29 September 2008

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Monday, 29th September 2008

We were sad to leave Jyväskulä this morning after such a short time. Most of us saw hardly anything of the town renowned for its importance in the development of education in Finland. Our hosts nevertheless made the most of our time together to spoil us rotten!

The trip to Tampere takes about two hours by bus through the most amazing countryside. The only time you see a break in the treeline is when there is a lake and there are quite a few! The autumn colours are now in their full glory and it is really something to see for us South Africans who are not used to this yearly display of colours.

Driving into Tampere it is obvious that this is an industrial city. It is quite a bit larger than Jyväskylä and we look forward to our sight-seeing tour tomorrow morning. I am writing from the  school where we will be performing soon. They treated us to a lovely lunch of potatoes with a choice of two sauces. Hopefully we will have time for a bit of baseball after the performance, before going off to meet our hosts for the last two nights of the tour.

Can you believe it is nearly over?

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