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Porvoo, Finland - 24th May 2009

By: Delenna

In addition to yesterday's walking at the World Village Festival we walked some more today. We went to the Art Factory again, only this time there were old cars! The local "mobilists" raised money for good cause: children's (sports, anti-drug work, kindergarden etc.). We didn't have money to go inside so we checked the vehicles they had outdoors. There was an old buss from 1960 where we went in to sit too! Then there was 2 fire engines from the past: Willys and Bedford. There were also newer cars like the police car (next to that blue cruiser). 

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* Posted May 25, 2009, 4:51 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Porvoo, Finland - 25th May 2009

By: Delenna

Today was +22C and still time for barbeque! We went to the beach, carved some sticks and put the fire on. Soon we had good sausages to eat  :D With me are my fellow tv's Alfie, Gary and Leonard.

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* Posted May 26, 2009, 12:00 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Porvoo, Finland - 28th May 2009

By: Delenna

I didn't know I was staying with a bunch of famous people  :o It turned out that Alfie and Roo have their photos in a Chinese magazine! Roo's photo is even taken by my host!

Look!
http://www.toyvoyagers.com/forum/index.php?a=topic&t=2316

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* Posted May 28, 2009, 10:10 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Porvoo, Finland - 29th May 2009

By: Delenna

Today was the annual spring fair in Porvoo. Sellers of all sorts invade two streets and several blocks. Plus the market place next to the buss station. My host only bought postcards... They even sold christmas postcards there  :o It's a tradition to buy a big pretzel on the fair but we didn't. We had the kids with us and they wanted ice cream.

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* Posted May 31, 2009, 5:42 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Jakari, Porvoo, Finland - 31st May 2009

By: Delenna

We visited the childhood surroundings of my host. Jakari is a small village (approx. 300 inhabitants) about 15km from Porvoo centrum. Lots of nice nature. That's about it  :rolleyes: They did have a shop, gas station, post office, dairy/barn (that was way back) and umm... a schoold untill now. My host went to that elementary school shown in the 4th photo. She loved it and so did many people who moved here to get their kids into the small school (last year 34 pupils in grades 1-6). But the city officials decided to shut it down to save money. Many don't understand how it saves money as the city has to pay for school transfers now. There was also lots of other mysterious stuff and  promise braking but I don't remember it all, my host was too frustrated to be speaking clearly...

There's still a sports field and a house owned by the local Youth Association where they have dance, disco, markets etc. They also rent it, my host held her dad a suprise 70 years birthdayparty there with her siblings! They do have a manor there too, but that's in private use (3rd last pic).

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* Posted Jun 1, 2009, 5:35 pm Last edited Jun 1, 2009, 5:36 pm by Delenna [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Porvoo, Finland - 31st May 2009

By: Delenna

After Jakari we went for an ice cream in the city center. This's how quiet it gets on a Sunday evening in Porvoo. Not many people or vehicles moving around. Not even too many busses at the buss station. At least I got a good view of the surroundings this time  :D

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* Posted Jun 1, 2009, 5:41 pm Last edited Jun 1, 2009, 5:42 pm by Delenna [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Myyrmäki, Vantaa, Finland - 7th June 2009

By: Delenna

My host took us with her when she drove to a birthday in Vantaa. The mall you see in the first two pictures (it's huge, you can see only a small bit) is sadly famous for a bomb issue it had some years ago. A young male had build a bomb, attached it to himself and got blown at the mall. Many people got hurt. No-one ever really figured out why he did it.

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* Posted Jun 11, 2009, 5:29 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Kehä III, Finland - 7th June 2009

By: Delenna

Here we (me, Alfie and Leonard) are heading back home on Kehä III which means circle road 3. There's also circle roads 2 and 1  :D This road goes thru four cities (Helsinki, Vantaa, Espoo and Kirkkonummi) which are considered the metropolitan area. There's a joke that "areas behind Kehä 3 are countryside" and that Kehä 3 is also the "wolf line" - those are usually said by people who live inside Kehä 3...

It might look boring as we're only sitting there and watching the views but I wanted to show you the views too! Tens of thousands (maybe hundreds of thousands) of people drive this road everyday to work, school, shopping... You can see that partially it's a business area (many stores around etc.) and partially just plain nature. Isn't that something!

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* Posted Jun 11, 2009, 5:45 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Highway to Porvoo, Finland - 7th June 2009

By: Delenna

From Kehä3 we turned to the highway which took us back to Porvoo. You can drive max 120km/h there! My host has heard about the German Autobahn and she says she might not want to drive there - I don't understand why  :thinking:

But look, the views are more green here! No stores right next to the highway. Actually nothing much at all right next to the highway...

Hey! We could get to St. Petersburg on this road! Only a few hundred kilometers!

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* Posted Jun 11, 2009, 5:53 pm Last edited Jun 11, 2009, 5:54 pm by Delenna [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Porvoo, Finland - 7th June 2009

By: Delenna

We're back in Porvoo! My host thought she should go vote in the european parliament on our way home. We went to the huge store which had the candidates adds on the yard. Unfortunately they didn't have the voting booths there after all so my host gave up on the idea. She was too tired (*cough*lazy*cough*) to look for a voting place.

Edit: only less than 50% of the Finns voted  this time...

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* Posted Jun 11, 2009, 6:00 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Porvoo, Finland - 13th June 2009

By: Delenna

This was a great day of achivement for my host. She graduated as Practical Nurse. This was her 3rd diploma but she's very excited. That's her school and those are her congratulations-flowers  :D

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* Posted Jun 16, 2009, 3:38 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Porvoo, Finland - 14th June 2009

By: Delenna

This is the old town of Porvoo.

Actually we were having a Postcrossing meetup! My host was excited to get a meetup in her home town. Naturally we went postcard-shopping first!

Due to the 200 years anniversary of Porvoo Diet there are different posters and stuff around. Also those figures where people stick their heads are made in the name of the celebration. There are several kinds all around the old town.

The two last pics are from a small toy store (the one that has a Moomin house on their window). They have all sorts of fun toys, but none of them are plastic or make hellish noise (like toys in a normal toystore tend to do).

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* Posted Jun 16, 2009, 5:03 pm Last edited Jun 16, 2009, 5:10 pm by Delenna [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Porvoo, Finland - 14th June 2009

By: Delenna

I got to go to Brunberg shop! They're a local chokolate (and other sweets) factory and have a store also in the Old Town. They're very famous for their sweets.

But can you imagine that sign! "No kisses allowed to the cabin of an airplane"!  :stare: Ok, they do mean the sweets in the red boxes, they're called Kisses, but still... The clerk explained that the national aviation ministery considers the inside of the Kisses to be liquid. And liquid (on an airplane) is considered dangerous in several countries.

The Kisses are sweet: thin chokolate covered, soft and airy "mousse" inside.

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* Posted Jun 16, 2009, 5:12 pm Last edited Jun 16, 2009, 5:34 pm by Delenna [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Porvoo, Finland - 14th June 2009

By: Delenna

After Brunberg we went by some interesting details as we headed to the riverside to see the views. And signs! See that street sign that says Elvis Presley Boulevard? It's put there by a local celebrity rocker who lives next door  B)

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* Posted Jun 16, 2009, 5:17 pm Last edited Jun 16, 2009, 5:17 pm by Delenna [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Porvoo, Finland - 14th June 2009

By: Delenna

Next we wanted some coffee and pie so we went to this cafe next to the main bridge. It's called Bar & Café Porvoo Coffee Roastery in English and it's in an old brick magazine. They also have a terrace and a barge where you can sit and eat/drink. We were indoors, which have solid brick walls, logs, and candles. It was really nice. We helped write some postcards which we then sent.

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