Tuesday, December 31

That was 2013, White Wonderland

Wow, one year seems like a very short time but I would dare to say it has so far been the best year of my life. Small setbacks like "unemployment" but nothing is perfect right? Thanks to all the people who helped me and supported me this year with various things!!

Jussi: For giving me a roof over my heads for months after I moved out of my old company apartment
Pappa & Mamma: For always being there and fixing everything for me and for the amazing trip we did earlier this year to Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia!!
Bro: For Being awesome diving company in Thailand and also for borrowing you Ninja motorbike
Linda: For a home, help with work, introducing me to so many great people, showing me USA, made me laugh whenever joy was far away and for always being there! Love ya!
Jerry: The best night of my life (seriously!!) @ Gongti with Hardwell and Dash Berlin backstage and in front of the crowd!!!
Hede: Being the best friend one can have and best X-box buddy as well!
Mathias: Who let me into the whole Siku business which then lead to a lot of party promotions and events in Beijing!
Mikko: for brining my stuff from Finland to China and being my driver in Helsinki!

What did I do this year then? After February 28th I have not have any proper employment and have sorta been floating around the world. At least my TV Serie "Mitt Nya Land" aired in March! Did not get very much feedback about it but I guess it was because I didn't live in Finland. I'm now in California writing this while waiting for White Wonderland to begin at 19.00! This is the 4th continent I'm visiting already, been around Europe, Asia and Australia. I heard from a lot of people that "Your living the dream" but being broke and having no steady income isn't exactly a dream always. Anyway, tonight will be amazing an more pictures will be added! Also haven't had time to post Las Vegas pictures where I spent the Christmas this year.
Places visited this year: China (here and there), Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Macao, Hong Kong, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, USA, Australia, Bahamas, Laos

Wish my family and close friends all had an amazing new year and that 2014 will be even better. It better be, I'm turning 30 !!!

Just because this night was the best of my life , a re-run of the pictures. Stefan, I really would have wanted you to be here too!!
 3 hardworking ravers, psycho smile 

Oh jeah, last but not least, Mom & Dad, you are the best parents anyone can ever ask for!!!! 
Hugs and kisses!! 

Sunday, December 29

Atlantis Bahamas

Probably one of the worlds biggest resort/aquariums there is! Atlantis offers a massive water-park, sharks and other sea animals. Building Atlantis took over 2 years and cost over 2 billion USD! After walking around this huge complex I understand why it was so expensive. There is another Atlantis in Dubai and a new one is build in south of China on the holiday island called Hainan (went there 2007). To get into the resort you had to pay 70 USD to just walk around and use the beach, super expensive if you imagine that you are in Bahamas.

Atlantis resort hotel, a night here, cheapest 300 USD / day for a room
Giant turtles

 Stingray pool

 Hotel pool
 Yum yum lobsters, saw a lot of these while diving in Thailand earlier this year
 Huge sharks

 Sharks, fish, stingrays in the same lagoon, you can see it all below and above water!
 tunnels all below this lagoon
 Aquariums with loads of details

 Aqua-man's hideout :) 
 Murray Eels

 Paradise Lagoon
 Paradise, just pure paradise!

 Local beer had quite a funny name, phrasing

 Mom and Dad, I think I sent a postcard with this bridge last week
 Warning, sharks!

 Sun sets on Bahamas but it's still 25 degrees 

 Majestic entrance 
 Atlantis + New Territories 
 Massive 10 meter + gates
 Nice yachts
 And what more suitable this day than a stingray folded on our bed!

Saturday, December 28

Nassau - Bahamas

After 2 days on the sea we arrive at Nassau and dock here for 2 days. The ship was suppose to stay 1 day at Cococay (an island part of the Bahamas group) but because of strong winds it could not so we just went straight for Nassau. Nassau has been an important trade port and there have been Dutch, British, American, French and Spanish colonist here the last 400 years. After slave trade was abolished in 1807 by the British they resettled in Bahamas. I didn't need to show any passport when arriving or leaving the islands, anybody from the boat could just come to Bahamas and it is not registered anywhere. We took a stroll around the downtown area and sat by the beach enjoying some slushies from Fat Tuesday, yum!

 First street seller trying to sell us HUGE conches for very high price, in the evening when there were no other tourist prices went down to 5 dollars (still didn't buy)
 Busy Port
 This Christmas was warm again
 190 Octane! 

 Fat Tuesday by the beach

 Many of the buildings are unfinished or abandoned

 Fort Charlotte, used as a gunpowder storage 200 years ago

People taking driving license, learning how to park, haha what??
 One of the old manors
 Empty streets
 Xmas tree Bahamas style

 Looks inviting...

 Walking street but we came a bit too late for anything to be open
 Pirates :)
 Old British church 
 Pay-phones! Haven't seen these in a long time!