Lobster rolls all over New England are delicious, but where better to have a Maine lobster than in Maine? They aren’t cheap, but this one from Perkins Cove was well worth the price and drive to get there.
Finland turned out to be the perfect location to recharge our bodies and minds. After two weeks of driving, hiking and pulling over at every point of interest we found in Iceland, Finland offered an opportunity to watch some soccer, defrost in the sauna and relax. The timing of our stay in Finland coincided with the summer solstice. This holiday, which they call midsummer, empties every city, as its residents pour out of their urban dwellings for their summer homes in the countryside.
Sauna in Tampere, Finland.
Luckily, an old friend whom I studied animation with in Prague was willing to hold off hightailing it to her summer house with her family for several hours in order to pick up Tara and I from the airport, set us up in her flat and take us around the city. In the evening, we went out to dinner to a famous Finnish restaurant with her partner and 11-month-old daughter. The food was incredible – Tara had a salmon fillet and I had perch – and we finally had a decent beer. Continue reading →