInland, from what we have seen already certainly has though.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Tampere, Tammerfors, Tampereen Kaupunki

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