Tampere trip

17 March, 2009

After I came back from Poland after Christmas, me and my friends went to visit Tampere. It’s the third biggest city in Finland and is placed between two lakes, with the channel linking them. The city looks a litle bit like the Polish city of Łódź, because of its industrial past and many red-brick buildings. As I promised before, I put some pictures from the trip.

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Helsinki

14 December, 2008

Today I put some pictures from my trip to Helsinki. I was there with my Erasmus group. We set off from Kokkola about midnight 13th of October adr reached Helsinki at about 6 o’clock. We spent there only one day, and we haven’t visited all the city, but anyway I’ve seen a lot.

Helsinki is “only” ca. 500 000 inhabitants, but the whole metropolis is very spacious. It is not as crowded as, for example, Warsaw. The architecture is also different than in Polish cities (if I had to compare, it reminded me a little bit Poznań). Helsinki is more warm than Kokkola – 500km to the south makes a difference.

There is many small islands surrounding Helsinki’s coast side. We decided to visit Suomenlina fortress, which is placed on one of them. It’s amazing place with unforgettable landscape – one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen. Unfortunately, batteries in my camera decided that it’s good place to die, so I couldn’t make as much pictures as I wanted (it’s not the first time, I started thinking of buying extra batteries set), but I’m sure I will come back there.


Vaasa

29 September, 2008

Last time I’ve been on a trip to Vaasa. The town wasn’t especially interesting, but it’s good to visit some surrounding cities when you have opportunity to do it. We went there by a rented car, so it was cheaper than by train (Finland is quite expensive country). I also took some pictures, which I would like to share with you.

Unfortunately, I didn’t take pictures on 7 Bridges Road when we were going back (it’s on the way between Pietarsaari and Kokkola) because batteries in my camera were dead, but the landscape there was unforgetable.


Arrival

16 September, 2008

So, finally I’m in Finland.

Kokkola is quite small town but it has its own climate, which you cannot experience while living in a big city. It is located on the west coast of Finland, about 500 km from Helsinki.  I’ll try to write something more soon, but now enjoy the pictures.