Originally Posted by HKI_Reporter
What do you think about the idea of having a wedding in Lapland?
i think, that's great : two people in love, and a lot of reindeers
Updated 29th-November-2010 at 04:22 PM by admin
Tänään olin kotona vain koko päivä, mutta neljän illalla jälkeen menin Helsingin kirjastoon tavata Henna ja Outi siellä. Sen jälkeen menimme rautatieasemalle koska halusin osta junalipput Tampereelle. Sitten menimme Kampiin jossa söimme jäätelöä. Menin kotiin Outin kanssa ja Ilari tuli sinne yheksän jälkeen, ja sitten menimme busilla baarin Helsingin keskustassa. käymme heavy corneriin taas. Mutta siellä se oli aika tylsä. Niin käymme sitten Dark Side:iin ja siellä doorman sanoi että olimme aika nuori olla Dark Side:ssä. Mutta ei ollut ihminen, no hän sanoi että se oli okei jos juosimme siellä.
Updated 29th-November-2010 at 04:08 PM by admin
This morning we ate breakfast in the hotel room (well the residence's small apartment). It was good, just as usual, coffee, tea, karjalanpiirakka, ruisleipä, juusto, milk, and all. We got back on the road, heading back home, in Helsinki. We stopped in the Mikkeli area to this small farm where there was a small store my mom would have loved to visit, with gardening stuff, home decoration and some goodies to eat. We ate in a small buffet and arrive in Helsinki around 17h30. Olja, one of Outi's friend, called her to ask if we could go out this evening to a bar.
So we went there in the evening, in the bar heavy corner. It's a metal karaoke bar, and it was quite awesome. We met soo many people there, and I can't even recall all the names (of course, drinking probably didn't help the cause). There was Marko who kept flirting with me, and his brother Sampo. (Sampo is actually a mystical object in the epic Kalevala). It made me laugh that some guys would approach me and pay me drinks and talk to me in finnish. I could fallow up, but it's always hard to talk as fast. There was also a guy from Lapland, Emppu, and Antti, whom we met when we were leaving the bar. Emppu kept calling me my darling. It was odd a bit!
Sampo was too drunk and kept flirting with pretty much everyone in the bar. And Olja ended up leaving the bar in an ambulance, because she took some medication and alcohol at the same time.
and on top of that, the last bus never showed up at Rautatieasema, ...
Updated 29th-November-2010 at 04:07 PM by admin
I'm sorry I haven't been active lately. I'm pretty much busy with school, work, and dealing with stress and depression. (Don't worry, I'm not too depressed to the point of having suicidal thoughts, at least!
I know I haven't updated these, but I think this travel blog need an end, doesn't it??
anyway, enjoy reading!
This morning, I got up at 7h30 to get ready for our trip to Savonlinna. We went to the opera festival, to see the rigoletto representation. Rigoletto is inspired by a book Victor Hugo, a french author, wrote. It's called "le roi s'amuse" (the king is having fun, is being amused). We were supposed to leave at 9, but as usual, Outi (my host sister), wasn't ready on time! It's a bit annoying, in the end! But it's okay! The trip in the car was quite long! We stopped in Mikkeli to lunch in a McDonald (as if we didn't have them back home! :P)(And yes, they have McDonalds in Finland, as well as Subways). After lunch, we went back on the road. We walked around a bit in Savonlinna, once we got there. We went to an open market, where we ate those traditionnal karelian patry (not the karjalanpiirakka, but the sweet one). We visited the castle in which the show in the evening would be held, as well as the backstage. It was quite impressive. Olavinlinna (the castle) was really breathtaking. We ate dinner at Mimosa café, and it was gooood! I ate some tortellinis with a sauce rosé, with smoked salmon on it. Opera isn't ...
Today, we have been to the flea market in Helsinki (Valtteri - Vallilan makasiinit). We have rented one table for 26 EUR and sold almost all of our stuff. As you can see from the picture below there are almost more people than in the city center
And a link:
Updated 29th-November-2010 at 08:15 AM by Snow