I flirted with Moldova. I was tempted by Kosovo.
After much deliberations, Finland emerged as the winner for my last trip of the year.
My choice wasn’t at all influenced by a desire to complete my trilogy of 2011 travels to countries ending in ‘land’ (Greenland and Iceland being the other two)!
No. What clinched it is the sheer variety on offer. Archipelagos and the prospect of day cruises; old Nordic towns; the coffee culture; saunas; top designers and fabulous museums.
I’m only going for a short break but my itinerary is packed.
I can’t wait.