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  • Jul5


    July 5, 2019 in Finland ⋅ 🌧 10 °C

    Our trip to Finland was arranged a while ago and a little differently to the previous countries. Agi, Flora and us visited Agi's old friend from her teenagehood and stayed with them for some real Finnish experience in their holiday cottage in Kulju, a tiny little village 25 minutes from Tampere.
    Finland is the country of thousand lakes and many if not most families have a summerhouse. The weather was rather rainy and cold but we enjoyed some typical Finnish sauna time every day in their private homemade sauna just a few steps from the house (all made out of wood). Sauna is not only for pleasure but also the only way to wash as no bathroom is available, only a "toilet" in the woods. Once we even went in the cold lake after being properly warmed up by the 80° sauna which is the real way to do this experience. Other times we enjoyed the fireplace in the cottage while playing boardgames and having typical gin and grapefruit drinks.
    One day the sun came out and we could row a boat all around the lake and cook sausages on the barbeque outside in the evening.
    The midsummer night was just a couple of weeks before our visit so it was light pretty much all night which was so weird and confusing, the first time we expereinced anything like this.
    It was an extremely unique, relaxing and typically Finnish few days which we are so grateful that we could experience. Thank you Kaija, Lisa, Petri and Varpu!
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    Vera and Tom

    Almost 1am and still light

    Vera and Tom

    Sauna of another cottage 20 minutes from Kulju

    Julie Boyle

    Sounds like you had an amazing experience x

  • Jul7


    July 7, 2019 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, 2019 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 :)!Read more

  • Day247


    September 4, 2019 in Finland ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    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, 2019 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, 2019 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, 2019 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😂Read more

  • Day68


    November 12, 2020 in Finland ⋅ ⛅ 6 °C

    Petite visite du musée de Lenin avant de gagner la ville. Ensuite, nous allons voir une des église de ville, vraiment jolie ! Nous passons sous un toit de vestons (pourquoi, on ne sait pas), puis nous terminons la journée avec un musée d'espion. C'était génial et super intéressant ! On a pu tester quelques petites techniques et en apprendre beaucoup sur l'espionnage !
    Bonus du jour : le chocolalenka !

    Ein kleiner Abstecher ins Lenin Museum bevor wir in die Stadt gehen. Danach besuchen wir die Kirche, welche wirklich schön ist. Wir gehen durch eine Strasse mit Jacketts. Keine Ahnung was die da oben machen. Wir beenden den Tag mit einem anderen Museum. Wir lernten ein paar Sachen über Spionage und einen Bonus gab es mit der Schokolade Alenka
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    Murielle JELK

    vous êtes pas fini !

    Alto - Roadtrip en Europe

    Hahahaha mais on s'amuse bien

    Murielle JELK

    noooooooooon, c'est pas possible !!!!! 😭😭😭😭

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  • Day69

    Tampere #2

    November 13, 2020 in Finland ⋅ ⛅ 3 °C

    Aujourd'hui, nous finissons la visite de la ville de Tempere. Nous allons voir une magnifique église en pierre avant d'aller dans le musée de Mumins, un personnage (apparemment) très connu (qu'Alenka ne connaît pas). Il faut avouer que le musée était très bien fait et que c'était super joli ! Après un petit burger, nous retournons au camping-car et nous nous rendons à un centre commercial pour finir notre lessive. Ensuite, direction Pori, où nous trouvons un parking pour la nuit.

    Heute beenden wir die Stadtbesichtigung. Wir besuchen die Steinkirche vor dem weiteren Museum über die Mumins eine bekannte Figur für Kindergschichten +die Alenka nicht kannte). Wir müssen eingestehen das Museum war sehr gut Gestaltet. Nach einem kleinen Burger geht es zurück zum Wohnmobil und besuchen ein Shoppingcenter um unsere Wäsche zu waschen. Jetzt geht es direkt nach Pori.
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    Toujours autant de plaisir, je suis contente pour vous. [Arlette]

    Alto - Roadtrip en Europe

    Merci beaucoup !!


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Tampere, Tammerfors