My latest excursion was to Finland where I met up with my girlfriend Cristine
and stopped to visit a friend of mine, Minttu. Finland is beautiful and reminds
me of the northwest, although I hear they have even more intolerable winters than
Porvoo -- where we stayed -- is a picture perfect Finnish town. It has a
big church on the hill -- where Minttu's father, Timmo, is the pastor -- a lazy
river along its banks and a quaint 'old town' where you can buy Finnish candy and
visit an old style toy shop. Other than that there are plenty of bars -- including one
floating on the previously mentioned river --
that can keep you busy if you ever get bored, needless to say, we had a great time!
Minttu and her cat (see the cover story)
Cristine, Myself, and Timmo in Porvoo
Minttu, Cristine and Timmo
Is that Finnish?
Old Town Porvoo
Porvoo's church peaking above the town.
Silja Line, our boat to Sweden
On the boat
Inside the ship.
Islands and ships
Our route to Sweden.
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