Helsinki: A city of beauty

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After two full days of sightseeing and roaming the beautiful city of Helsinki, I can honestly say it is a city of beautiful people, landscape and culture.  We have learned much about the city of Helsinki’s urban plan for sustainability, Helsinki’s independence from Russia and Sweden and the wonderful culture of the sauna.  The people are very freindly and helpful projecting a warm welcome in this cool climate.

We have enjoyed our short time in Helsinki and look forward to learning more in Stockholm…a short overnight cruise away.

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Helsinki….we have arrived

After a long day of travel….9 hour flight to Amsterdam, 5 hour layover, 3 hour flight to Helsinki and a 10 hour time difference…we arrived in Helsinki safe and sound.  Tired and dragging, we headed to our welcome dinner at Ravintola Kellarifrouvi.  The dinner was fabulous and the goup members got to know each other a better.

We head out in the morning for our first official city tour and eco-site visit  Stay tuned…..

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Eco Viikki in Helsinki

One of our first site visits of HI:Europa 2012 regarding sustainability will be to the Viikki Eco-development in Helsinki.  Our tour will be lead by Helsinki city architect, Tuomas Eskola.  Here is a link regarding Viikki:

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HI:Europa 2012 Scandinavia and more

Well, HI:Europa 2012 will be on the road again shortly.  We leave on Monday, September 3rd and return on Thursday, September 20th.  Keep up with our adventures as we blog our way through Helsinki, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Berlin and Amsterdam.

You can keep abreast of posts on the dedicated page listed above.

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Hello World

This is exactly what travelers from Marylhurst University will be saying as we begin our Study Abroad Marylhurst (S.A.M.) HI:Europa short-term travel study program.

Each year, the HI:Europa travel study program will be visiting fascinating and interesting cities.  This travel study program will take participants through a myriad of culture, history and wonderful delight.

Follow us each year on our travels as we start this great learning adventure.

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