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[*] posted on 1-2-2009 at 06:12 PM
International PC meeting in Helsinki 28.-30.8.2009


Meeting photos:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kirsi68/sets/72157622169707266/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kirsi68/sets/72157622178384448/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kirsi68/sets/72157622061513119/
http://s219.photobucket.com/albums/cc118/soilianmeetings/Helsinki%2...
http://picasaweb.google.com/Delenna.from.Finland/HarisAndTheInterna...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mahako/sets/72157622178405020/
http://s190.photobucket.com/albums/z27/dandilion1981/2009/Helsinki%...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/anjaaustel/sets/72157622088754235/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/91536860@N00/sets/72157622285729954/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/42139194@N03/sets/72157622328027854/
http://picasaweb.google.com/Rowan6/HelsinkiInternationalPCMeeting28...

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The big meeting day will be on Saturday 29th August. There will be some programme on Friday and Sunday, also, depending on when people arrive and leave Finland. :) So, who will come? :D Tell us also how long you are going to stay.

Meeting programme

Friday 28 August
On Friday we'll meet at 6 pm by the Aleksis Kivi statue at the railway station square (there's a huge square, you can't miss it) and, IF the weather is nice and ok, we'll spend that evening outside, because pooca has some surprise activities for us. :wink1: If you want to buy postcards, come to the meeting point at 5 pm already. After shopping we'll gather together at the square again at 6 pm.

Saturday 29 August
On Saturday come to the station latest at 9.50am! We will start our tour at 10am, be in time!!
Meeting point will be the Aleksis Kivi statue at the railway station square and look for the sitting statue! I'll be there latest at 9.30am. If you need help with ticket(s), come early enough so that there will be enough time to help you! You will need a day ticket for the public transport.

We are going to catch the ferry to Suomenlinna leaving at 10.40am and before that we will make a short visit at Uspenskin Katedraali (orthodox church in Helsinki), if there's time. If the timetable is too tight, we will visit the church later on this day.
In Suomenlinna we will take the ferry back to Helsinki after 12 o'clock (maybe at 12.40). Then it's time to go around the city and buy some post cards... and we will also visit at the Moomin Shop! :love:

We will eat at 4pm at Sävel restaurant in Hakaniemi (address is Hämeentie 2). The food will cost 14e for one person and this is the buffet menu:

Salads
Pepper beef (bull)
Chicken BBQ
Rice / Potatoes
Water / Juice
Tea / Coffee
Bread
Also vegetarian food (for everyone): Tandor vegetable ragout

Sunday 30 August
On Sunday we will meet at the Aleksis Kivi statue, come around 9.45am as we will start the tour at 10am! You will need a day ticket for the public transport.

The tour on Sunday will be in this order:

1. Olympia Stadium Tower (if you want to go up the visit costs 2 €)
2. Flea market Valtteri
3. Linnanmäki amusement park

After visiting Linnanmäki, we can continue the tour, if you want.

Other information:

* Weather in Helsinki isn't very promising for Saturday :mad: at the moment. Don't forget your umbrellas! Edit: Today (Wed) it looks actually quite promising. :D

* Please, read this message about meeting postcards!

*Here's some addresses of the places we are going to visit:

Restaurant Sävel
Hämeentie 2

Valtteri flea market
Aleksis Kiven katu 17

Olympia Stadium
Paavo Nurmen tie 1

Linnanmäki
Tivolikuja 1

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R= comes to the dinner at the restaurant Sävel on Saturday afternoon.

pooca FI, the main organizer R
soilian + husband FI (Sat) R
Delenna FI R
cicus FI
anjaaustel DE (Fri-Sat-Sun) R
dandilion NL (Fri-Sat-Sun) R
Ninon RU + a friend (Fri-Sat-Sun) R
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octabis FR (Fri-Sat-Sun?) R
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jewel DE + a friend (Fri-Sat-Sun) R
Tarya FI R
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vergi RU (Fri-Sat-Sun) R
Sahrami FI (Fri?-Sun)
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duffeli FI (Fri-Sat for sure-Sun?) R
Litka RU (Fri-Sat-Sun) R
Liiolii FI (Fri-Sat-Sun) R
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MaHaKo FI R
wilma FI (Fri?-Sat)
ana PT R
paulo PT R
Huppu68 FI R
Aulikki FI (Fri-Sat-Sun) R
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Susannus FI R
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[*] posted on 1-2-2009 at 08:20 PM


i cant go :( :(

maybe next time though
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[*] posted on 1-2-2009 at 11:08 PM


If i can, i will definitly come, but i still don't know for sure what i will be doing at this period.
And if I come, this will be a week or so, but probably not all the time in Helsinki, would love to see other parts of the country too
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[*] posted on 2-2-2009 at 03:42 AM


I'm a bit dissapointed, but I really can't make it! I start working that week (after 2 months off!) in Vietnam...

Too bad! :(
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[*] posted on 2-2-2009 at 03:47 PM


I'll try to come :)
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[*] posted on 2-2-2009 at 05:56 PM


yeah come too!
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[*] posted on 4-2-2009 at 06:48 AM


I'm going to do visa at February, If I'll get it, we'll plan trip to Helsinki at August ;)
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[*] posted on 4-2-2009 at 07:35 PM


nina it will be cool to see you again.. and THEN i will give you lots of curry chicken recepies!
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[*] posted on 10-2-2009 at 11:30 AM


What? An international postcrossing meeting here in Finland :o

I didn't even notice. If its open for anyone, count me in. Any ideas where its held etc.?
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[*] posted on 10-2-2009 at 12:49 PM


If anyone is willing to rent me a room in Helsinki for about 1 week, I could come -I just don't want to pay €400 for the flight to stay just a weekend, I guess I should stay at least one week to see something of the city and surroundings...
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[*] posted on 10-2-2009 at 07:52 PM


Blackie, it would be great to meet you here. :) I wrote to the Finnish community if there's anyone who could accommodate you.
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I didn't even notice. If its open for anyone, count me in. Any ideas where its held etc.?

You are welcome, too. :) There aren't any exact plans yet.
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[*] posted on 10-2-2009 at 08:02 PM


i'm also interested to stay a whole week (1st week of september), but probably not in Helsinki since I want to see other places too, and i will probably be on my own, so if any postcrosser, finnish or not wants to visit with me, that may be fun !

I'm still not 100% i can come though, but i'm currently planning my summer

PS. And if anyone has a spare room for rent, or ideas for cheap places to stay, i'm open to any suggestions
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[*] posted on 11-2-2009 at 07:34 AM


Val, I'm SERIOUSLY considering either to go to Finland for the meeting or to Paris to visit you. lol.

The air ticket cost almost the same.
Now it's just about the accomodation.
A spare room to rent or cheap place to stay is good because Euro is double Singapore dollar.

I'd most probably be travelling on my own too.
I can't find any travelling buddy. :(
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[*] posted on 11-2-2009 at 08:55 AM


relie, that would be great !
you can come to europe for 2 weeks, one week travelling with me in Finland ( and we can share a room, cheapest that way), and then one week in Paris after ( free couch for you !)
But maybe boyfriend will come too.
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[*] posted on 11-2-2009 at 11:16 AM


try to look for a cheap place to stay at http://www.hostels.com

i book with them alot.
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[*] posted on 11-2-2009 at 12:42 PM


I have used http://www.hostelworld.com but I guess it's the same stuff.

This would be great time for me to start my very much planned and anticipated (by me) apartment hotel... You would all book flats from me, right? :P
If only it was possible now!
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[*] posted on 11-2-2009 at 06:58 PM


Here you can find accommodation in Helsinki.
http://www.helsinki.fi/en/index/matkailu/majoitus.html
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wink.gif posted on 12-2-2009 at 06:12 PM


Hi,

I was very glad to find out, that the meeting takes place in Helsinki and in August! I'll do my best to come :)
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[*] posted on 12-2-2009 at 06:53 PM


Actually you can call this meeting in Tampere also international! :)
https://forum.postcrossing.com/viewthread.php?tid=29645&page=1
13.-15.3.2009

Unfortunately I can't afford both. :(
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[*] posted on 22-2-2009 at 06:05 PM


I'll be there :)
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[*] posted on 7-3-2009 at 03:11 AM


It sounds very intersting to meet International postcrossers!

I'd very much love to go but I'm kind of worried about my English;)

Anyway,I'll try to make it!:P
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[*] posted on 11-3-2009 at 09:04 PM


Do you think this is something for my little daughter as well? (aged 4,5 years, will be almost 5 in that time)
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[*] posted on 15-3-2009 at 11:31 AM


Sure, kids are ok. :) Some Finnish members take their kids to the meetings too.
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[*] posted on 17-3-2009 at 10:00 AM


Oh, and I'll be there too.. :)
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[*] posted on 23-3-2009 at 11:43 AM


who offers a place to stay for a couple of days while I am in Helsinki?
I am willing to pay some money.
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