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Armenia (other) Visit: 2008-9
2008-10-09 - Organized round tour of Armenia September 2008

Jerevan , Lake Sevan, Dzoraget




Azores Visit: 2006-6
2008-04-22 - Azores 19.6.2006-26.6.2006

In the middle of Atlantic Ocean. The number of toursist is not too big.




Bhutan Visit: 2010-4
2010-04-12 - Clean, safe and friendly, good mountain air.
In a group tour of 16 people we visited Paro, Punakha and Thimphu. My favoürite capital city is now Thimphu "a metropolis" of 100 000 people.
Practically no beggars. No active salesman.
At a shop or market you can look what to buy in peace without any attack (buy, buy, buy, very cheap) from the staff.
Lovely country that can be visited only by paying 200 dollars daily which includes all - food, accomodation, sight seeing, guide etc. Big group is not needed so you could even travel on your on.
All over the world small children are speaking the same language - crying and yelling all the time continuous. But not in Bhutan.
Dogs are loose but are not aggressive although they bark at nights.
Bhutan is a very religious Buddhist country.


Canary Islands Visit: 2007-12
2008-04-14 - My trip abroad number 100 was to Las Palmas , Gran Canaria , December 2007, which place I tried to avoid until that.

Las Palmas is a real Spanish City with the population of about 400 000. At the moment there are 8000 beds in hotels which is getting down.

Beach tourists stay at other places where there is only sun and sand and pubs and restaurants - places like Maspalomas, Playa del Ingels etc. That is touristland for tourists and is about the same all over the world.




Cuba Visit: 2006-1
2008-04-22 - Cuba 25.12.2005-9.1.2006

There was a hurry to see Cuba when Fidel Castro was still in power.

Now it seems that things are finally changing there.




Guatemala Visit: 2008-12
2009-01-19 - Organized tour to Mexico and Guatemala 20.12.2008-5.1.2009.In Guatemala Antigua, Chichicastenango, Panajachel, Giudad del Guatemala, Livingston and lake Peten.


Iceland Visit: 1988-6
2008-04-14 - Iceland is an expencive and cold country. The temperature is usually between -5 and +15 Celsius degrees.

My next visit there will be a Cruise at June-July 2008 (with some other places like Faroe Islands)




Japan (other) Visit: 2006-10
2008-04-23 - Osaka amd Kioto, Japan 4.-11.10.2006

Everything works perfectly in there.

Japan is now cheaper than it used to be. Not a cheap country but compared to Finland the price level is now reasonable.



Lebanon Visit: -

Oman (other) Visit: -


Quintana Roo Visit: 2009-1
2009-01-19 - Organized tour to Mexico and Guatemala 20.12.2008-5.1.2009.Scond time in Mexico now Cancun and Playa del Carmen.


Scotland Visit: 2007-6
2008-04-22 - Edinburgh Scotland 17.6.2007-24.6.2007
Scotland was missing but this trip correceted that.


Syria Visit: 2006-4
2008-04-22 - Syria (and Lebanon) 8.4.2006-17.4.2006

Internaly Syria has been a peaceful place for a quit long time.

The war and violance is now at some neighbour countriess like shorty after my visit again in Lebanon.


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