Europe » Finland » Porvoo By jessie_elicia March 25th 2007 Jessie Smith Hello everyone, here's a quick update on week 12 in Finland. This week was mosty spent working at school with the exception of a one day excursion with my class to the historical town Porvoo. This town is located where the sea and river meet and was originally established as a trading post in the 13th Century. Lined up along the river there are red wooden storehouses and further up the hill brightly coloured wooden houses are nestled together. During the 18th Century Porvoo was the second largest town in Finland and was a cultural centre. Now it is a popular tourist town and an icon of small town Finland. I will be a busy bee again this week working at school, searching for an affordable used bike, applying for jobs, and anxiously awaiting the arrival of three friends next Sunday. Enjoy the photos! PS. The Finnish word of the day is puu (pronounced poo) which means wood. How nice.
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