St. Stephen’s Day hiking

Finland will never be the same. In the night before the Christmas Eve I found myself queuing in Prisma (a huge hypermarket, the first one in the country to be open 24 hours). I thought that I will be the only night owl / foreigner / agnostic there, but actually the queue was quite long.

And on the Christmas Eve I cycled to the church and after that went back home through the center. I was hungry and here it was – a truck with burgers, standing near the Central Railway station. On Christmas Eve, at 0:15 I had a tasty vege burger and a friendly customer service. Something like this would be impossible to imagine even 5 years ago.

I’m content with this Christmas also because I went hiking 2 days out of 3. On Sunday it was night hiking with torches (and testing new route near Saunakallio!), but today it was during the sunlight and I decided to take the camera with me. I didn’t have any expectations as the days are mostly gray this time of the year, but the nature turned out to be at its best today.

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Linlo island & Helsinki Outdoors Meetup

I did it! Finally created Helsinki Outdoors group on Meetup.com. The first trip was to the Linlo island.

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Midsummer 2016: “Running City” in Savonlinna and cycling in Punkaharju

Life is good. And what makes it even better is when Midsummer and rare days with +25 degrees happen at the same time.

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Ruuhijärvi

What Alex does during the first weekend of the summer? Goes to the forest, of course! This time with a tent, which was super good, because I haven’t done it since last August.

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Tenerife 2016: Punta del Hidalgo

The adjacent town fascinated me when I first saw it on the map. The road ends there abruptly and mountains begin. “It should be worth visiting”, I thought, and went there one evening.

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