Maine, Vacationland

Puhuttiin vastikÀÀn ystÀvien kanssa majakoista ja tulevista majakkasuunnitelmista, ja mieleeni tuli taas vÀistÀmÀttÀ Maine ja sen upeat maisemat. Maineen haluan kyllÀ vielÀ joskus uudestaan, mutta ajattelin nyt jakaa teille suosikkikuvani ja vinkkini Mainen suurimman kaupungin Portlandin ympÀristöstÀ.
We recently spoke about lighthouses and upcoming lighthouse plans with my friends and inevitably I came to think of Maine and its gorgeous scenery. I still want to go back to Maine someday, but for now I thought I'd share my favorite images and tips to the environs of Maine's largest city Portland.
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Mainessa kannattaa tutustua paikallisiin ja heidÀn vieraanvaraisuuteensa kuten me teimme yöpyessÀmme ihastuttavassa pienessÀ B&B:ssÀ, jossa suloinen vanhempi setÀ tarjoili meille ehkÀ parhaimman aamiaisen ikinÀ. Miten sitÀ voisi kieltÀytyÀ köyhistÀ ritareista höystettynÀ Mainen mustikoilla?
In Maine you should definitely get to know the locals and their hospitality as we did, when we spent the night at a delightful little B&B, where a cute older man served us probably the best breakfast ever. I mean how could you say no to Maine blueberries on french toast with bacon on the side?
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Aivan Portlandin vierestÀ löytyy useampi henkeÀsalpaava majakka ja niitÀ ihastellessa saa kulumaan tunnin jos toisenkin. Kuvissa Portlandin Bug Light, Portland Head Light ja Cape Elizabeth Light.
Right next to Portland you'll find several breathtaking lighthouses and you can easily spend several hours admiring them. Pictured are the Portland Bug Light, Portland Head Light and Cape Elizabeth Light.
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Mainessa on tietenkin pakko syödÀ paikallista herkkua, eli hummeria. Hummereiden kohtalo hirvittÀÀ minua kyllÀ hieman, mutta lohduttaudun sillÀ ettÀ olen oikeasti syönyt hummeria vain muutaman kerran elÀmÀni aikana ja kai sitÀ pitÀÀ mennÀ maassa maan tavalla. MistÀköhÀn johtuu ettei kalan syöminen aiheuta minussa vastaavanlaisia sympatioita?
In Maine you obviously have to eat the local treat, as in lobster. The terrible fate of lobsters does freak me out a bit, but I console myself with the fact that I've only actually eaten lobster a few times during my lifetime and I guess I should just get with the local program. I wonder why eating fish doesn't cause similar sympathetic reactions in me?
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Freeport, Maine on maailmankuulun L.L.Beanin kotipaikka. JÀttilÀismÀinen tehtaanmyymÀlÀ onkin auki 24h, ja on kerÀnnyt ympÀrilleen liudan muita kauppoja ja outlet-myymÀlöitÀ. En ole mikÀÀn himoshoppaaja, mutta tÀÀllÀ viihdyin helposti useamman tunnin illan hiljaisina tunteina sateen ropistessa raivolla ulkona.
Freeport, Maine is home to the world famous L.L.Bean. The massive factory outlet is actually open 24/7 and has gathered several other stores and outlets around it. I'm really not a shopaholic, but this time around I could easily spend several hours there in the silent hours of the night as the rain was pouring down outside.
TÀmÀ postaus on osa Instagram Travel Thursdayta. Lue ohjeet tÀÀltÀ ja kurkkaa myös jÀrkkÀÀjien blogit: Destination Unknown, Kaukokaipuu ja Running with Wild Horses.
This post is part of Instagram Travel Thursday. More info here. Also check out some of the organizers: Destination Unknown, Skimbaco Lifestyle and House of AnaĂŻs.