Category Finland

View of Helsinki from Baltic Sea

Euro 2020 Match Day 2 – Denmark v Finland

A Nordic derby takes place in Copenhagen this evening. My first visit to the countries was during inter-rail trips two and three – 1989 to Denmark and 1992 to Finland. Denmark So my first entry into Denmark was by train, starting in Amsterdam and onto Hamburg, then into Danish territory by ferry. Excitingly we our […]

Bear Park Lake, Helsinki

Sunday Photos – Bear Park Lake, Helsinki, Finland

I took these shots in September 2019. I was lucky enough to have spent a week working in the Finnish capital, with the weekend tacked on for exploring. Bear Park Lake, Helsinki

Baku View

2019 Ends, 2020 Beckons

“A postponed journey means a very special future opportunity.” So say I after having to cancel two booked trips last January, which have now been re-scheduled for early 2020. More of those later, what about the trips actually undertaken in 2019? Athens A late February stay in our central Athens apartment so we could visit […]

View of Helsinki from Baltic Sea

Friday Photo – Helsinki

Bear Park Lake, Helsinki

A Few Days In Helsinki – Part Two

Continuing my short break in Helsinki………. Suomenlinna Islands This was the undoubted highlight of the weekend. Suomenlinna (Castle of Finland) is an inhabited sea fortress built on eight islands and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. During the Finnish War of 1808, Sweden surrendered the fortress that they had started building in 1748 to Russia, paving the way […]

Orthodox Cathedral, Helsinki

A Few Days in Helsinki – Part One

I recently had a work assignment that took me to the Finnish capital for a week, so naturally I tacked the weekend onto my trip with my sister Jackie joining me for a few days. Finnish History When you think of Finland today, you probably get thoughts of a peaceful nation with a fabulous economy […]