Friday, 9 July 2010
The land of Nokia, Reindeer, Trees, Summer Cottages, Blonde hair and of course Moose!
I met a girl called Enni in Granada Spain. We got on really well, and she who offered me to stay with her in Oulu for a week in northern Finland. As everyone says when your travelling you need to take risks.. So I gritted my teeth and booked my flight.
I flew into Tampere Airport in Finland from Malaga airport in Spain juist after losing my phone.It was a 4 hour flight with RyanAir. I landed in Tampere and boarded the bus for Tampere city, I arrived and realised that it was a long wait until my train to Oulu. I wandered around the city with my annoying pack and checked out the sights. Finally it was time for the train to depart so I jumped on.
While I was sitting there on the train, I started to eat some "Salmiaki" which I thought was the finnish name for licorice.. I soon came to realise it wasnt, and it was possibly the worst confectionary released ever! Some how I still finished the whoel bag! haha
3 hours had passed and I wondering how much longer it would take.. I really thought it was only 2 hours away. I asked a Finnish couple in front of me how much longer it was and they said it was at least another 3 hours!
I went for a walk on the train and realised it was practicly empty, until I realised that there was a bistro on the train and it had beer on tap plus a smoking room?! WTF?! I couldn't believe it.. and thats where pretty much where everyone from the train was.. drinking beer!
As I approached Oulu I was soo nervous, I hardly even knew her or and for some reason I had a gut feeling that she wasn't even going meet me! I really thought that she was just going to leave me stranded in the middle of no where.
Lucky enough as the trian approached the platform she was standing there. I put my things in her car and we headed back to her apartment. When we arrived back at Ennis place we chatted, it felt like only 5 minutes had passed although it was already 3 in the morning! Because of Oulu being so close to the Arctic cirlce, in summer the sun never totally dissapears.it was soo strangest experience ever.