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weekend joy

Posted: February 2, 2010 in friends, fun, Helsinki, Party
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I just love weekends! Don’t you? I love sleeping in (for once) and meeting up with friends. Last Saturday we welcomed my friend Henna back to Finland with a girls night out. She was an erasmus student in Madrid for 5 months and she loved it. I’m happy she had such a great time but I’m happier that we have our “happy face” back where she belongs. 🙂

Isa, Henna & Tiina

Sille, me, Isa & Henna

before stepping into the club

We went to Aussie Bar -a famous night bar/club in Helsinki- and danced the night away. Eventually the club closed and there was a little snow storm waiting for us outside. As there is no nightbus that stops close to my place i always have to walk for about 3km from the last stop the nightbus does. It was actually quite nice to walk in the snow as it looked so beautiful. But it took me twice as long as usual because it was hard to get through the snow.

looking for ur car?

enjoying my nightwalk

pretty isnt it?

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Today I did a little boat trip. Jess was here in Waren/Müritz for a quick visit and we wanted to rent a pedal boat but they were all gone so we just went for the rowboat. The guy who rented the boats already grinned but didnt say anything and cleaned the boat for us. I think he had a great laugh as he could watch us entering the boat. We must have looked very funny…but I mean has anyone of you ever tried to enter a rowboat?! That’s hard work people! Somehow we managed to get in there without keeling over ;). Then I freaked out a little cuz there was a GIGANTIC spider in our boat…OMG!!!!!!! But…I survived! So proud of myself!

Ok then we started our “trip” with a spectacular speed of 0,2 kilometers an hour…it took us forever to move the boat! But we managed.Somehow. And I am so proud that we did not lose our oars! But we were pretty close to a couple of times 😉

My arms and hands are kinda sore now but I really enjoyed that trip! Below a picture of the captain of the boat 😉

Miss Captain Jack Sparrow hihi

The alarm clock rang at 4:30am…without any compassion and mercy!! I felt soo dead…should have slept more than 3,5 hours but anyways I managed to get up because THE DAY has finally come: HOLLAND HERE I COME!!!

Jess and I took the train from Berlin to Holland…we even managed to get our connection train in Amersfort within 2 minutes and we managed to get on the wrong train:we almost ended up in Den Haag instead of Rotterdam. I would have liked to see the picture of us speeding through the trainstation with an at least 30 kg suitcase and temperatures around 30°C. We were more than happy when we finally arrived in Rotterdam,found our hotel (don’t ask how long it took us to get there!) and got rid of our luggage.

We were so excited because we were gonna see Renée again and give her the award I have mentioned earlier in this blog. She loved it!!  The Show was amazing! For those who don’t know which show we were seeing: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Joseph and the amazing technicolor dreamcoat“.That show is amazingly successful in Holland!!

and the winner is… 🙂

Lotsa new people on stage (at leats for us) but they were all very good! Especially the Pharaoh who is modelled after Elvis. OMG I laughed so much! The show is amazing and Renée’s voice gave me goosebumps and even shot tears into my eyes!!

This one’s from the very end of the Show

The Megamix on July 2nd 2009. Love it!

Has anyone of you been to Rotterdam yet? It’s so beautiful!! I was shocked! I did not expect it to be that pretty, and cool and…ahh I don’t know…just go there!!! Here’s a little picture of Rotterdam’s most famous “symbol” taken from the theater!

the Erasmus Bridge

Tomorrow (or better said in 4,5 hours) we’re leaving for a day trip to Amsterdam!! That’s gonna be exciting!! Stay tuned!

Jule is travelling again!! First stop: BERLIN!!! I took the train tonight or better said last night…and I paid 4€ for the trip!!! Usually it would be 20€ (or even more if you are not well informed..but I am one of the smart ones ;)). It’s a shared ticket and 5 persons can use it together…so I just started talking to ppl at the train station with success! I found 4 other guys who wanted to go to Berlin as well and joined me (and my ticket).

Eventually (after 1hour and 45 min) I arrived in Berlin and was welcomed by a smiling Jess. But I missed the flowers, marching band and red carpet…what happened??Where were those things?

Anyways…the plan tonight was to go to bed early…did not work out!!! STILL AWAKE!!

Tomorrow’s gonna be a looong day!!! Shopping (still need to buy a few things for Holland),meeting friends and going to see another Show/Musical! But I’m not telling you which one yet. I might do that tomorrow or so…

Last time Jess & I were reunited we forgot to take pictures…so to prevent the same thing from happening again we thought we might start taking pictures already!

Very pretty huh? Don’t ask how we came up with the motif!?? But that style’s gonna be hot…or not???  😉

Vappu…

Posted: June 9, 2009 in Helsinki
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05.05.2009 – Helsinki

The day finally came!! Vappu is the crazy May 1st celebration the Finns do over here. It actually starts on April 30th. People meet at Esplanadi (a park) and have drinks and just enjoy themselves. All the Finns that graduated from High School wear their white graduation hat (reminds me of a captain’s hat) and the university student put on their overalls and march trough the city while partying! It’s hard to describe…you have to BE there!! On May 1st everybody meets in Kaivopuisto (a huge park in Helsinki) and has a picnic with barbecue combined with lots of alcohol (of course haha). The very extreme people party through the night, don’t sleep at all and show up in the park in the morning and continue their party. This year was actually the first year where I went to Kaivopuisto (I passed out last year after a too long and wild party haha). It was just amazing to see that many people there. 50.000 people in a park, wearing their graduation hats and overalls and going crazy with their beers/ciders in their hands! And the weather was perfect!! It was actually the first day of the year where you did not need to wear a jacket outside…GREAT!!

Stockholm once again…

Posted: June 9, 2009 in friends, fun, Travel
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17.03.2009 – Helsinki

Some friends and I decided to go on a cruise to Stockholm to celebrate Isa’s birthday and just to have fun…and that we did! I was waiting for the dinner buffet all day long (jajaja foood lol)…but for my defense I have to say that the other girls were looking forward to that one as well so its not just me who’s thinking of food all the time!!

After we stuffed great amounts of food and wine into our system we had a little pre-party at Tiina’s and Henna’s cabin and after a few m ore sparkling wines and ciders we hit the dance floor and the karaoke bar…oh boy…if Bon Jovi heard us sing his “living on a prayer” he would have sued us…or maybe even killed haha. But it was so much fun…but the next morning wasn’t that much fun lol…But still we had a great day in Stockholm…the weather was great and after a nice breakfast at a café we felt better and were ready to shop and drop.

We had to be back on the ship in the evening. And as we spent the entire day shopping we forgot to buy things to eat so when we arrived at the cruiser again we decided to have the (way overpriced) buffet again…and went to party afterwards again. We arrived back in Helsinki the next morning and I had to rush straight to university from the harbor as I had a presentation…I felt like a dead person but I somehow managed the presentation. I’m a pro…haha…NOT!!