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Sunday, September 25, 2005

Distances and my home

Written by Schö

As I am always complaining about how I am situated here in Helsinki I will now give you an idea of my inconvenient situation.

(You can enlarge the pictures by clicking on them)

I'm not so far away from my home country Austria, just around 1500 kilometers.

I live approximately 10 km (straight line) away from the city centre and the main university (Uni1) where most of my courses take place. The technical campus "Kumpula" (Uni2) is 5 km away from my flat.
Helsinki’s public transport is one of the best traffic systems in the world but that is no reason to spend at least 2 hours a day in busses or trains! (The bars and clubs are located in the centre)

My flat is big enough for me (and some ants) and I have my own kitchen and bath/toilet. Here in Vuolukiventie live mostly Erasmusstudents from Germany. That's the reason why most people call it German ghetto.

Another interesting fact is the number of the saunas. Do the Finns really think five saunas are necessary? I am not sure, but normally not all the people want to use the sauna at the same time, which would be possible...


  • Suggestion number one: If you don't like the place where you are living: move somewhere else, Pasila seems to be exactly the place to be for you...
    Suggestion number two: Go to the city center in the morning using a fast bus (70T or something), stay there and try to study, go directly into a fancy pub and come back in the night. Travel time is then approximately 45 minutes.
    Suggestion number three: Stop complaining, then the other guys living at your place don't have to escape to sauna 2,3,4 or 5 to have a relaxing löyly.

    Nils (living in K220 03-04)

    By Anonymous Nils, at 5:05 PM  

  • Suggestion numbrer four: Try to survive novembre without sauna, then think about the number of them again.

    Suggestion number five: If the city center ist to far for you, go to the bar down the street (we called it Moe's, don't ask me for the finish name). It offers cheap beer and is good to get in touch with real lower class finns.

    Suggestion number six: Visit more Helsinki student dorms, you will love your own kitchen and bathroom.

    Nothing against Vuolukiventie (As long the elderly don't try to burn themself)

    By Anonymous Florian, at 10:20 PM  

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