the Facts go pleasantly confused, when british journalist, world traveler and former politician Michael Portillo today is visiting the Fascinating world of train travel in Europe -series in Finland.
a Man acquainted with Helsinki and Finland Manchesteriksi described Tampere and relish being There pakkala lake. In the program's sausage fry of learning, kayaking, tub, floating, stop liqueur the taste of stella, the white nights to the night god of toleration and of Jean Sibelius for the production of familiarization.
Finland Portillo has arrived in Latvia and Estonia, season, and episode, the theme is small brave countries russification resistance and independence.
a Red thread through the entire program series is from the year 1913 from the Bradshaw's Continental Railway Guide, which worked before the first world war the british travel guides. Portillo travelling it under his arm and go through the historical stages.
Tonight's episode of the final words he sums up his experiences and the pull of the curve.
Those who travelled in 1913 the Russian Baltic sea regions, belonging to the cry of freedom. Riga was recently slain protesters. In estonia, the choir sang of freedom, and in Finland, Sibelius's music echoed the independence of longing, the joy of opening start.
Then he continued:
– These countries were perceived 1900-century, moments of joy and sorrow of the era, until the singer of the revolution, returned in the 1980s for independence.
the Singing revolution means the end of the 1980s and early 1990s events, especially in Estonia, but also Latvia and Lithuania – and of course Finland. The designation refers to the song celebrate you, the content of which was anti-soviet. Estonia declared its second independence in 1991. The first independence period in 1918-1940. In latvia the situation was almost identical, and lithuania, too, almost.
Finland has gained independence only once, in 1917.
train travel in Europe today with the Theme & Fem: 21.00.