Tampere city tour with English-Finnish group

First meeting with our English-Finnish group was a city tour in Tampere. Weather was like Finnish autumn was expected to be; cold wind and occasional rain, but we were prepared for that with. We started our trip at Koskipuisto, which is a nice park in the city centre, very famialiar for Finnish students. I was surprised to see flowers there still blooming despite cold nights!

While crossing a bridge over the Tammerkoski, we saw pieces of history of an industrial Tampere, old red-tile buildings of Tampella and Finlayson. This is Finland – promised land of Engineers.

Our main target was Kauppahalli, a market hall founded in 1901. We spent there a while looking and naming items and discussing mostly about food. New words for me, for example, was ‘yeast’ and ‘perch’.

My personal goal for these meetings is to learn to speak and understand spoken English better, and to get comfortable with it. This meeting worked fine for that purpose, only short silent moment was when we were eating pastries we bought from Kauppahalli.

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