Day 11.  Savonlinna in the Finnish Lake District

This morning we travelled to Savonlinna in south eastern Finland, which is located quite near to the Russian border.  The journey takes just over five hours by either train or coach.  In previous years we have travelled by train but this time we opted to travel by coach as Onnibus have started to operate this …

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Day 12.  Enjoying life at the summer cottage on Lake Saimaa

We slept until late this morning, it's so peaceful here at the Finnish summer cottage.  After enjoying a brunch of pancakes with strawberries and yoghurt we relaxed on the terrace awhile soaking up the beautiful views. We decided to take some exercise and go for a walk to pick some berries and mushrooms.  Fortunately for …

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