Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by loosewire, Dec 28, 2011.
Why don't we talk about Finland,where is it compared
to your countries.
Attached in the north.
Been there. Got stung by mosquitoes with two Rolls Royce engines, and a really bad attitude. Man, those are cruel!
Mosquitoes in a cold climate,how does that happen,that South America
and yellow fever.
About 4000 miles ENE over the Atlantic Ocean.
The mosquitoes (and the black flies) are awful up here in the late-spring and early-summer.
It's quite a long drive:
Driving directions to Finland
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This route has tolls.
This route includes a car transport.
This route includes a ferry.
This route crosses through multiple countries.
Birmingham, West Midlands
1. Head northwest on Corporation St toward Corporation St
2. At the roundabout, take the 4th exit and stay on Corporation St
3. Merge onto Corporation St/A38 via the ramp to A38(M)/M6/M42/M40/Coventry/Wolverhampton/Lichfield/B'ham Airport
4. Continue onto A38(M)
5. Slight left onto M6
6. Merge onto M1
7. At junction 6A, take the M25 exit to M11/Dartford
8. Continue straight onto M25Partial toll road
9. Continue onto A282Partial toll road
10. Continue onto M25
11. Take the exit onto M20
12. At junction 11A, exit toward Channel Tunnel
13. Continue straight
14. Turn right
15. Turn left
16. Slight right
17. Take the train
18. Take the train
19. Take the train to FréthunEntering France
20. Take the train to Coquelles
21. Continue straight
22. Turn right toward Av. de France
23. Continue straight onto Av. de France
24. Keep right at the fork and merge onto A16Speed camera in 22.3 mi
25. Continue onto E40
26. Take exit Zwijnaarde for E17 toward Gent/Antwerpen
27. Merge onto B401
28. Take exit Gent-Centrum to merge onto E17 toward Antwerpen/Haven 1-6990
29. Take exit Antwerpen-West toward Breda/Luik/Brussel/Antwerpen-Centrum/Ring Antwerpen/Haven 1-499
30. Merge onto E34
31. Continue onto E313
32. Slight right onto E34 (signs for Eindhoven/Turnhout)Entering Netherlands
33. Continue onto A67
34. Slight right to stay on A67Entering Germany
35. Continue onto A40
36. Take exit 14-Kaiserberg to merge onto A3 toward Hannover/Arnheim
37. Continue onto E34
38. Continue onto A2
39. Take exit 5-Essen/Gladbeck to merge onto Essener Straße/B224 toward Gladbeck/Marl
40. Continue onto A52
41. Take the exit onto A43 toward Münster
42. Take exit 2-Kreuz Münster-Süd to merge onto A1 toward Bremen/Münster-Nord/Flughafen Münster/Osnabrück
43. Slight right onto A226
44. Continue onto B75
45. Take the ramp to Skandinavienkai/Skandinavienkai-Nord/Skandinavienkai-Süd
46. Merge onto K20
47. Slight right
48. Take the Travemünde, DE - Trelleborg, SE/Trelleborg, SE - Travemünde, DE ferryEntering Sweden
49. Continue straight onto E22
50. Turn left to stay on E22
51. Turn left onto E22/E6Go through 1 roundabout
52. Take exit 12-Trafikplats Petersborg to merge onto E20/E22/E6 toward Hamn/Göteborg/KalmarContinue to follow E20/E6
53. Take exit 30a-Trafikplats Kropp to merge onto E4 toward Stockholm/21/Kristianstad
54. Take exit 95a-Trafikplats Ljungarum for E4/40 Ö/47 Ö toward Stockholm/31
55. Merge onto E4
56. Take exit 169-Trafikplats Järva Krog on the left for E18 toward Norrtälje
57. Slight right onto E18
58. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for E18/Norrtälje/Trafikplats Bergshamra and merge onto E18
59. Slight right to stay on E18 (signs for Hamn/Helsingfors/Helsinki/Kapellskär)
60. Turn left to stay on E18
61. Turn right to stay on E18
62. Take the Kapellskär, SE - Ahvenanmaa (Maarianhamina), FI/Kapellskär, SE - Åland (Mariehamn), FI ferryToll road
Entering Åland Islands
63. Take the Helsinki (Katajanokka) - Maarianhamina ferryEntering Finland
64. Continue straight
65. Turn left onto Katajanokanranta/Skatuddsstranden
66. Continue onto Kanalgatan/Kanavakatu
67. Turn right onto Meritullintori/Sjötullstorget/E75Continue to follow E75
68. Take the ramp to Gasverksgatan/Kaasutehtaankatu/E75
69. Turn left onto Gasverksgatan/Kaasutehtaankatu/E75Continue to follow E75
70. Slight left to stay on E75
71. Take exit 26 to merge onto Jyväskyläntie/Route 4/E75 toward Jyväskylä/HartolaContinue to follow Route 4/E75
72. Turn left onto Vuorenkyläntie/Route 6134
73. Turn right onto Kauhtueentie
74. Turn right onto Harantie
75. Turn left onto Korpilahdentie/Route 610Continue to follow Route 610
76. Turn right onto Niittyniementie
77. Slight left to stay on Niittyniementie
78. Continue onto Lehmustie
They say Its a secure place,good reading if you like history.
About the bugs why,it would have to be warm,explain the climate.
He means one of these mosquitos...
used to live on its former territory way back in the day... and on the weekends Finns would come over to drink vodka but we couldn't go over there, now it turns out best vodka is french, who knew. And mosquitoes in the forest during proper season are brutal, the real ones
It a country "with a 1000 lakes". Lots of forests and marsh. And at summertime it's warm, so the hole country is an hatching machine for badass mosquitoes.
Dad went on a fishing/gold digger trip there in the '70. They had to ducktape their wrists and feet, so the mosquitoes couldn't go under the cloths.
Do they give west Nile virus warnings there.
No, don't think so....
It is carried by migrating bird,the birds don't have to stop for border checks.
If people are getting bitten I sure your health service is aware of the disease.
Did I take this too literally?
Um... Maybe... That's what they feel like. Look at this guys cap...
It's not me...
i want know about it
This mosquito talk is something that always puzzled me. Why is it that all the northern most lands say. Alaska, Siberia, Canada and so on, have such BAD mosquitoes? Compared to the more temperate regions?
I think it's because the tempered regions have the mosquitoes all the time. Or at least almost all the time. The northern countries have them late summer... During the winter we all forget how cruel, demonic, not to say obsessed, they are. That's my theory.
Plus they only have part of the year to feed on human blood, so they go crazy. I get bitten a lot here, but I had the misfortune of going to Scotland one summer and I had hundreds of bites.
Actually I find that towards the end of the season, my body has got used to the bites somewhat and they swell up and itch less.
yes, their season could be very short depending on the weather so they go nuts for food. I was back home two years ago in late May, we went for a stroll in the park, looked like the guy in the picture. They are also smaller than those in BC for example. If you go for a visit, stay out of marsh or swampy areas, go to higher ground and try going later in the season or during winter
West Nile is an interesting question. I haven't heard of it in the northern regions, may be the virus does not like the climate, but definitely in southern europe and southern russia.
I spent one summer on the island of Arran... I will not say any more about that.