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Arriving in Russia

Feel Free to ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinGoogle+TumblrStumbleUponemail After arriving in Russia we stopped at a random lunch stop in a border town.  Our tour calls this stop our culture shock experience.  I will write about it later when I am not in Russia anymore and anything I write won’t possibly get me kicked out. (It was an interesting drive to say the least) We all ate granola bars and stolen breakfast food on the octopus statue by the lake. After leaving Helsinki, Finland bright and early it took about 8 hours on the bus before we arrived in St. Petersburg, Russia.  We didn’t Read More

Finland- Helsinki and Porvoo

Feel Free to ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinGoogle+TumblrStumbleUponemailThis 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 Read More