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A couple of years ago I was told a new thing about an old photo of mine by a fellow VTer BarryAir from Louisiana. It seems that the clouds on the sky form a word "Hi" on the surface of the water. Thanks a lot, Barry, for pointing this intriguing fact out to me, since I never noticed it before. :)

Current and future trips

***A wish list***

In the years to come, I'd love to explore other continents besides Europe a bit more. I'd really love to visit Brazil, Cuba, and the Philippines. I am also interested in the former Soviet Republics. They strike me as really fascinating places to go to, but I think I need to learn Russian first :)

Past travels

In the 1990s and early 2000, I travelled mainly in Europe. I have driven through the continent by car three times, travelled from one country to another by train twice with my friends and stayed in several youth hostels and other budget accommodation. Since I was based in the Netherlands and Belgium for a couple of years, I was able to explore cities in the neighbouring countries such as Cologne, Paris, Lille and Frankfurt. I have also been further to the East, North and South-East of Europe such as Poland, Czech Republic, the Baltic States, Cyprus, Italy and Spain.

Some years ago, in 2007, I finally also managed to venture outside Europe for the first time, as I went to New York City in Spring. I thought the city was absolutely fab. In 2008, I made my first ever trip to Finland's eastern neighbour: the mighty Russia. It was a day trip to a city that used to be part of Finland before the WW II, Vyborg. This trip was really good too. I am so pleased I have been to the country now, since it seems like a very interesting place, indeed. In 2010, I also went to South-East Asia for the first time. Slowly, but surely I'm getting there: visiting more and more places outside Europe. I have recently come back from Seoul, South Korea, which I thought was absolutely fascinating! Bitterly cold in December and January, but so lively, technologically advanced, modern and intriguing. I has definitely made me want to see more of Asia: Japan is on my list next!

In 2015 I have a lot of trips in the beginning of the year. Some are work-related, but I may stay a few extra days to explore the cities further.

2015 - the 1980s

Seoul, South Korea (January)
Joensuu, Finland (February)
Amsterdam (March)
Milan (April)
Spain (April)?
Stockholm (May)
Tokyo, Japan (August-September?)
Portugal (September?)

Cork, Ireland (April)
Helsinki, Finland (August)
Tromso, Norway (September)
Seoul, South Korea (December)

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (January)
Caen, France (Easter)
Torrevieja, Spain (April-May)
Copenhagen (June)
Caen & Pornic, France (July)
Tampere and Helsinki, Finland (August)
Brussels (September)
Amsterdam (December)

Lisbon, Cascais/Estoril and Sesimbra, Portugal (June)
Raleigh and Outer Banks, North Carolina, and Washington DC, US (July-August)
Tampere and Helsinki, Finland (August)
Amsterdam, the Netherlands (October)
Ho Chi Minh City and Phu Quoc island, Vietnam (December)

Torrevieja, Spain (April)
Benalmadena, Spain (Easter)
Tampere, Jyvaskyla and Helsinki, Finland
Pa'tong, Phuket, Thailand (December)

Saint-Malo, France.
Tampere and Helsinki, Finland
Pa'tong, Phuket, Thailand (December)

Tallinn, Estonia
Guildford, Alresford & Southampton, UK
Tampere, Turku & Helsinki, Finland
Luebeck, Germany
Calais, France
Stockholm, Sweden

Vyborg, Russia
London, UK
Duisburg, Germany
Helsinborg & Stockholm, Sweden
Helsinki & Tampere, Finland.

New York, US
Cadiz & Seville, Spain
Tampere & Helsinki, Finland
London, Brighton, Oxford, Bath and Winchester, UK
Rome, Italy
Barcelona and Puerto de la Cruz, Isla de Tenerife, Spain

Helsinki & Kajaani, Finland
Brussels, Brugge, Mons/Bergen, Liege, Antwerp, Leuven, Namur and Dinant, Belgium
Cologne, Germany
Maastricht, NL
Lille & Calais, France
Belfast, Derry, Portrush, Bushmills & Omagh, Northern Ireland, UK
London, UK

Calais, France
Dusseldorf & Weimar, Germany
Krakow & Oswiecim, Poland
Riga, Latvia
Tallinn, Estonia
Helsinki & Kajaani, Finland
Brussels & Brugge, Belgium
London, UK

Pau, France
Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Munich & Konstanz, Germany
Bern, Geneve, Zurich, St Gallen, Schaffhausen, Engelberg and Lucerne, Switzerland
Salzburg, Innsbruck and Vienna, Austria
Kajaani, Finland
London, UK

Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Paris, France
Helsinki, Finland
London, UK

Helsinki, Finland
London, Bournemouth, Portsmouth, Southampton, Salisbury & Winchester, UK

Haarlem, Lelystad, Groningen, The Hague, Leiden, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Amersfoort & Maastricht, NL
London & Winchester, UK
Paris, France;
Helsinki, Finland

Talinn, Estonia
Leiden, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague & Utrecht NL
Duisburg, Germany
Ghent & Antwerp, Belgium

Warsaw, Gdansk, Hel, Gdynia, Poznan & Wroclaw, Poland
Hradec Králové & Prague, Czech Republic

Balestrand & Bergen, Norway

Nicosia, Cyprus

Larnaca, Troodos Mountains & Nicosia, Cyprus
Nice, France
San Remo, Italy

Stockholm & Gothenburg, Sweden

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