“Travels to a Different Time” : 7July1975: Pello, Finland: Good Riddance to the Annoying Germans: Finnish Motorcycle Mania

I woke up today and loved my hot shower. The Germans split without saying good-bye. A case of mutual annoyance? Good riddance. It was nice to have a 700 km ride though. But I was fed up with them. On the road on my own again. First some great Finnish milk. After 15 minutes trying to snag a lift it began to rain and just then a lift in a Ford Taurus for 70 kms heading North. Then a short lift with a Mercedes then three guys in a Volvo. All had poor complexions. We stopped at one of their friend’s place for coffee cake. Then a lift in a motorcycle. There are so many motorcycles in Finland. Three hours waiting for a lift which was with another bad complexioned Finn. He virtually begged me to stay so he dropped me off at the campground and said he would pick me up in an hour. We went to a disco and I stayed for a couple of hours and his cousin drive me back to the campground.

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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