Finland in winter

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Ida-Malena
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Re: Finland in winter

Post by Ida-Malena » Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:57 pm

Thanks anyway Sami! Kiitos! ;)
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Re: Finland in winter

Post by kasper » Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:39 pm

Ida-Malena wrote:Hey guys! We´re coming to Finland for the first time to see Frank in Åbo and Helsinki, do you have any "tourist" tips for us in between the gigs, where should we go and what should we see? And where should we go to have a beer before the gig? :)
For beers in Helsinki I'd suggest Loose. It's really close to Tavastia too.

Tourist tips..hmm...I'd stay away from Suomenlinna as Thursday and Friday are going to be pretty cold and you'll freeze your ass off strolling around that island.

Depends what you're into really. Some areas you might want to visit could be Kallio (=Bit of a bohemian area north of the city center. Cheaper beer than rest of Helsinki) and Punavuori (south of city center, lots of small speciality shops and lots of bars, "design district" or "hipster district")

Then there's the basic stuff: Couple churches, couple market squares, modern arts museum etc :lol:

Dont know much about what to do in Turku except drink beer (this is the plan!). I guess the old castle and the old church are the biggest sights. For bars, walk around the market square (cant miss it, everything is around that) and you'll find something.

Hope you have a nice trip over. See you in Turku and Helsinki 8)

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Re: Finland in winter

Post by Ida-Malena » Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:16 pm

Awesome, thanks! "Loose" seems like a really cool place, definitely have to go there! Also nice to hear about those more "bohemian" areas :) I actually wanted to see Suomenlinna (as the history geek I am) but yeah, we have to come back in the summer for that I think! ;) Kiitos for the tips and see ya (maybe ;) at the gigs!
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Re: Finland in winter

Post by kasper » Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:22 am

Ida-Malena wrote:Awesome, thanks! "Loose" seems like a really cool place, definitely have to go there! Also nice to hear about those more "bohemian" areas :) I actually wanted to see Suomenlinna (as the history geek I am) but yeah, we have to come back in the summer for that I think! ;) Kiitos for the tips and see ya (maybe ;) at the gigs!
Then definitely go see the castle in Turku. Part of Sweden's history too!

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Re: Finland in winter

Post by Ida-Malena » Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:41 am

yeah that one seems close to the city center so we´ll definitely go there, thanks again! :)
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Re: Finland in winter

Post by eh » Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:42 am

eh wrote:The only time Frank's been here with the Sleeping Souls was on a Sunday night and it was still a great gig, so a Friday night should be something else. I'm still hoping I can avoid working on Thursday and Friday so I can see the Turku and Tampere gigs as well.
Unfortunately I was sick last week, so I do have to work on Thursday. No Turku for me.

But the client I'm working with is moving to a new office and we were told not to come to work on Friday. Which means I can go to Tampere on Thursday, I guess.
Ida-Malena wrote:Hey guys! We´re coming to Finland for the first time to see Frank in Åbo and Helsinki, do you have any "tourist" tips for us in between the gigs, where should we go and what should we see? And where should we go to have a beer before the gig? :)
You have checked out the official tourist information sites of Helsinki and Turku, right?

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Re: Finland in winter

Post by eh » Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:46 am

WikiTravel's Helsinki page is pretty nice as well.

I haven't spent enough time in Turku to say whether the same can be said about its entry on WT, but at least the restaurant recommendations are good enough. I recommend checking at least one of the bars built in a former a) public toilet, b) pharmacy, c) bank and d) school. I'm not sure how Dynamo is during the week, but on weekends it's a nice "alternative" nightclub.

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Re: Finland in winter

Post by Kyninho » Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:06 pm

In Helsinki, Loose is the bar to go, really nice atmosphere and good music!

Tomorrow, tomorrow!!! Preparing for a road trip;toothbrush, a pair of socks, boxers, 4 tshirts, whatelse?! Haha!

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Re: Finland in winter

Post by Watergirl » Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:34 pm

Very jealous of everyone going to these gigs. Have fun!
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Re: Finland in winter

Post by Ida-Malena » Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:44 pm

Kyninho wrote: Tomorrow, tomorrow!!! Preparing for a road trip;toothbrush, a pair of socks, boxers, 4 tshirts, whatelse?! Haha!
1 pair of socks and 4 t-shirts??? Hahaha ;)

Thanks all again. Yes I´ve checked the tourist info on the internet but I thought it´s be nice to hear tips from the locals :)

Well, leaving for Finland early tomorrow so see ya at the gigs! :)
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Re: Finland in winter

Post by kasper » Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:49 am

Awesome. 3 nights to go!

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Re: Finland in winter

Post by Kyninho » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:05 pm

Wou. What a night. Today again! Come ooooooon!

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Re: Finland in winter

Post by Sami » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:40 pm

Tonight and tomorrow is going to be one of the best times ive had in a while, I guess. I cant ask for anything more, I wont ask for anything more...
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Re: Finland in winter

Post by Maaria » Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:37 am

Hi,

I really want to go to see FT in Helsinki, I love his music and I already have tickets. But now I'm start to wondering am I some kind of freak there then, 51 years old woman maybe even alone among all these young people. Is there usually any other older people?

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Finland in winter

Post by frank » Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:56 am

Hey maaria. Everyone is welcome at my shows, please do come along.
Shows? All of em.

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