We choose to escape Notting Hill Carnival in London during the August Bank Holidays weekend in England and took the road to Brecon Beacon Wales. We were planning on hiking Pen Y Fan which is the highest peak in South Wales but at the last minute, we changed our mind and went to Black Mountain. Best idea ever!
After a quick stop at Savonlinna center to see the castle by day - and grab some breakfast! - we're on the road again. We're heading toward Puumala, back south, at the heart of the lake district. We were advised to try our luck at seal spotting on the lake by walking the "Seal Trail".... Continue Reading →
We arrived at Lahti in the evening just before sundown and found our lovely Airbnb (link) host waiting for us. The house was a typical Finnish wooden house with a sauna cabin outside. You just had to cross the rail line to arrive at an amazing lake where you can swim, fish or picnic. The... Continue Reading →