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Captain Mazda
01-10-06, 05:12
Went to Finland to visit my brother last July, first time I set foot in my "home" in 7 years.

It was a cleansing trip indeed.

On my way, crossing the Atlantic

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Almost at Helsinki-Vantaa airport.

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"Teekkarikyla" in Otaniemi. The neighbourhood I grew up in. Went for a nostalgia trip.
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With my brother and friends, brother is far left, I'm second from the right

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Espoonkeskus (Espoo Centre)

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FC Honka match (Tapiola's team in Finland's national football league. Incredible game, they won 3-1 over Marienhamn with two goals in the final minute.

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Hiking in Nuuksio

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Helsinki

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Helsinki - Streetcar pub

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Helsinki - beautiful statue whose name I forgot :(

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Captain Mazda
01-10-06, 05:14
Helsinki Tuomiokirkko - One of the world's most famous churches

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"The Cantina West" restaurant in Helsinki with bro and buddies

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Tapiola

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Tapiola - Aarnivalken Koulu (Aarnivalkea's School, my old elementary school I last visited over 7 years ago

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Suomenlinna (Large island housing huge system of castles that defended Helsinki against Sweden and Soviet Russia centuries ago)

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Silja Line on its way to Stockholm.

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Captain Mazda
01-10-06, 05:16
At my bro's friend's cottage getting drunk and saunaing

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Captain Mazda
01-10-06, 05:17
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Linnanmaki in Helsinki (Better than Wonderland)

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Leaving Helsinki-Vantaa airport

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Nice cloud

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Flying over Iceland

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Captain Mazda
01-10-06, 05:18
A little flight footage

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Great trip.

Spitfire
01-10-06, 05:48
sure looks like u had a blast!

Greenkey2
01-10-06, 08:14
It looks like you had a fantastic time Captain :tmb:

Very beautiful lakes and forests :D

Satu
01-10-06, 09:39
Great pics Captain, looks like you really had a great time :D

I had a bit of a scare with these 2, the butt is ok :D but I wasn't sure what I was going to see in the next pic when I was scrolling down :cln: :whi:


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Lavinder
01-10-06, 09:49
Wow, it looks like you had a REALLY good time! :D

I wish I was there.

Hehe, your drinking the same stuff thats on the bus thingy :p

jarhead
01-10-06, 09:57
Looks like you thoroughly enjoyed yourself

I wanna go, It looks so green

Kamrusepas
01-10-06, 11:33
Nice pics :tmb: Very..... Finnish :D

MiCkiZ88
01-10-06, 11:44
It looks like you had a fantastic time Captain :tmb:

Very beautiful lakes and forests :D
*deep sigh* if youd just see lapland :)

@ Jared.. It's more than green here.. youd get lost in the huge forests.. trust me..

Awesome pictures Captain Mazda! :tmb:

Pipolinne
01-10-06, 12:25
Wonderful pics!Some are so feeric...I remember I had this thing about craving to live in Finland;it passed,lol,but it's still a country I want very much to visit :)!

The bloke with his trousers down isn's that poetic,but,at least,you had fun :D!

Thorir
01-10-06, 12:37
Nice pics :tmb: Very..... Finnish :D

Especially the alcohol. :p
He caught the culture! :p

Lara Lover
01-10-06, 12:59
Excellent photos! :tmb:

Gabi
01-10-06, 14:17
Some (not all!! :D ) pictures are simply beautiful. I definitely put Finland on my list of countries I want to visit.

Lara Croft!
01-10-06, 14:19
So many cool and funny pics!Looks like u had a great time.And you posted so many pics,it feels like I was there too!

Kamrusepas
01-10-06, 16:08
Some (not all!! :D ) pictures are simply beautiful. I definitely put Finland on my list of countries I want to visit.

I would definitely recommend. The summers here are just amazing.

Captain Mazda
01-10-06, 16:12
I love the winters too, Kam :D

raiderfun
01-10-06, 16:15
wonderful pics !!! :) ;)

Kamrusepas
01-10-06, 16:16
Me too, sometimes. When at work it can get a little annoying at times :D

StarCroft:AOD
01-10-06, 18:18
The forests pictures are beautiful. :cln: Thanks for posting. :)

Angelx14
02-10-06, 16:05
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What the..:yik: :vlol:

I never thought Finland is so beautiful.
Thanks for sharing.:)

Tomb Raider Master
02-10-06, 17:29
Truly beautiful photos! :tmb: