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Stockholm is Pretty Swede

Stockholm is Pretty Swede

By on 18-06-13 in Blog | 0 comments

This morning I woke up at around 4am to the sounds of the ship’s engines being thrown into reverse as the ship was navigating into port in some small town.  It was just a quick 30 minute pitstop, but it took me that long to fall back asleep becauese it was frigging full-on daylight outside.  I thought it would be cool to experience really long days.  It was...

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Reflections (on the sea) of a Trip

Reflections (on the sea) of a Trip

By on 17-06-13 in Blog | 0 comments

I just finished my dinner, it’s 8:45pm, and I have another 12 hours and 45 minutes left at sea.  I’ve already been out at sea for almost four hours, and I’m surprised to have free internet here.  I’m enjoying a glass of prosecco in the lounge and taking the opportunity to reflect on the last two weeks. Having 13 hours of essentially...

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The Taste of Helsinki

The Taste of Helsinki

By on 16-06-13 in Blog | 0 comments

I went to the Taste of Helsinki festival today and managed to eat like a little piglet.  I’ll spare you the details of the festival; honestly it’s basically like every other “Taste of” festival on the planet.  So, without any further ado, what I ate: Our first picture contains two items.  On the left, from Bistro Omat, a Fennel-Spiced Pike...

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Spelunking a Naval Base

Spelunking a Naval Base

By on 15-06-13 in Blog | 0 comments

So, let me just start by saying that there are two Helsinkis: the Helsinki when the weather is beautiful, and every other day.  What a beautiful day.  Barely a sun in the cloud.  I met up with Antti this morning at Hakaniemi metro station where we went to one of the market squares and had some light lunch before heading out to the Suomenlinna, a complex of four...

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In Which Copenhagen Tries to Keep Me and Helsinki Welcomes Me.

In Which Copenhagen Tries to Keep Me and Helsinki Welcomes Me.

By on 14-06-13 in Blog | 0 comments

The city of Copenhagen was determined not to see me go.  Getting up at 3:30 is hard enough, but what was equally disorienting was the fact that it was dawn at 3:30 in the morning.  Let that sink in for a minute.  And I’m even further now. I was smart and packed all my things and laid out everything that I’d need for my journey on to Helsinki last night,...

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