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For quite a few years in a row, I have been attending to a TourMIS workshop of which the main themes are tourism statistics and trends. This summer I began to ponder, if I should do this trip by train, mainly traveling by land. As the theme of my PhD project is Interrail travel in the 1970s and 1980s and as I deal with different tourism themes and...
This week I had the chance to enjoy sunrises four times while skating on the nearby lakes. It is a great way to start a day: feeling refreshed and ready for day's challenges. Although waking up before sunrise may be the cause of having multiple fits of laughter in the afternoon...It's great to be on lakes when sun is rising, nature is waking up, birds singing and only sound...
I wrote earlier of the Nordic skating trip between Virrat and Ruovesi along the Poet's Way (the name for the lake route between Tampere and Virrat). On that occasion, I would have liked to skate all the way to Tampere from Virrat but the ice conditions and my own not-so-good physical condition didn't allow me to skate all the route. So I was really glad to find out that...

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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...
When I started this blog, one of my aims was to present some tourism service providers which I use myself or that...
In the previous text about activities in Tampere I dealt with activities in and around nature. As Tampere is—at least in the...
In many tourism and travel research surveys, culture is one of the most important reasons to visit a certain destination. The problem...

Mikko Manka

In the wintertime as a tourism researcher TAK Research, a bit of a PhD researcher as well and in the summertime aboard Finnish steamboats. In this blog, you will find stories about and around travel and tourism. The opinions are my own, don't blame anyone else. Welcome aboard!

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A Preview on the Finnish Steamboat Summer 2019

When the snow seems to be melting away my thoughts are more and more occupied by the forthcoming summer. When the Finnish...

There and Back Again: a Steamboat Trip to St. Petersburg in 2011

I have been on diverse steamboat trips, but there is one that I will never forget: the trip to 308th anniversary of...

Nordic Skating along the Poet’s Way

Yesterday was a big day for me: I finally had the chance to participate on a Nordic skating tour organized by the...

Skating along the Poet’s Way – part II

I wrote earlier of the Nordic skating trip between Virrat and Ruovesi along the Poet's Way (the name for the lake route between Tampere...

InterRail -72

I have been following with great interest the debate about traveling by land (instead of by air) due to increasing climate consciousness....

The Sauna Capital of the World – Tampere activites part 2

In the previous text about activities in Tampere I dealt with activities in and around nature. As Tampere is—at least in the...

Food and Drinks at Tampere – part 3

In many tourism and travel research surveys, culture is one of the most important reasons to visit a certain destination. The problem...

Thoughts about tourism and research

I got the idea about starting this blog when I was building a website for Villipihlaja experience and activity service provider—website design...

Wonderful tourism services at Tampere, part 1

When I started this blog, one of my aims was to present some tourism service providers which I use myself or that...

A Business Travel to Vienna by Train – Part I: the Purchase Process

For quite a few years in a row, I have been attending to a TourMIS workshop of which the main themes are tourism statistics...