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Eventually getting to Nowhere

  Slow but steady, my boreal route goes on; but for the past few days, despite being so close in time, I’m mixing up in my head some towns and landscapes, some places and shops, as nothing special seems to be taking place; and only with some effort and the help of the map I … Continue reading »

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Ristijärvi and Artemiev’s boreal epopee

It is no accident that for the past two days an unforgettable music by Artemiev rings at all hours within my head: it’s the soundtrack of Siberiade, one of those  Russian must-see that  –being European movie markets sold to the big capital– never reach our screens. In the film, Konchalovsky tells us the story of … Continue reading »

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Rautalampi’s ghastly fog

  It’s been decades since I’m bothering my friends with the preach that, in a clever society, some rudiments of thermodynamics should be taught in mandatory elementary school, for reasons not solely environmental but also economical. Unfortunately, very few of us are aware of how many resources (directly translatable to money, for those who don’t … Continue reading »

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Memories of Tampere, yearnings of sauna

. My four days’ stay in Ranta-Hölli was like a short holiday that rendered a brand-new me, phisically and spiritually, as if I had been in a balneary. There I ran into a cyclist who was on a long trip riding a bycicle and hauling a small trailer with his luggage, tent and sleeping bag. It … Continue reading »

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First steps on Finland two-wheeled

. It was when entering Estonia that I had felt I was stepping on Scandinavia’s doorstep, but only after crossing the Baltic sea and going ashore on Helsinki I’ve got the feeling that my journey faces a new stage: the Scandinavian one (or maybe just the Finnish one, we’ll see), of which my first goal is … Continue reading »

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