Stories from Belgium,Finland and around the world - sometimes from a different viewpoint...
Friday, June 11, 2010
Tourist Guide Hired
I will soon get a chance to host some people coming from around Europe - or actually the World as one is from South Africa. It has been fun to think about what places, tastes and habits/traditions I will introduce to them. I have spent some time with all of them so they have already heard some bits and pieces about Finland.
But now they will come here and experience it themselves!
It has been already tested that some like salmiakki, the salty liquirice (particularly one Dutch visitor) so I fixed some salmiakki vodka.
I think for the BBQ salmon is a good option.
Simple but very good. I hope we can already get the new season potatoes that have a special taste. Those with herring is something else...
In Helsinki city there are many places to go, some of them used also by tourist buses but I've got something else up my sleeve... Perhaps I should keep them out of the bars though - they are used to the central European alcohol pricce level so Finnish prices are likely to shock them.
You can check some tips and start planning your trip from here and get to the feeling by clicking the "kesävideo" link in the pic on top of the page. English page opens from top right list...
The weather in Finland can be something like a winter in southern Europe or what do you think about this?
Before that I get to experience again another Finnish city, Turku. I have few pics from there and will try to take some more. Let's see if I will give you some of my favorite tips some day...
PS Today I got 50th country visiting the site since January, welcome and thank you for visiting! Last week we reached another milestone of 1500 page visits and we are closing 500 unique visitors limit. You can see these numbers by clicking the flag counter on the right side bar.
PSS The football/soccer WorldCup started today. I hope this will not cause any domestic arguments around the world. They last only for a month so hang in there, the final is already 11 July ;o) Congratulations to South Africa for the opening point, they pleid 1-1 against Mexico. France and Uruguay just finished 0-0.