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A couple of pics from Estepona, my hometown. It was great to go see family and friends. It’s definitely the hardest part of being away.
This is Kaivopuisto, an old Helsinki park, close to the Embassys and the harbour. Perfect place for a picnic… maybe in some days, still is 15-18º only.
Only 3 months ago, kids where in the same place sledding with their “pulkkas” on Laskiaissunnuntai.
Delicious Korvapuusti, that Päivi and me prepared at home this Sunday. Yum!
At least in Helsinki. Very few snow left in the streets. Still there is ice pieces floating in the sea. Sunset at 20:00, 21:00… and temperatures about 10º. Yes. plus ten degrees.
Finnish people like ice cream, they are leading consumer of ice cream in Europe. And they start early in the year. You can see already long queues on Sundays in ice cream shops in the harbour. They wear cap and gloves.. but eating ice cream. Such a contrast.
Now the good weather is coming. Spring is just around the corner.
Beginning this year Karhu (bear in Finnish) had started to sell in Finland 1 litre-cans.
You can see a normal size can next to it. And also a taller 0.5l format.
Like my friend Stefan already told me, perfect to make jokes with sentences that include “Only one beer and…”
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Small snow plow in a street of Helsinki.
Quite related: List of last 30 years winners of World Rally Championship (WRC).
WTF? It’s not a boomerang, is not a baby’s hockey stick.. it’s a 50€ stick for “relaxing” your back.
Look this picture from Tampere’s lake Näsijärvi.
Professional photographer? Nop, it’s from one of the cars of Google Street View. (click over the picture)
It’s so easy to take good pics in Finland, specially in summer. Everything looks perfect. I love that little summer clouds that always are there in Finnish summer
Google Street View Service just started last week? in Finland. They have covered many little towns of Finland, not only big cities. It seems they did it during summer 2009 when Finland looks at its best.
Try yourself. Go to Google Maps, type a place and drag the yellow little man. It will show you blue streets in the map when Street View is available.
At same time they launch Google Street View in Norway and you can see in one of the streets a couple of Scuba Divers attacking the car.WTF? XDD
Smile! You are in Spain.
Fast Finnish lesson: -ssa means ‘in’.
Good way of promoting my country. Congratulations to the creator. It reminds me to this other advertisement about traveling: Routine sucks
We went last Sunday to the Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen keskusmuseo). It has 3 open exhibitions, but specially the Finnish Nature part is awesome. Many and very realistic stuffed animals. If you want more information, schedules, prices, etc this is official website of the Museum.
Also “The History of Life” exhibition was good for refreshing my memory about history. (There is a English paper guides in the entrance). Did you know that Finland was in a time by the Equator line, so it had a tropical climate? It was in the Devonian age, 390 millions years ago, when first amphibians came out of the water.