Daytrip to Kotka, South-Eastern Finland

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On Tuesday I was on a one day road trip to Kotka, Finland. The weather was hot, Subaru Outback was cool, strawberries were sweet and the company was awesome. In all the day was a great success. 🙂

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The original reason for the trip was doing a passport application. In our capital are the lines to police stations for doing passport applications can be months so it’s a lot easier to go 30-90 minutes away from Helsinki and you can schedule and appointment in a week. I had never been in Kotka so I decided to combine experiencing Kotka and applying a passport.

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Kotka police station looks like and an old castle. 😀

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… And the receipts they give are super cool!

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The market square area in downtown area has interesting combination of different decades of architecture. Kotka in general is really beautiful city to visit summer time.

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We ate meatballs & mashed potatoes with salad and tomato-mozzarella sandwich in Meri Cafe Kristina. The food was good and prices weren’t too bad (about 10€ for a meal and 5€ for a sandwich).

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For a dessert we went to cafe restaurant Tulikukko. I bought Cool Coco Latte. It was superb! Basically it was a cold latte without whip but with ice cubes and vanilla and coconut syrup. Not too sweet, super cold and only about 5€. Perfect for a hot summer day! In addition Tulikukko is right next to Palokka Harbor and has great seaside view. You can also hop on and off the some cruises there.

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We ate 5 kilograms (about 9lbs) strawberries during the day in Kotka.

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