We are now sitting at Riga airport drinking our second morning coffee for today. Our first was back home 4 hours ago, and since then we have been on our way towards the Black sea. Regrettably no WIFI here, so this will be posted the next time we will have net access. We divided the writing turns so I start our blog, Johanna continues tomorrow, I continue the day after that and so on. So if you are looking for facts read the blog on odd numbered days, and if you are looking more for feelings I would recommend Johannas articles that should come at even numbered days. Fact 1. Johanna thinks I'm silly. 😊
We met an ex-colleague of mine on the plane here, and received some travelling tips for Istanbul. The big sights are worth while to see, but the get really crowded later during the day, so we were recommended to go there really early in the morning. Fact 2. Noone seems to care about safety in Riga. We received no safety instructions in the Air Baltic flight here, and there are huge flocks of birds flying around at the airport in Riga. Now I need to stop writing for now, because Johanna is getting restless. More facts later!
According to fi.wikipedia.org: "An explorer (=tutkimusmatkailija) is a person who explores new areas by traveling there in person." Our nick came into being more as an internal joke, but it fits quite well to wikipedia's definition so we've kept it so far! :)
Although we don't aspire to become a new Ferdinand Magellan our goal is still to travel around the world. We are leaving on our trip in June 2013 and are planning to return to Finland in August 2014.
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