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Over 10 years ago, I wrote my first blog post. Since then, I've authored books, had kids, traveled the world, found Trish and blogged about it all.

Made it to Helsinki!


After a long couple days of flying, we finally arrived at our hotel in Helsinki this evening. It was a pretty tiring experience getting over here, but that's my own fault since I pulled an all-nighter on Friday night (trying to finish up a training course and slides for CSS). I rewarded myself with a little first-class action from Denver to Newark, but then was in the "back of the bus" from Newark to Oslo. We had a 4-hour layover in Oslo before hopping on a 2-hour flight to Helsinki. A 45-minute cab ride, a stop at the wrong hotel, a 5 minute cab ride and we arrived at the right location. I should sleep pretty good tonight after 48 hours of little to no sleep.

We haven't seen much of the city yet, but hope to tomorrow. The hotel we're staying at is pretty nice. I especially like the fact they have very nice saunas and we're staying only a few doors down from them. Our room is incredibly large and has 3 beds in it. The bathroom even has heated floors. Good thing my mom picked up the tab for this one. ;-)

Tomorrow looks like a high of 55°F, which sounds about perfect. I brought a coat and would hate to pack it around for nothing.

Posted in General at Sep 09 2007, 11:49:07 AM MDT 7 Comments

Don't worry, you will need your coat during long (or maybe not so long anymore) evenings if you stay outside. But during daytime it suppose to be rather warm this week. Enjoy your stay in Finland.

Posted by Alex on September 10, 2007 at 12:32 AM MDT #

Welcome to Helsinki Matt. It has been nice weekend when it comes to weather, could be much worse. If you have some spare time in Helsinki, maybe we could have beer or to in some local bar?

Posted by Jussi on September 10, 2007 at 01:11 AM MDT #

Welcome Matt. I'm in for a beer too ;)

Posted by Sakke on September 10, 2007 at 01:20 AM MDT #

My parents and I are up for beers tonight. You guys want to meetup for happy hour somewhere? We leave tomorrow for Oslo at 5pm, so tonight works best for us.

Posted by Matt Raible on September 10, 2007 at 05:31 AM MDT #

Matt, Have fun! It's a long, long way from here to there. Is beer still really expensive out there? I want to hear all about it... Regards from the Swamp, Mike

Posted by Mike Levin on September 10, 2007 at 05:46 AM MDT #

Sorry for the late notice, but it looks like we're going to meet in front of our hotel at 5 and find a local pub from there. Join us if you're in the area.

Posted by Matt Raible on September 10, 2007 at 07:40 AM MDT #

Since I can't post comments to this blog from my phone (no JavaScript support) - send me an SMS if you want to find out where we are: 1-720-560-8460.

Posted by Matt Raible on September 10, 2007 at 07:59 AM MDT #

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