Hello everybody! That is the first post in this year and I feel excited while writing it. Let’s get started!
What can I say about 2014?
Making a long story short, many different things happened to me that I cannot even believe the year is over. 2014 was very intense, funny, full of happy moments. I mean some days were just perfect. I spent a lot of time with my friends whom I miss so bad now. I also managed to see many beautiful places which I will keep in my memory forever.
Anyway, that year ended like a simple family celebration. And I was really overwhelmed because of those warm and lovely messages I’d got from my dear friends on Happy New Year’s Eve. 🙂
I miss that place where in the early summer morning I took my bus to Helsinki ❤
Hopefully my next adventure is coming soon. My visit to Saint Petersburg is supposed to be in December though 🙂
And these two pics were taken in Helsinki itself. Still remember how delicious my cappuccino tasted and how crystal clear the water in the glasses was!
It turned out that recently I’ve visited so many places in Finland! Some of these trips were relateted to my studies and others were just for my pleasure. Anyway, now I know for sure there are different interesting cities and towns in here and I definetely should continue my traveling sooner!
Now I’d like to post here the pictures from Vaasa – I found this city a really-really beautiful. I took an entrance exam there and it was a lack of time to make pics though. I had only one evening for that. But I tried to catch as more as I could. I was slowly moving to the downtown from my hotel, trying to find some cheap food at the same time 😀 The weather was good (especially comparing to the climate in Lapland) except a cool wind. And lot of the greenish colour everywhere!
That is “Astor” where I stayed in Vaasa. It’s a very comfortable and stylish hotel. I think it looks like one of those old-fashioned hotels which can fascinate you by its soleness. By the way, there are truly royal breakfasts there so I felt myself a sort of VIP person while I was having it 😉
Unfortunatley I didn’t take my “Nikon” with me and I had to shoot photos through my iphone. But it went out not bad, didn’t it? 😉
Everything was good last night, I enjoyed the Christmas enough (though it couldn’t be the same here how it happens in Finland, of course) but it turned out like a quite family celebration. We didn’t cooked so much, just a traditional Russian salad with aleck and walnuts and a delicious homemade lemon cake for a dessert.
I hope you all had a really nice Christmas!
We definitely can say that a little bit more than one week left till the Christmas Eve! I’m so exited about it. I spend hours thinking about holiday dishes and finding new decisions for decorating and also looking for nice and pleasant Christmas songs.
Such a wonderful atmosphere is around! My heart is full of love and tenderness, because it’s the time when all family and close relatives come together to share these magic moments of celebration, fun and true faith. Because whatever we do, whatever we think or whatever we are convinced of, we still want to feel confinence and security. And who can give us a better hope and support than members of our family? By the way, I’m so glad that most of my university friends also decided to celebtrate Merry Christmas in their Homeland. I think it can’t be called old-fashioned habit at all.
So I feel magic in the air and I’m waiting for miracles which are about to happen!
Unfortunately I hadn’t chance to continue my post earlier for some technical reasons but now I’m back to tell you something about my time in St.Petersburge 🙂
Well, I stayed at my good friend’s place for one night. We were talking many hours but I had to go to sleep because some important business was ahead. Next day I moved to the hotel near the city centre and when I finally got a free time I went to the theatre and bought a little present for my mum. It was a nice white cup from the shop of Imperial Porcelain. Actually there were so many different things but I realised that I couldn’t take them all with me 😀
Of course St.Petersburge is a very famous Russian city but it’s not my home town so I always fins something new for me when I’m there and so many places remain unvisited and unexplored. But let’s see what the future will prepare for us 🙂