The Beer Traveler

November, 2019

Day 14 – Finally Home!

As I said in my previous post, I was a bit concerned that my final flight from Chicago to Omaha did not show up in the United app. However, the Lufthansa people that I spoke to while getting my hotel ...


Days 13-14 – Home (Hopefully)

I don’t normally stay for the final day of the JCI World Congress, which is mainly the farewell gala. I was originally supposed to leave Friday at 13:38, flying from Tallinn to Frankfurt, then Frankfurt to Chicago, and Chicago to ...


Days 8-12 – Tallinn/JCI World Congress

Taking the ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn was a nice experience. I caught an Uber from my hotel to the terminal at around noon, had a beer in the bar, and boarded around 13:00. We departed at 13:30. Once on ...


Day 7 – Helsinki

Lori and Michelle had been severely delayed, so I wasn’t going to meet them until around 20:00 now. That gave me more free time to wander around, so I took advantage of that. I left the hotel around 10:30 and ...


Day 6 – Helsinki

Using the tram system is simple. There are options, but I just installed the HSL phone app and bought a zone A-B two-day ticket for €12. After that, you just get on and off the tram as needed. As long ...


Day 5 – Sigulda

I told the bartender at Folkklubs that I was looking for something to do until I had to go to the airport, and that I had a car. I would prefer something scenic, that I could walk around in some. ...