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Mar 23 2015 Issue #1213

To Ylläs on Friday

Easter is soon and this means that we embark to journey to Ylläs in Lapland. We have been enjoying snow in the springtime in Ylläs for four years in a row, so this is already a tradition.

This year is a bit different compared to previous ones, though — my parents are joining the trip. Kids are waiting eagerly to ski with them, especially our youngest one who’s three years now.

We’ll take a night train from Helsinki to Kolari on Friday and return back to Espoo in a week. As the place is somewhat remote and distances are quite big — near in Lapland means anything less than 100 kilometers — we’ll drive our car to the train, too.

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