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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

During the past 10 years, I have been travelling 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. After having been based in the Netherlands and Belgium for a couple of years, I have been 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 WWII, 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.

2013 - the 1980s

2013
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (January)
Caen, France (Easter)
Torrevieja, Spain (April-May)
Copenhagen (June)
Caen & Pornic, France (July)
Tampere and Helsinki, Finland (August)

2012
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)

2011
Bath
Torrevieja, Spain (April)
Benalmadena, Spain (Easter)
London
Tampere, Jyvaskyla and Helsinki, Finland
Pa'tong, Phuket, Thailand (December)

2010
Saint-Malo, France.
Tampere and Helsinki, Finland
Pa'tong, Phuket, Thailand (December)

2009
Tallinn, Estonia
Guildford, Alresford & Southampton, UK
Tampere, Turku & Helsinki, Finland
Luebeck, Germany
Calais, France
Stockholm, Sweden

2008
Vyborg, Russia
London, UK
Duisburg, Germany
Helsinborg & Stockholm, Sweden
Helsinki & Tampere, Finland.

2007
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

2006
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

2005
Calais, France
Dusseldorf & Weimar, Germany
Krakow & Oswiecim, Poland
Lithuania
Riga, Latvia
Tallinn, Estonia
Helsinki & Kajaani, Finland
Brussels & Brugge, Belgium
London, UK

2004
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

2003
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Paris, France
Helsinki, Finland
London, UK

2002
Helsinki, Finland
London, Bournemouth, Portsmouth, Southampton, Salisbury & Winchester, UK

2001
Haarlem, Lelystad, Groningen, The Hague, Leiden, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Amersfoort & Maastricht, NL
London & Winchester, UK
Paris, France;
Helsinki, Finland
Hungary

2000
Talinn, Estonia
Leiden, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague & Utrecht NL
Duisburg, Germany
Ghent & Antwerp, Belgium

1999
Warsaw, Gdansk, Hel, Gdynia, Poznan & Wroclaw, Poland
Hradec Králové & Prague, Czech Republic

1997
Balestrand & Bergen, Norway

1994
Nicosia, Cyprus

1990-1992
Larnaca, Troodos Mountains & Nicosia, Cyprus
Nice, France
San Remo, Italy
Monaco

1980s
Stockholm & Gothenburg, Sweden

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