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Photographs of my visits to Finland
As a Mormon Missionary 1963-65
Business trip to Russia in 1985 stopping in Helsinki for 2 days
Visit to the new Helsinki Finland LDS Temple and travel for 2 weeks Oct 2006
My Advice if you are going on a similar trip:
1. Make sure you have a money belt to keep your passport, money and credit cards on your person.
Mine had an elastic clip on waist band so I was able to wear mine under my shirt so it was easy to access.
I paid $15 for it and it proved to be invaluable security wise. I also pinned the strap to my clothes and sure
enough one day the buckle came undone but because of the safety pin on the strap it did not fall off.
If I had not done that I would have lost it. But the safety pin kept it attached to my clothes.
2. Before you go, write down your passport number, and the credit card numbers
for all the credit cards you have with you in your money belt pouch. You may even
want to make a photo copy of your drivers licence if you have it in your money
belt pouch. Then put it in some other part of your luggage so if you some way
lose your money belt pouch you will know the credit cards you had with you so
you can cancel them and you will know your passport number so you can go to the
Embassy and get it replaced. Luckily I did not need to do that, but when the buckle
on my pouch came undone if I had not had that safety pin on the strap, I would
have needed that information.
3. If you are planning to walk around to see things, and if you are in good enough
physical condition to do so, buy a small scooter. You will be able to see 10 times
as much. They fold up and fit into a back pack so you can take it with you much
easier than a bike. You can buy the 2 wheel or the 3 wheel version. The 3 wheel
is a lot safer to ride. (Be sure to wear a helmet if you do ride one). Most places
you can also rent a bike.
4. If you are going on a bus or boat tour you may want to consider taking a regular
camera with you, in addition to your digital camera. I missed a lot of shots because
by the time the digital camera, came back on and was ready to shoot, what I wanted
a picture of was long gone.
5. If you are going to take very many pictures you may want to keep a little book
and number them, so you can write down what the picture was of or who is in it.
After almost 400 pictures, there are several I don't remember now why I took the
6. Do a lot of walking before you go so you are in good enough shape. Just walking to and from taxies,
hotels, trains and busses is likely more walking in one day than you do at home in a week. If you
also do any walking tours, you will need to be in condition to do it.
7. Wear good shoes. No matter how you travel you are going to be doing a lot of walking. It is no fun
to be on vacation with blistered feet.
8. If you are going where it is cold take layers of clothing and a back pack. That was so valuable to me.
When it was too warm I took a coat off and put it in my back pack. When it got cold again I could put it back on.
Many times I had a sweater and light coat and my heavy coat on. A few times I just had my sweater. Back pack held it all.
9. Don't drink the local water (even in the USA). Our bodies often need time to adjust to the local
water and it can make your trip miserable while doing so. I have found when I travel that bottled
water seems to not have the same effect on my body as drinking local water. Can buy it most everywhere.
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