Don't misunderstand - I have met five of my Finnish pen pals (tho, I'm corresponding with only one of them nowadays...), which has been awesome as well. Last September I also got to meet my Polish friend in a town called Lahti, which was my first time meeting an online friend from other country than Finland, so it was a very special day for me.
|Thank u for the pic! :)|
On 14th of March I got to know that my friend from New Zealand could come to Hämeenlinna and visit me on 22nd of March! Of course, I said yes! :) I was excited for the idea of meeting someone with whom I had exchanged letters with for a long time, tho speaking English with a native speaker did worry me a bit. Hahh. I still think my spoken English is understandable, at least I wanna think that way. Of course, I couldn't remember some words and wasn't speaking clear enough all the time. I need to practice pronunciation - how difficult can it be to pronounce Russia?? :o
At 10 am I took a bus to go to the railway station, where I met my pen pal at 10:30. At first we walked around, and through the center of Hämeenlinna. This ain't a very big place, so it won't take long to walk through it. x) After that we ended near to the Häme castle, and decided to walk through all the three museums there - cost €14, which is rather expensive if you ask me. Must say that the 1st museum, Häme castle, was the most interesting one. We both agreed on that. :)
Medium interesting was the Prison Museum. Wouldn't believe it was still working in 1993!?! :o
And the least interesting was the military museum....
Then we came to my home for lunch.. This time I learned what we call as a blueberry pie is most probably called a blueberry tart in New Zealand. I will remember this forever! :p We stayed at my place for a while as all the walking had some effects on our feet.
|Thank you for the cute stuff!|
Later we headed to Aulanko, this time by a car. There we checked some ''ruins'' before it was time to go back to the railway station.
Overall I had lots of fun that day!
Then it was time to say goodbye for now - hoping to meet again, soon! ;)