Cairo versus Helsinki

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Cairo, the capital of Egypt, home to the Pyramids, the Egyptian Museum and fabulous Islamic architecture! I have unfortunately not been able to visit these beautiful places. Egypt is still suffering instability. I was not allowed to leave the hotel. At the swimming pool the air felt cold. So what to do next? Well, I did a lot of eating, reading, relaxing and sleeping. A beautiful and loud hotel wedding party was by far the most entertaining thing I saw in Cairo!


Cold and crispy Helsinki instead of Toronto. Desiré and I were supposed to be in Toronto upcoming days. But our flight was canceled, due to snow storms on the east coast of the United States. Instead Desiré had to travel to Egypt and I touched down in Finland. The influences of the Baltic states can be seen in the architecture of the Central Railway Station. It is a widely recognised landmark in Kluuvi, part of central Helsinki. The Atheneum Art Museum is an impressive old classical European building and Kiasma, the Museum of Contemporary Art, is modern with Scandinavian roots. So a lot of interesting styles mixed in one city. The Finnish company Marimekko, based in Helsinki, is a must visit! It is a well known Finnish design house celebrated worldwide for its original prints and colors. Marimekko has made important contributions to fashion, especially in the 1960s. Unfortunately I had only a couple of hours to wander around in Helsinki. But still I had a good glimpse of the city and what she has to offer!

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6 Responses

    Diederik van Ormondt
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    Haha, wat een verschillende werelden zijn dat dan. Leuk!

    • sheep
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      Dit is inderdaad een ware versus!

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    And the winner is…… Margré!!! Al kwam Dees wel erg in de buurt na de Egyptische bruiloft. Leuk dames!

    • sheep
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      We zijn een dreamteam samen ha, ha. Dees kon geen kant op daar in Caïro helaas maar ondanks dat hebben we een gave VERSUS kunnen maken!

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    super leuk, die bruiloft gaaf! Zou het koppel ook wel blij mee zijn met dat filmpje! Leuk gedaan dames!

    • sheep
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      Bedankt Marloes! Zij hadden zelf genoeg mensen die prachtig konden filmen en fotograferen! Daar is een kleine camera niks bij!

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