Monthly Archives: December 2012

I survived Iceland

Survived Iceland? How not to when there are beautiful waterfalls, mountains, geysers, glaciers, lagoons, northern lights? Perhaps the sub-zero temperature and short day-light, not life-threatening really (will press more about Reykjavik in 2013). In my final press in the last hour … Continue reading

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Tallinn on coach

It was white and snowing lightly when I arrived in Tallinn! A lovely day in the medieval town of Estonia. Started off with a small misadventure though – I could not find the coach I was supposed to board for the … Continue reading

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Suomenlinna Story

Here goes my story about Suomenlinna… Met a lady there. Learnt so much during our conversation over lunch: -About 800 people live on the fortress -Almost everyone knows everyone in Suomenlinna; all the customers (except for me) at the cafe … Continue reading

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Hello Helsinki

I guess no one will say that they want to go to Helsinki to see this or that. There are no world-renown attractions in the city. I did enjoyed my 4 days stay though. Snowed the day before, so there … Continue reading

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Across the Baltic Sea

Many said that the best way to arrive at Helsinki is from the sea. So I took an overnight ferry from Stockholm to Helsinki, and took in the sunset and sunrise on the Baltic sea. Hello Helsinki! Sunset at departure … Continue reading

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Warship Worship

Always has this notion that good museums are those with a great and big collection from a particular period or genre. This has changed (or shall I say expanded?) after I visited Vasamuseet (The Vasa Museum) in Stockholm. There is only one item in its collection – the Vasa, … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

Taken on a street in Helsinki, Finland in late October, while waiting for the bus to the terminal to catch a ferry to Tallinn, Estonia. Noticed that the camera takes a while to focus in cold weather, and some pictures can … Continue reading

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