Place 18 – Day 1: Helsinki ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ – Car, Bus, Train (X2), Plane, Train & Tram!

๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Hei! ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ

Our time at Sรฆtre farm is over! ๐Ÿ˜”

We had an amazing time learning new skills that we didn’t know anything about, we managed to renovate a whole room, build fences and so much more! 

We felt like the family were our family or it felt like we were visiting friends. The atmosphere was excellent!

We started the day early and left for the bus stop, which Martin & Hege gratefully took us down to, which was kind! They both and Tarn, waited until the bus went and said goodbye which was really lovely!

We both had to get the bus to Kongsberg and Jana was also leaving so she had to do the same. We all sat in the cafรฉ we used previously in Kongsberg station and had a drink whilst waiting for time to pass. Time did pass and we had to say another goodbye, this time to Jana, and we then got on the train to Oslo.

We had to change at Oslo central station and had 10 minutes to do so! We got the correct platform and train and had just a 20 minute ride to the airport. We got to the airport and sorted our bags, getting tags from the machine and using the self-bag drop machine, which made it much easier!

We then breezed through security and had about 1.5 hours to kill. We bought a couple of drinks and then took a wander to our gate and sat there. Shortly after, we started boarding and took off. The flight was nice and easy, especially for Kim who slept the whole time!

We landed in Helsinki and had to get to the centre. Paying just 10โ‚ฌ (by the way, Finland uses the Euro, which we didn’t know!) we caught another train to the centre, where we changed to a tram. We had a mild amount of entertainment as a drunk person was struggling, a lot, to get onto the tram, falling multiple times. Once a Finnish guy helped him on his way, he then started talking with us before he himself entered a tram, but not before saying ‘Peace & Love’ to us. What an interesting Finland experience we have had already.

We are now in our hostel, after checking in and going to the golden arches for some quick food. 

Our hostel had just 2 toilets and 3 showers per floor,per gender for 30 rooms (potential of 60 guests!!). The showers also have gaps in the glass so everyone will be able to see everything when we shower! This will be an interesting experience…


– Mr & Mrs Hale 

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