It’s good to be back in Finland. I forgot how expensive it was. I always feel like a real tightarse wherever I’m paying Euros.
So, I caught up with palmy and Dylan again and they even brought Heli down to Tallinn with them. That was fun.
Emily’s been having a good time in the hostel, too. She even does a little bit of work, thank goodness. She likes Finland, too. I think.
Back to the present, though. We tried to get the working holiday visa in Helsinki but the silly bitch at the embassy didn’t even know what I was talking about. I’ve got a feeling it’s going to be a real hassle to get back into the country if I want to stay for a long time legally.
It even seems mandatory to get travel insurance, for God’s sake. Bah. Either way, I have to get back in there because all my possessions are there and I’m meant to have more mail arriving from Benecke, too. I hope it fucking shows up.
For now though, I’m just going to try and enjoy Christmas and probably New Years now, as we’ll be kind of stuck unless I just go back to Estonia like a ferry ninja and overstay my 90 days. I could probably get away with it but I’d prefer to be legal. We’ll see.
Well, I did it. I managed to migrate my WordPress blog onto Drupal.
Now I have a reason to visit this site apart from clicking on my other links and perhaps listening to some embedded music.
Now you have a reason to visit, too.
Yep, still in Tallinn. I’m in the private rooms today instead of in the dorms. That’s why I’ve been enteretaining myself with my site instead of doing any work. Speaking of which, it could be time to scrub the toilets.
Emily arrives tomorrow. :O
I should brush my teeth.
Ok, so I haven’t really been using this thing much and I know no one really reads it anyway, regardless I’m going to write a bit.
What have I been up to? Well, the run down is something like this:
- Left Finland at the end of September
- Loved Tallinn (Estonia) as soon as I arrived
- Visited Riga (Latvia) with some kids I met in the hostel
- Came back to Tallinn and started working in the same hostel
- Visited London for 15 hours a month later on a stopover for Amsterdam
- Complete inability to recall my time in Amsterdam apart from knowing it was fun
- Visited Vilnius (Lithuania) to take a photo of the Frank Zappa statue
- Bussed back to Tallinn for another few weeks
- Went back to London for 5 nights to visit palmy and Dilly and some other buddies
- Came back to Tallinn and kept working
Of course, there’s plenty more to it than that, but they’re the kind of stories where you really had to be there to appreciate them anyway, so bugger that.
One thing I should mention is how cool the hostel is. Well, I think so. Unfortunately the website doesn’t seem to display properly in Firefox but it’s fine in IE, Tallinn Backpackers.
I never want to leave Estonia! It’s scary. I really dig it here.
Another thing I dig is listening to music off the Internet because I’m too lazy to keep pulling out my iPod. I started out on BlogMusik but I prefer Radio Blog Club. Enjoy it.