My boyfriend and I live in two different countries. He's Finnish and is currently studying a degree in Finland, and I'm Danish and live with my two kids in Denmark.
Being so far from each other can be hard, especially on days where you just need a hug (thank the gods for free internet calls) But, it is also wonderful and bring so many wonderful things with it.
And it got the perk of traveling to another country when visiting each other.
My trip started very early a monday morning. It was so foggy and cold. In the middle picture above, you would normally be able to see this our local castle.
I walked to the train station and took the 4 hour long trainride to the airport. I was lucky and arrived in a quiet airport, so check-in and getting through security took less than 20 min.
The flight was uneventful, if you don't count my body's fucked up reaction to flying. Dry throat, couging, pain in my jaw and ears. But luckily the flight is only 1 hour and 35 min.
When I arrived at the airport it was filled with asian tourists being led around by travel agents. Apparently Helsinki airport is a big layover for asian tourists. With my perfect (-ly fuked up) sense of direction I of course missed my exit and ended up in the wrong arrival hall. My phone refused to go online or even find network so there was no way to contact my boyfriend who was waiting at another arrival point, and I had no idea how to find that place. Finally I managed to find a signal and got a message through to him. I'm pretty sure I looked like a lost puppy when he found me. Let's just say that being lost in a big airport filled with people speaking a language you don't understand, and not being able to find the person your meeting, after traveling around 9 hours, was not my idea of fun. Luckily he did find me, and we arrived safely at his house about an hour later. And then I fell promptly asleep on the couch after dinner. I'm such a romantic.
We spend the weeks doing all kinds of awesome things together. We took a daytrip to Tampere where we visited the museum and saw the Vampire Exhibit, along with some other cool exhibits.
We also spend a lot of time sight seeing the local area. Because of my ankle, walking long distances are limited, but we went a lot of places where we could drive most of the distance. Since it was February it was cold, but not nearly as cold as it could have been, and as a Dane, the snow was awesome. We don't really get a lot of snow here. And I think I said "ups" about a million time trying to walk around with all the ice on the roads hehe.
Finland is such a cool place and there is so much to see, and I totally recommend anyone having the chance, to go there.
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