Helsinki November 25th 2009 Immediately after entering Finland from Russia, the bus conductor came around collecting boxes of cigarettes that everyone had bought in duty free - there was clearly some kind of money making scheme going on! He couldn't communicate with us, otherwise I'm sure he would have tried to get us involved! It did explain all the counting of passengers before we reached duty free - making sure he got the ... read more
Europe » Finland » Uusimaa » Helsinki 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
I moved to Hong Kong in August 2007 with the intention of staying for 9 months...until I left eight and a half years later....I finally made a move from HK and spent 2016 in Sydney, Australia. 2017 has included Thailand, Philippines, Hong Kong, Peru, Ireland and Sweden.
My favourite adventure: I went travelling in Asia and Europe for six months, taking the Trans-Siberian railway back to England. We managed to get from Thailand to London with no airplanes!
I'm a keen photographer and writer & I hope you enjoy my blogs.
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