Archive for the ‘New Horizons’ Category

So that’s why they are called BOREalis (zing!)

Posted: 4th November 2010 by Chuck Flysh in New Horizons

Found this baby left in my drafts, so here goes very VERY belatedly: Hoo, finally arrived back from an exciting half week in Lapland, and a short trip to Tallinn before that. The latter was my first visit to one of the Baltic states, and I while I can’t speak for the rest of Estonia, [...]

The Finland Road Trip Drinking Game

Posted: 20th October 2010 by Chuck Flysh in New Horizons

More than one and a half months have flown by in the icy north, and since last week it has become a good deal icier. The snows have reached Joensuu, which until now mostly blessed us with sunny (or what passes in Finland for sunny) weather. Well, the sleets anyway. I’ve spent the last couple [...]

Pierogies Are Awesome

Posted: 30th August 2010 by Chuck Flysh in New Horizons

Gonna make this a quick one as it’s getting a little late. Not much to say anyway except that I’ve finally arrived in Joensuu, sitting in a quaint little hostel with free WiFi. Driving down those long Finnish motorways comes close to mediation. Forests, lakes, a few fields, forests with lakes shining through, forests and [...]

Sarcastic iPod Is Sarcastic (also, Helsinki!)

Posted: 29th August 2010 by Chuck Flysh in New Horizons

Mhhh. So, after watching a nice sunset over the Baltic Sea (and a nasty wind whipping up my hair), there was not much left to report about my ferry trip. The next day I was greeted by cold rain, and when I finally drove my car out of the ship’s steel belly and onto the [...]