Lapland holidays

When you’re living in the great north, country boundaries aren’t that big of a deal as in more populated areas. No matter if you live in the northern Norway, Finland, Sweden or Russia – you live behind the wall (you get it, if you’ve seen GOT). People up north share a lot of traditions and struggles, and there is a lot of border crossing going on. Which is why I didn’t think of going to Finnish Saariselkä yesterday as a big deal.

I didn’t take a single photo.

Whyyy,  Ksenia?

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Saariselkä with it’s 350 inhabitants was pretty much as expected: Quiet, empty and moody. The rain was poring down most of the day with no sight of the midnight sun. The Acho-shop was closed.

Midsummer’s Day is a Holiday in Finland. So after a delicious dinner at the hotel, we found the only open bar “downtown”. Germany beat Sweden 2-1 in the World Cup, as we were drinking fresh blueberry shots with cream while kind of watching the game.

I really wish I had some proper photos to share from this trip (not counting the selfies or snaps on my iphone).

Recommendation: If you go to Finland you MUST drink Minttu Cacao with cream! It’s delicious.

Other things you probably should do in Finland – not in the midnight sun season, though ^^

Lapland, Visit Finland

2012 in pictures

Some colourful memories:

First days of 2012 - tpurists by k. novikova
First days of 2012
Winter activities by ks3nia
Winter activities
Bday wirh masks by ks3nia
Masked b-day
17th of may norwegian national day
17th May
a bug in the flowers
Stars
Cathedral of Christ the Saviour by ksenia novikova
Moscow memory
view, mountains, norway
Best view
jack russel, dog, games by the lake
Great games
concert, stage
Concert summer
bikes
New bikes
amsterdam bridge in he sunset by ks3nia (c)
Amazing Amterdam
halloween by ks3nia
Then there was…
making fireworks
Making fireworks

Have a lovely 2013!

*hugs and best wishes ;-*

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