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фев. 19, 2017

10:00 pm - Tenerife 2016: Hiking in Anaga mountains

If someone would ask me what is my favorite place in Tenerife, I'd answer without much hesitation - Anaga mountains. They are surrounded by ocean, they are green and wild in many places, they have so fascinating shapes.

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дек. 26, 2016

08:00 pm - St. Stephen's Day hiking

Finland will never be the same. In the night before the Christmas Eve I found myself queuing in Prisma (a huge hypermarket, the first one in the country to be open 24 hours). I thought that I will be the only night own / foreigner / agnostic there, but actually the queue was quite long.

And on the Christmas Eve I cycled to the church and after that went back home through the center. I was hungry and here it was - a truck with burgers, standing near the Central Railway station. On Christmas Eve, at 0:15 I had a tasty vege burger and a friendly customer service. Something like this would be impossible to imagine even 5 years ago.

I'm content with this Christmas also because I went hiking 2 days out of 3. On Sunday it was night hiking with torches (and testing new route near Saunakallio!), but today it was during the sunlight and I decided to take the camera with me. I didn't have any expectations as the days are mostly gray this time of the year, but the nature turned out to be at its best today.

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окт. 21, 2016

11:42 pm - Linlo island & Helsinki Outdoors Meetup

I did it! Finally created Helsinki Outdoors group on Meetup.com. The first trip was to the Linlo island.

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июн. 29, 2016

02:59 am - Midsummer 2016: "Running City" in Savonlinna and cycling in Punkaharju

Life is good. And what makes it even better is when Midsummer and rare days with +25 degrees happen at the same time.

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июн. 6, 2016

01:28 am - Ruuhijärvi

What Alex does during the first weekend of the summer? Goes to the forest, of course! This time with a tent, which was super good, because I haven't done it since last August.

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мар. 18, 2016

10:13 pm - Tenerife 2016: Punta del Hidalgo

The adjacent town fascinated me when I first saw it on the map. The road ends there abruptly and mountains begin. "It should be worth visiting", I thought, and went there one evening.

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фев. 29, 2016

11:53 pm - Tenerife 2016: Bajamar

Picking a place to live in being far away from it - that's always tough, but how many pleasant surprises wait you there! I couldn't imagine being in Finland how nice place is Bajamar, my first home in Tenerife.

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янв. 26, 2016

04:29 pm - Cycling in Tenerife highlands

Last weekend I went to explore how the cycling feels like on altitudes between 1000 and 2300 m.

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янв. 21, 2016

10:59 pm - Tenerife 2016: first impressions

First few days in Tenerife are over and I'd like to share some impressions while they are still vivid. Click "more" to see the sun, the ocean and the colorful Spanish towns.

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дек. 25, 2015

03:02 am - Christmas night ride

It's almost a tradition already - in the Christmas night I take my bike and go somewhere in the city, to feel the unique atmosphere, which happens only once in a year.

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