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My favorites- Iceland/Finland/Russia/Belarus/Poland/Germany/France

My great Europe and Iceland trip including France, Germany, and Russia has come to a close.  What a great trip filled with different cultures, sights, and food. Here are the best of the best of Europe and Iceland: Favorite place: Glacier Lake- Jokulsarlon, Iceland One of my favorite landscapes I’ve seen ever.  It is worth going to Iceland just to see this.  Skip the geysers and head straight here. Favorite urban sight Church of the Saviour and Spilled Blood- St. Petersburg One of the best churches I have ever seen.  The architecture style and colors are a lot different than Read More

Finland- Helsinki and Porvoo

This morning my new Aussie friend Morgan and I decided to go on an adventure without a guidebook. We hopped on a bus to a bus to another bus to Porvoo.  Porvoo is a town about 45 minutes outside of Helsinki known to have a cute little old town area.  Helsinki itself isn’t too exciting compared with other Scandinavian cities so we opted to try out Porvoo.  Morgan has been in Helsinki for a few days and I was there a few years ago. (Old Town Church dating back to the 1400s) Porvoo was a bust.  Partly our fault as Read More