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Archive for December 16th, 2010

Suomenlinna is obviously popular amongst the expats. Checkout this post from a friend of mine :)

Suomenlinna Suomenlinna is a sea fortress that was built in the 18th century. This group of small islands (Kustaanmiekka, Susisaari, Iso Mustasaari, Pikku Mustasaari, Länsi-Mustasaari, Särkkä, Pormestarinluoto and Lonna) is just a short ferry ride away and it is home for around 800 people. In 1991, UNESCO claimed Suomenlinna as part of the World Heritage List for significant military architecture; this list also includes the Great Wall of China and the pyram … Read More

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16.12.10 – There are a number of islands to visit around Helsinki but probably the most popular is Suomenlinna, the island fortress, which is accessible by ferry year round. I met my friends Kevin and Bazhena for lunch and after we finished eating, we decided to take a quick trip out to Suomenlinna to see what the island was like covered in snow and to see what it would be like to travel by boat through the ocean which is freezing over. It was just after 3PM but the sky was already growing dark. The ferry runs regularly, so the path cut through the ice on previous trips was still visible but it was hard not to notice the sound of the ships screws churning up huge blocks of ice as we made our way.

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