Monthly Archives: July 2017

Sand sculptures in Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta, a city about 3 hours drive north east from Helsinki, builds every year huge sand sculptures by lake Saimaa. They call it a sand castle but I think it is more than that, showing a number of amazing and creative designs. We had a lovely morning walk in the area.

Väinölänniemi, Kuopio

Just a short walk away from the central market in Kuopio in Eastern Finland lies the green peninsula Väinölänniemi, that offers a lovely morning walk. By the shore one can see our hotel Scandic, not free for most but a lovely location and with a great range of glutenfree products. 

Museum on a Runway

Tartu, Estonia.  A random use of a former Soviet airfield but supposedly the museum is worth a visit. We’ll make it in next time. Behind it something more random: an upside down house. 

Pärnu 

The beach in Pärnu is famous, but I didn’t realise how fantastic it is until we went there. I’d be happy to go back! I was impressed to read on a statue that already in the 19th century the head of the town had the foresight to start developing the beach area to make it […]

Hiiumaa Island

We totally underestimated the size of this former sailing giant that is now with EU money trying to restore the old skills and traditions.  We didn’t make it across the whole island to the highest light house but we climbed up the one closer the capital of the island. Next to it was also a […]

Haapsalu, Estonia

When we arrived by ferry in Tallinn, we immediately drove to Haapsalu. Haapsalu is less than 2 hours a way, even perfect for a weekend getaway. We were a bit surprised by the excellent condition of the roads in Estonia but heard that Estonia has put both tax and EU money into good use. We […]

Camping Holiday in Estonia

After the long hauls to Australia in March-April, we decided to explore Estonia, which is only 2 hours away on a ferry. We loved beautiful Estonia, there is so much more than Tallinns Old Town to it! Cost of the holiday This holiday cost us, a family of 4, about 500e, food, ferry (with car. […]

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