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Finland

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

Last weekend we were in Tampere, Finland for a friends wedding. We initially booked to fly to Dublin then direct to Tampere with Ryanair, but Ryanair dumped Tampere for the whole season, so we ended up with Easyjet from Gatwick to Helsinki. Because we had an Aer Arann flight booked to Dublin, we changed this to a one way flight from London City allowing us to spend a day in London too.

Finland is a beautiful country, and we had great weather for the few days we were there. Unfortunately we didn’t get to see Helsinki, but we spent some time in Hameenlinna before going on to Tampere.

London on the other hand is not so nice. It’s been a few years since we were last there, but last time Oxford street didn’t look like a 99p tat bazaar… The skyline is littered with cranes and the whole place has a work-in-progress feel to it. Perhaps in another couple of years it will be better. Still, every time I go there I remind myself how nice it is not to live in a city.

We had a bumpy trip back on the ATR 72, but really good service with Aer Arann which makes all the difference.

  • The BT Tower from the London Eye
  • Houses of Parliament from the London Eye
  • Tampere
  • Tampere
  • Tampere by Night
  • Tampere by Night
  • Tampere by Night
  • Tampere by Night
  • Karhuluola National Park, Hameenlinna
  • Karhuluola National Park, Hameenlinna
  • Karhuluola National Park, Hameenlinna
  • Karhuluola National Park, Hameenlinna