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Nokia Open Lab 08 Helsinki Updatde Day 1

So I finally got a chance to blog about this..

This is how my Day 1 started..

Left my house @ around 5pm to go to the airport, and thank god I did because the long line I expected on the security check was no joke. So I got into the gate on time @ around 8pm and had a little time to browse the internet, I set up my free trial Boingo account which worked great on my tablet while waiting for the plane to arrive.

So I finally got into the plane @ around 9:10pm and had a great dinner on the plane then fell asleep and next thing I know I was in Paris.

Paris France was very clean and beautiful place, their airport Charles de Gaule Airport is pretty busy and pretty big. I myself got lost on this airport due to the confusing coding of gates, and the unfriendliness of the French people, that wouldn’t even talk to me in English. What kind of International Airport is this? Oh well I will include it to one of the airport I wouldn’t go visit again.

So at around 12:00pm I finally got on FinnAir flight going to Helsinki Finland, FinnAir service was great, the food was good even for a 2hrs trip they still served heavy lunch.

Finally arrive Vantaa Airport Helsinki Finland @ around 3:30pm, airport is looking good, and my only gripe was all the sign are in Finnish, so I couldn’t understand the signs and had to follow drawings like a luggage drawing would mean exit to me, also thank god people are nice and friendly and also speaks proper English.

So finally got out with the help of a very nice Finnish English speaking police man.

As soon as I got out the gate I saw a man holding a sign board of my name, he escorted me outside, carried my luggage, and opened the door for me on his Volvo car.

As soon we got to the Hotel I was greeted by Donna from WOM World anf was given my goodie bag, another itineary, my local sim, and my room keys.

Went up to my room to drop off my stuff, and the room was absolutely amazing definitely 5 star hotel.

So I went downstairs again to the lobby to meet up with the other attendees, everyone was pretty friendly and happy, and after couple of hours of chit chatting, we all went to this private club called Blak for the Pre Event Party which was off the hook. The food was great, alcohol drinks were great too, chit chatted again with the fellow attendees and Nokia Employees.

The night went really great.. and now Im back to the hotel blogging this…

I hope you enjoy reading my update.. Will surely update some more interesting events tomorrow, so keep on tune.

I will post pics when I get back to the US.

Logging off here in Helsinki, Finland…