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Europe » Finland » Eastern Uusimaa » Loviisa September 8th 2015

This entry deals with my visits to Helsinki, Kouvola and Loviisa on September 7-9. I bought Lux Express tickets for a 50% off deal (I would not go Helsinki for the full price unless badly needed) and booked my lodging at Stadium Hostel. I departed at 6-45 in the morning on September 7 and arrived in Helsinki almost an hour before the scheduled time, which was quite good. During the whole journey I watched films on the Buspad, such as “28 weeks later”, “Cloverfield”, and “X-files”. There were no queues at the border crossing. I went from Kamppi station to the Stadium Hostel on foot; it was drizzling, windy, and cold and I wished I had an umbrella and a raincoat. In the hostel I studied the map carefully and decided to walk via the Sibelius ... read more
In Helsinki
In Helsinki

Europe » Finland » Eastern Uusimaa » Loviisa September 8th 2008

Well I made it from Rovaniemi to Sotkamo where I spent one night with my Thomas and Suvi, the couple I met in Svalbard. Thomas and I walked their dogs, then got back and went for a sauna (almost every Finnish home has one). Then we had a BBQ and relaxed for the rest of the night. I hung out at their place on Friday, and then on Friday night Thomas and I hopped in his car and headed to his family cottage near Loviisa on the south coast on Finland. It was the first time on the trip that I didn't feel like I was travelling. It felt like it was just another roadtrip with a friend. After the 6 hour drive we arrived at the cottage at midnight and went to bed. I woke ... read more

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