"Welcome to Emile's Helsinki & other destinations" Emile72's Profile
Hi Everyone, welcome to my VT home page. My name is Emile, born and raised in the Netherlands. After studying, living and spending time in countries like Canada, Germany and Poland, I wound up living in a great country named Finland! (in Espoo)
My greatest passion and hobby is travelling. .
Most recent trips:
September: Stuttgart, Paris.
July: Japan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore.
May: Switzerland, Germany, Holland.
April 2009: Switzerland.
March 2009: New York, Atlanta, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Dominica, Barbados, St. Lucia, Antigua, St. Kitts&Nevis.
February 2009: Belgium, Netherlands, Germany.
January 2009: London.
December 2008: Toronto, Netherlands, Germany.
November 2008: London, Holland, Germany, Houston.
October 2008: Istanbul.
September 2008: Germany, the Netherlands.
July 2008: China, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Laos, Indonesia.
June 2008: Houston.
May 2008: Vilnius, Hamburg, London, London.
April 2008: Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands.
March 2008: China, Macau, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore.
January 2008: Netherlands, Germany, London, UK.
December 2007: London, UAE, Oman.
November 2007: London, Houston.
October 2007: Amsterdam, Paris.
September 2007: Paris.
August 2007: Iceland.
July 2007: Delhi, Kuala Lumpur, Cambodia, Bali.
June 2007: Toronto, Brussels, Riga, Chicago, Geneve. Houston, Tallinn.
May 2007: Paris, London, Vienna, Netherlands.
April 2007: Netherlands, London.
March 2007: Hamburg, Mauritius, New York.
February 2007: Houston, New York, Hamburg.
December 2006: Netherlands, Germany.
November 2006: Berlin, Houston.
October 2006: Dusseldorf, Moscow, Barcelona, Belgium, Netherlands.
September 2006: London, Warsaw.
August 2006: Milan, Italy.
July 2006: China, Phillipines, Singapore, Thailand.
June 2006: Vilnius, London, Netherlands, Germany.
June 2006: Bahrain (various times August 2005-June 2006).
May 2006: Hungary, Bulgaria.
August 2005: Thailand, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, Indonesia.
July 2005: Berlin, Germany.
June 2005: Tallinn, Estonia.
May 2005: Frankfurt, Germany.
April 2005: Paris, France.
March 2005: The Netherlands.
March 2005: Texas, USA.
Trips coming up:
My Top destinations (excl. cities):
#: Every square inch of Norway (June 1982 - February 2000).
-> The nature, the sounds, the smells. It IS by far the most beautiful place on earth.
#: Borneo (September 2005)
-> Proboscis Monkeys, Vipers, Crocodiles, Fireflies....it's like stepping into a series on Animal Planet.
#: Hyder, Alaska, USA (August 1997)
-> Bears crossing the street with mountains and glaciers in the background. Total nature.
#: Iceland (August 2007)
-> Nature, nature, nature, so beautiful
#: Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA (September 2003)
-> Watching the sunset over one of world's most amazing landscapes.
#: Cambodia (July 2007)
-> The people, the culture, so special.
#: Bohol, Philippines (July 2006)
-> What a laid back place and the nature is unbelievably beatiful.
#: Death Valley, California, USA (March 1997)
-> So desolate, so beautiful.
#: US Virgin Islands, St. Thomas (March 2009)
-> Magen's Bay, is there any beach more beautiful?
(and close: Bali rice fields, Zion NP, Organ Pipe NP, Tuscany, Scottish Highlands, Tatra mountains)
My Top destinations (cities):
#: Helsinki, Finland (current)
-> See my Helsinki pages.
#: Berlin, Germany (April 2004)
-> First visiting the Museum Insel, then shopping at the Kudamm and finnishing the day partying till late in the morning. Amazing city.
#: Singapore (August 2005)
-> Great nightlife and shopping
#: Las Vegas, USA (September 2002)
-> So different than any other city.
#: Hong Kong (July 2006)
-> Simply fascinating
#: Pnom Penh (July 2007)
-> Wild, wild East
#: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (March 2002)
-> Experiencing the one and only Carnival. Brasilian passion.
(and close: Oslo, Saigon, Kuala Lumpur, Krakow, Chicago, Santa Barbara, Lisboa, Tallinn, Roma, Milan, Montreal, Potsdam, Wiesbaden, Banff, Bellingwolde, Toronto, Chicago, New York)
Helsinki is really a wonderful city. Perfect in the summer when the days never seems to end, but also during the 'darker' months, Christmas and Pikkujoulu times are great. The city is safe, clean, has a friendly atmosphere and is not as expensive as everyone tends to think. You can enjoy the seaside (and the sea itself of course) almost everywhere. Same for the islands. Or take a cruise to Tallinn or Stockholm. Pleasure guaranteed. Furthermore Helsinki has a boasting nightlife and lots other interesting things to see and do. Just take a look at my Helsinki page.
Top 5 things to do in Helsinki:
1: Enjoy a picnic during summer on Suomenlinna
2: Stroll along the Esplanadi ending up at Kappeli's terrace.
3: A night on town, discovering Helslinki's other wild side.
4: Watching the cruiseships and the harbour sitting on the stairs in front of the "white church" - cathedral.
5: Walking around the Toolo bay (Toolonlahti) an oasis of green almost right in the centre.
These are the trips I'd like to make...sooner or later...
-Belize, El Salavador, Guatemala, Honduras
-Argentina, Chile, Peru
-South Georgia Island
-Jordania & Syria
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updated their Profile Page "Welcome to Emile's Helsinki & other destinations"
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- Commented on one of kmohandas's Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands travel pages
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Top 10 Pages
- Helsinki Intro, 60 reviews, 52 photos
- Kuching Intro, 8 reviews, 30 photos
- Tallinn County Intro, 13 reviews, 21 photos
- Houston Intro, 10 reviews, 22 photos
- Phnom Penh Intro, 10 reviews, 21 photos
- Hong Kong Intro, 9 reviews, 19 photos
- Guangzhou Intro, 8 reviews, 19 photos
- Death Valley National Park Intro, 6 reviews, 21 photos
- Bali Intro, 8 reviews, 18 photos
- Agra Intro, 7 reviews, 19 photos
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