Day 6 Lapland - Kuopio July 19th 2012 While we feel a bit of sadness when packing the car to leave the Loma Vietonen area it is tempered by the fact that the rain has caught up with us - it is a drizzly cold morning reminescent of our Turku morning and we hope that maybe, just maybe, we can outrun it again this time going south.
Before leaving the area though we stop at a nearby bird tower - Finland is full of them and we already l ... read more
Europe » Finland Finland was a province and then a grand duchy under Sweden from the 12th to the 19th centuries and an autonomous grand duchy of Russia after 1809. It won its complete independence in 1917. During World War II, it was able to successfully defend its f... ... read more
Why do we like to travel? I think that the answer changes from place to place that we visit. Sometimes it is for new experiences. Sometimes it is to enjoy weird and exotic foods. Sometimes it is to visit various natural wonders. Sometimes it is to see places that we have only read about in books and seen on TV. Sometimes it is to see birds and animals they we have never seen before. Most often it is a combination of the above:).
And most importantly because we think it is a lot of fun!
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