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Monday, October 28, 2013

Porvoo to the east, Hanko to the west

Hanko's beach, accessible directly from the city centre
 Jana and Alex visited me as well, in September. Time to do some things on the weekend. We hit the road on Saturday, heading west to Hankoo with its rugged coastline. I think it can be considered as a recreation area, but the high season was already over, I guess. With water temperatures of 17 °C or so, I have to admit, you cannot spent hours swimming. Hard enough to jump in! ... Sunday, another day, another direction - going east to Porvoo. Small village, not much to do, just to see the old wooden houses from former ages. And a few hundred Chinese tourists running through the cobbled stone streets. We finished off the weekend with some self-made blueberry muffins.

UNESCO World Cultural Heritage, wooden houses in Porvoo, east of Helsinki

Friday, October 18, 2013

Jumping around Part 2: Helsinki

Linnanmäki amusement park rollercoaster
Yeah that was a good one. Going up and down with this thing made us feeling a bit dizzy... I cannot think of a better start in a Saturday's morning :) Too bad for Chris who was staying down taking some pictures. But at least Kathl, Frenky and Torsten had some fun as well (last two rows).

Smugglers boat trip in Helsinki's harbour
After discovering the city by foot, friendly Natalia was assisting to get another view on Helsinki. A great two hour cruise finalized with a strong coloured sunset... And what is a must thing to do with Chris and Kathl? Right, jump pictures. Thus, we did a lot on Sunday, tried more than a hundred times - and we were able to get some good shots :)

One of numerous jump pictures at Töölönlahti

Sunday, October 06, 2013

Moose watching on the daily way from work

A few weeks ago, THE animal of the north was sighted. It took a while, I haven't seen them neither in Norway nor in Sweden. And where were they? Yeah right, pretty close to Helsinki, only some kilometres away. Just saw those three fellows on the way back home, right after work. Things just happen unexpectedly.