Murmansk

30.05.2019 The road to the border takes just 15 minutes from Kirkenes. The Norwegian border station was deserted at 08:15 when I walked in. A counter window opened, and a mix of blond Viking Ken and Robocop greeted me, a ton of equipment hanging on his belt, all black, but no weapon. “Hello. Norsk?” “No”. …

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Finnish Karelia, Laponia

Kirkenes, 29.05.2019 It's been just 14 days since I left Barcelona, and I'm on another planet somehow. I thought I had changed planets three days ago when I reached Helsinki in the morning. Finland is one of those places in a Scandinavia that seen from Southern Europe or the US is very far away, terribly …