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"Tampere City is also committed to development in accordance with sustainable principles, balancing ecological, social, cultural, and economic perspectives. Sustainable development is taken into account in the city's activities and decision-making, and it is a cross-cutting theme in the city's strategy." (Tampere City's Sustainable Practices) Fine words that look good in program declarations and brochures, but what do they mean in practice? It's probably quite case-specific Emphasizing ecological sustainability is...
This year – to everyone's surprise – the Nordic skating season started already in October. Although September was quite warm, the weather changed completely in October and the small ponds froze over quickly. After a long break, it was great to hear the singing of the black ice on the ponds and small lakes, until the snow and then the mild weather took away the skating opportunities for a...
Steamboat Tarjanne is the last steamboat operating in a scheduled long-haul traffic on the Finnish lake area. The steamer is still cruising between Tampere, Ruovesi and Virrat just as it was 115 years ago. The video below provides a glimpse into the steamboat's long history. Although the video was made in 2020, the history of the steamboat remains unchanged. The Importance of Water Transport in the Early 20th Century The story...

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I got the idea about starting this blog when I was building a website for Villipihlaja experience and activity service provider—website design is something...
When I started this blog, one of my aims was to present some tourism service providers which I use myself or that I am...
In the previous text about activities in Tampere I dealt with activities in and around nature. As Tampere is—at least in the Finnish scale—a...
In many tourism and travel research surveys, culture is one of the most important reasons to visit a certain destination. The problem is—if there...

Mikko Manka

Working as a full-time PhD researcher on the history of Interrail at the moment. In the summertime you can probably find me aboard Finnish steamboats, in the winter (tour) skating over ice. In this blog, you will find stories about skating, steamboats, tourism and research. Perhaps something else, too. The opinions are my own, you can't blame anyone else.
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