Category Archives: Finland

Näkemin Suomi ….

And so Finland, goodbye! May we meet again, nähdään! Thank you for your kindness, wonderful hospitality, forgiveness & understanding to our brief tresspassing. To the drivers & pedestrians, for your patience & friendliness. To our amazing & memorable hosts, we … Continue reading

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More than just shelter in Pasila, Helsinki…

Our SOS to Robbi sent him sourcing for shelter for us in Helsinki. Due to the lack of internet access along the way (it was saturday you see), he has been waiting at home all day, checking website and email … Continue reading

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New friends in Espoo

We were searching for internet desperately after leaving Nummi. Sean´s vietnamese friend had promised to email us about available accomodation near Helsinki. Unfortunately, in summer and before schools re-open, the libraries have different operating hours and many did not open … Continue reading

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Food and shelter along the way

Just to share with you folks back home what we have been filling our stomachs daily and some of the shelters we have slept under inFinland. Cooking pasta for dinner The €0.32/pc chocolate bar from Finland. Our simple energy food … Continue reading

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Last leg to Helsinki

As if the Finnish roads wanted us to be finish-ed, the last 40km to Helsinki on road 110 was near torture. I thought the rollings hills were history, buried six feet underground in Tampere, so the unexpected undulating terrain of … Continue reading

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Turku rest day

We reached Turkuon Wednesday, 11/Aug and continued with a full rest day until 12/Aug.Turkuused to be the historical capital ofFinlandand this year, she celebrates her 775th year of founding – she´s the oldest city inFinland. According to the tourist brochure,Turkuhas … Continue reading

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Farm stay

It was almost flat roads immediately out of Tampere. The rest day had soften our legs and we needed these flat roads for warm-ups and spinnings. We were just relieved to leave the hilly days behind, finally. Headwinds and crosswinds … Continue reading

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Summer cottage (part 4)

Valkoherukka or white berries.   Mustaherukka or black berries. Raspberries. They are found almost everywhere in the wild. Punainen Karviainen or big red berries.

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Summer cottage (part 3)

On 8/Aug morning, Riita brought us into the woods to pick mushrooms. This is the keltavahvero or yellow mushrooms. Just a few minutes of picking from this small area, we have a bagful of yellow mushrooms! These will be for … Continue reading

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Summer cottage (part 2)

More photos from our evening with Reino and Riita. Riita and Reino. Sean eating the muikku, a freshwater fish fromLakePäijänne. Normally smoked. In picture, the muikku had been over-smoked so Riita advised Sean to peel off the charred skin, for … Continue reading

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