You are viewing a read-only archive of the Blogs.Harvard network. Learn more.

All Aboard (for Tallinn)

I must admit I was a bit nervous about the boat ride from Helsinki, Finland, to Tallinn, Estonia. My recent history on boats has not been too promising (it included puking over the side of a sailboat in Boston Harbor). After reading that the Baltic Sea can be rough I had to weigh options: 1 […]

Just Say Yes to Boston

At least, that’s what Stockman’s department store in Helsinki was telling us at the beginning of our trip. Two weeks later, I’m now back home in Boston (ok, the suburbs of Boston) and loving it – even with the drizzle. All in all, it was a great vacation. I will admit that I was more […]

It Ain’t Over Til It’s Over

Oops. Without access to a computer I haven’t had the opportunity to post much on here. It’s been 13 days since the trip began and I have seen Helsinki (Finland), Tallinn (Estonia), Ghent, Bruges, Oostende, and Brussels (all Belgium), and now Paris (France). I should be flying back this afternoon, but those whacky French unions […]

More helsinki…a little at a time

Helsinki. Random pics from Kiasma Art Museum, candy section of grocery, and Senate Square, and Central Railway Station.. You can figure out which is which.

Facebook hates me

I finally get access to the Internet and Facebook locks me out because it doesn’t think i am me! Anyway, having a good time. Helsinki wasn’t what i expected, but I will write more on that later. For now, enjoy the pic from a public restroom. Enjoy!

Hei, Helsingissä!

That translates to “Hello, Helsinki”, not that I’d be able to pronounce any of it. In just under 24 hours we should be landing in Finland, beginning a nearly two week adventure. We’ll stay the first 3 days with friends of Randy rigth in the heart of Helsinki, then we’ll take a ferry to Tallinn, […]

(un)Like Riding a Bike

Today is September 9th. It is also the first day I’ve worn pants in over 3 months. I think the last time I wore pants was around Memorial Day. But with highs expected at about 70 degrees (and morning temperatures even lower), I figured I’d wear jeans today. It’s weird. I’m not used to having […]

One More Time

I went down to the Cape to help my parents prepare for the “hurricane”. I knew it wasn’t likely to be a direct hit, but I must admit I was expecting (hoping) for a bit more action than what we got. The rain didn’t start until between 10pm and 11pm. And the highest wind gust […]