About eight hours later, I arrived in Helsinki, Finland. It’s first time to visit North Europe. As soon as I got out of the airport, I felt cold!!
I came to North Europe. The coldness made me feel so even more strongly.
I took a bus to go to the central city and sent message to my friends and said that I arrived in Finland!
I was excited sending messages to my friends who are in Japan. I felt a sense of superiority a few to friends who live a routine life.
In the meanwhile, The bus arrived in the central of Helsinki. I left my big luggage in a coin locker and started walking around the city.
At that time, I realized that my luggage was too many and heavy to carry around while traveling . But it’s too late! I imagined that this journey would be a heavy one….
The square in front of this is famous for the place of relaxation. This looks it floats in the sky.
After I walked around the city, I came back to the station and I headed for the town Rovaniemi by a sleeper train.
As the room of the sleeper train was really small, I didn’t feel comfortable so much. But the train itself touched the heart of a traveler.
Rovaniemi is famous for Santa Claus Village. It’s one of dream to meet Santa Claus in Finland. It’s written on the bucket list I wrote when I was in Japan. Although I don’t think that life would change even though I meet Santa Claus . Nevertheless ,I wanted to do as many things on the bucket list as during this traveling.
The village was smaller than expected. However,I came here in Rovaniemi on my own to fulfill my dream. I could be proud of myself about that.
Travel is a journey , not a destination. Even though the dream I’ve been dreamed of being different from what I expected , I never regret the journey as I could be excited in the process, I could dream of dreams.
I went back to Helsinki from Rovaniemi and I headed for Porvo soon by bus . What a busy travel! But I can’t help doing it once I come up with going somewhere.
Porvo is the second oldest town in Finland. The beautiful townscape made my heart beat with exciting and made me forget how much tired I was.
I think old town is the most beautiful place wherever I go. We usually like new things on the one hand, but at the same time , we would like to see old stuffs.
I ate the meat of reindeer here. It’s must-eat food here in Finland.
And then I went back to Helsinki again.