Aurora Hunting #1 – Arrival at the Santa Claus Village 追寻北极光#1 - 抵达芬兰圣诞村

OK I’M BACK TO BLOGGING AGAIN!   *throw confetti”

Picking up from where I last stopped, let’s travel back in time to March this year and reembark on my journey to the majestic lands of the Far North, in an attempt to search for the alluring Aurora…

终于终于,销声匿迹许久之后,我又回来了!

让我们再次回到3月初,我长途跋涉至那遥远的北极圈,追寻极光之旅。。。

 

Travelgraphy.wordpress.com_8963I dare say this must be one of the smallest commercial airports in Europe, with only one luggage belt and one gate!

罗瓦涅米,位于芬兰北部拉普兰区的首府,是著名的圣诞老人村所在地。虽然罗瓦涅米是世界面积最大的城市之一,但它的机场却好小好小!仅有一个行李运输带与一个登机口!

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Rovaniemi, the administrative capital and commercial centre of Lapland – Finland’s northernmost province, is nested 10km south of the Arctic Circle. It is more famously known as the hometown of Father Christmas.

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Choice of accommodation was the Santa Claus Holiday Village, a new holiday resort built in 2010 which sits in the heart of the Santa Claus Village.

为了方便,也为了让自己完全沉浸在圣诞气氛中,选择下榻圣诞村内的度假屋。

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占地不大的度假屋虽然没有太多的设施与餐饮选择,不过也没什么可挑剔的。

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After feeding the grumpy stomach, I throw my bodily fatigue aside and headed out to the amusement park area. Despite the after-midnight desolation, Christmas vibe has a tangible presence in every corner. Santa music jingling in the air, neon lights dancing quietly, and a snow carpet that rolled endlessly into afar…. it took me a while to register my enchanting surrounding.

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 Till now, I’m still unable to decipher the reason for the greenish sky in this photo. Mere reflection of the earthy lights on the clouds above? Or… could it be a flickering wave of welcome by the mysterious Aurora?

我至今琢磨不透,照片中泛绿的天空到底是反光还是极光。。。 谁能告诉我?

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圣诞老人的工作坊,打烊了~

明日再来拜访。

Travelgraphy.wordpress.com_9080Santa’s Office, closed for the night. To  be back tomorrow :)

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To be continued.

未完待续。

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