November 22, 2013

Cycling Suomi

Two crazy Dutch cousins cycling Finland.

When I jokingly asked my cousin Marcia last spring if she wanted to join me on my cycling trip in Finland, her answer surprisingly was yes!

Left is Marcia, right is me ( Loes), young and still young!

I didn't believe her in the beginning, only after she bought a proper bike and booked the flight, the joke turned into reality. We were going together!

It was time to plan the trip, and although the daily amount of kilometres scared us, we had reached the point of no return. This trip turned out to be all about fighting our monsters, our fears, which already started with the preparations.

We planned the route along the west- coast which would take us from  Helsinki via Turku, Pori, Vaasa to our  destination Oulu. Since a girl need her comfort now and then ( hot shower, sauna, mirrors) we also planned to stay in as many Hi-Hostels along this road  and write about our travel experiences on the Hostelling Finland blog.

In the coming weeks you will be able to read all about our adventures and how we met our fears and  had our struggles. But let's not whine about that now, I will have plenty of opportunity to do this in my next posts!


November 6, 2013

Win a stay at Eurohostel

Eurohostel is one of the largest hostels in Scandinavia open all year around. This city hostel is located close to the sea in central Helsinki - in a unique part of the town surrounded by Art Nouveu buildings and old red brick warehouses.  The sights, shops and restaurants of central Helsinki are all within walking distance and the ferries from Stockholm arrive just few steps away. Eurohostel is also easy to reach by trams.

Fully licenced Restaurant Katajanmarja on the street level serves breakfast. The restaurant serves dinner and á la carte meals in the evenings. It also offers a wide collection of Finnish beers.

Relaxing morning sauna is always included in the room rate - an experience you can´t miss when staying at Eurohostel.

To win a free stay in Eurohostel category twin room with breakfasts and morning sauna, you´ll have to:

1.    Like Facebook page here.
2.    Leave a comment why you wanna win the stay in the comment field below.

The contest runs until November 12th and we will announce the winner here and on our Facebook page. The Eurohostel gift card is valid until 31.12.2013.

Good luck!

Hostelling International Finland  & Eurohostel team (