Friday, 27 April 2012

Friday, 20 April 2012

Party party party

Let's have this pic of Krisse the trainee be the first one :p
As some of you might know, we had our 2-Year Birthday Party few weeks ago. Earth Hour happened to be at the same time, so candles were lit at 8.30pm for an hour. Everything went well, nobody got too drunk or lost in the dark. It's time to show few pics from the party!

Marvelous muffins.
Mr. Ville and Mrs. Eve cutting the first slices of the delicious cake.
Even the young ones enjoyed the party!
Can you believe that Sini ate all these??
Anna, and trainees Krisse and Tiina.
MC Dana in da house!
It's time to lid the candles and enjoy the candlelight.
"Earth Hour is a worldwide event organized by the WWF encouraging households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour to raise awareness about the need to take action on climate change. The even first took place in 2007, when 2.2 million residents of Sydney participated by turning off all non-essential lights." (Source: Wikipedia) Thanks for a great example Aussies, it was our 2nd year participating this event!

Earth Hour.

More pics coming sooner rather than later!

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Dream Guest: Quentin Keijo Juho-Kaapo Partanen

Keijo enjoying a drink at Kahvilla.
 Hello there handsome! May I ask who are you?
Some might say I'm a guide in Lapland, others believe I'm a famous singer coming to Tampere time to time for a gig... I would say I'm Quentin Keijo Juho-Kaapo Partanen (or wish this was my real name).

Would it be too rude to ask your age?
I'm 36 according to my colleagues, 89 according to a website calculating mental age, 22 according to the years I've been living so far.

You are almost as old as Santa then! Why did you come to the Dream Hostel?
I was looking for a job in Finland and I needed a place to stay! I found this place randomly on internet and as the comments were quite good, I decided to give it a try. I stayed for almost one month. Usually it's not allowed but my level of gentlemanness allowed me to stay that long.

What's the best thing about the Hostel?
First, the receptionists were always helpful, nice and smiling. Sometimes they even make you a tea and toast but this is extremely rare so don't complain if it doesn't happen to you. They can also give you good tips about travelling, and sell you chocolate if you are too lazy to walk 50 meters to the nearest shop.

I bet you were using our Mini Market quite often...
The kitchen is big and very well equipped altho I didn't use it much, I hate to admit!

Ha, told you! Any other good things?
Beds are nice and sheets are clean. You feel like a baby in an ocean of fresh flowers surrounding you.

Sounds awesome, why would you ever want to leave this place??
Well, when i'm not in Dream Hostel, I'm just in my flat missing it... In fact I'm still guiding in Lapland and after that I'm going to south of France to my parents place. I don't have many plans for the future but wait and see. In France I will probably meet my friends and have an easy life but I'll miss the hostel and no doubt I'll come back there, I even have made some friends there now!

What's your favourite place in Tampere?
Showtime of course! Youhouu, no, I'm kidding! It's a bit too expensive for me! I think my favorite place is Cafe Europa. It is a very weird place but you always find someone to talk to and it's usually a young, newly educated girl and you can even eat delicious muffins. Otherwise you can always try to go to all the bars in Hämeenkatu. If you visit Fat Lady nightclub, don't forget to ask for two scarves I lost there, kiitos!

Thank you Keijo Juho-Kaapo Partanen for your time! By the way ladies, this guy is still single, so save him from France!

Monday, 9 April 2012

Winter came back.

Siilinkari Lighthouse © LX
Everybody here were already looking forward to the perfect beach weather, and then the winter came back! At the hostel it doesn't change a thing tho, our rooms are warm in the winter and cool in the summer!

Lake Näsijärvi.
Daffodils in Keskustori.
It's going to be more or less +5 degrees rest of the week, getting warmer and warmer every day!

Dream Team is leaving to Sicily tomorrow but don't worry you will be in good hands and we will be back soon!

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Happy Easter!

Look at my egg, jealous?
Dream Hostel is enjoying a sunny day and wishing Happy Easter to everyone!