Haha, yes, I want to see some pictures of some "sleeping wombats!
Here are some more from Finland. My wife was around for a couple weeks over the holiday. We spent a few days in Stockholm and a couple in Helsinki before heading back to Oulu.
Stockholm is incredibly beautiful. Unfortunately the weather was kinda dreary so some of pictures are not that great.
The Vasa in Stockholm. It was such an amazing museum with tons of awesome history. In short, the Vasa was the pride of the Swedish fleet when built in the 1600's. The only problem was that it was poorly designed, and sunk 2 miles into its maiden voyage. It sat at the bottom of the Baltic before being raised in the 1950's (and awesome story in itself).
Pretty gnarly cannon ball. Made me shudder a bit.
Stopped at the Nobel Museum... not bad, but the current exhibit wasn't one that we were too interested in.
Had a beer at Monk's Cafe. I asked what they brewed there in a IPA/pale. The bartender gave me this. It was an okay pale, but it cost $14. Stockholm was insanely expensive, although still quite an amazing city.
Random graffiti in Stockholm
My wife was born and raised in hot climates (Kenya, the Galapagos Islands, Mexico, Davis, etc.), so the Finnish winter was quite tough for her.
Suomenlinna Island in Helsinki. Again, some cool history there. It was freaking cold, though!
They had 1000 canons on the island when it was first created. The Russians still managed to take it over, though.