Wednesday, March 26

Back home in Finland

Well that was some trip ! Now I'm just gonna sit back, play Xbox and relax for a week before the new job begins in Stockholm 1.4. Will in in charge of Asia in a medical company. First 3 months will be in Stockholm + Lund and then off to Shanghai. Already gave in my documents to fix my new working visa :) 

Wanted to take a nostalgia bicycle trip and see how everything looks around the area I grew up. To be honest, it feels like i never even left...Everything is intact, like a well preserved museum.

 Snow melted, spring is coming! 
Our neighbours house has looked like this since 1993, I don't think they will finish the house... 
Southern Espoo 

 Swimming in the winter is popular here, tried it twice, make a hole in the ice and jump in after sauna!

 I guess it's just a matter of weeks now until the boats are put into the sea

 My old middle school, still the same
 Grew up here
 When we were kids this mountain used to be covered with ice and we used to slide down, felt so much bigger back then

Sunday, March 23

My last week in Beijing, for good!

Wow, so many memories, so much fun and so many great people met in this city! I could NEVER have imagined that things will turn out like this after I first moved here back in 2008! Just a newly graduated little kid who didn't speak a word of Chinese or know how it works around here. Now about 6 years later I've learned that and also so much about the city! After driving around with a scooter for a long time in Beijing I think I could find my way better there than home in Helsinki. Thank you Beijing for the great years, but now I'm officially OUT farewell!

 Went to see a location for our Bunker Party Vol. 4! It will be in an old abandoned factory, EPIC!

 DJ stage will probably be build up on the old crane to the left

 Some cleaning will be needed too

 Tools still in place...

 There were about 40 dogs in the courtyard, someone is using it as a kennel now, only in China...
 Tried some shrimp in a Taiwanese place with Wasabi mayonnaise 
 Found some masks, looks like ARMY OF TWO is in town, Hede?
 This week has been pretty pollution free, it was only the first day after coming back from Sydney when Beijing was hit by a sandstorm and it was difficult to manage without a mask outdoors.
 Goodbye Dongzhimen! 

 Going away party in my 2 favourite bars, Great Leap & Nearby The Tree
Great Leap brews their own beer, one of the best ones is this HONEY MA 6.5%

 Best bar-food @ Nearby The Tree is by far the cold cuts + cheese! I probably had 100 of these the last 5 years here! 
 Our little group :) 
 Spring Wonderland party in a museum, was an awesome night! 

Great deco
 Drop the bass! 

Saturday, March 22

Last day in Australia

Been a wonderful 2 weeks in the land down under! Went to Bondi Beach to chill out and walk around the coast, amazing views at this place! Sydney is really chill and laid back! 

Bondi Beach

 Funny how the rocks are formed here

 Beach walk along Bondi and Tamarama

 Tamarama Beach

 Taking shelter in the shadows after 4 hours in the sun, sooooo hot here!

 Thank Maren for taking us to this awesome Sushi buffee! Was only 30 AUD per person 
 Found this in my wallet when I was suppose to pay for dinner, haha