Helsinki and Swedish Midsummer June 24th 2014 Well, school is out for summer! I am glad to have a few weeks to relish the beauty of summer in Scandinavia before a grand tour of the US that starts on Sunday.
A former co-teacher from Denver arrived the weekend before my school ended. As it was her first visit to Scandinavia, we decided to maximize her two weeks and check out a few destinations to give her a taste of the region ... 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