Mariehamn Aland Finland – Super Trooper Malin and Crazy American

Day 2 started off with some fresh coffee and talks about what to do.  Last night I don’t remember their names, but two of Mike the crazy Americans friends stopped by and told us about a honey fair at Stallhagen brewery, which sounded cool.  So, Malin and I headed but on our hats and head off the fair.

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Since nothing is far on this Island, we were there in about 15 minutes and walking around.  The place is pretty cool, very nicely setup.  They even have a floating concert area, where they have live bands and theater.  Now that would have been cool to see.

The honey fair was pretty small, and only took about 2 minutes to see it all.

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Well, it is almost noon, so we head into the brewery to check it out.  Malin asks if they have a sampler rack, or something like that. They don’t, but they do have small glasses for $2 Euro and 10 different beers to try.  Sounds like we might as well as get 1 of each, and try them all 🙂

All of the beers are damn good! but I am driving so we stop after just sampling them. Either way, this is pretty awesome, sitting in Finland trying local beers.

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After our beers we cruise around for a little bit and then head back to drop off the car.  We then take a walk around Mariehamn and watch some of the Pride parade.  Why do I always show up to a down on Pride day?

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The parade was nothing special, so we decide to jump through a few pubs for some beers.  Malin is one hell of a host and pays for these rounds.  I am starting to love it here. 🙂

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Food in this town is way to expensive, so we head back to Malin’s for dinner.

That evening Mike’s oldest daughter invited a few friends over and the night starts all over again.  This time with even more of a bang.  By around 11 pm we head out to jump through some of the local bars.  I can’t give much details on this, because by then I was beyond happy. What I do remember is a lot of great beers, and talking to many Finish people.  Just don’t ask me what we talked about, or what their names are. 🙂  Here is one of them though.

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I think the night ended around 4 AM, and what a night it was.  🙂

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