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Eki Siivonen

1281    UN    Quality
 

Eki Siivonen

Age: 83
Links:  INTERVIEW 2014
Member since:  2012-09-29
Overall rank:

127

Scores:
552
NM1281
112
UN
127
UN+
141
TCC
212
WHS
KYE
387
MTP

Bio

I am a retired technical adviser in the paperboard packaging field. I have done only a small part of my travel in that capacity. Most of it was done 1) during the school years by bicycle pushing from Helsinki through Sweden and Denmark to Continental Europe and once as far as to Morocco. (It took 32 days) 2) during the university years in the 1950's by motorcycle round the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. (Two weeks imprisoned in Egypt for entering the military area of Sinai without permission) 3) later on four wheels. The most interesting trip was from Helsinki through Sahara to Western Africa, then by sea from Senegal to Argentina to cover South and North America and finally back home by sea from Brooklyn. This trip covered 47 000 km and took seven months. (At that time in the 1960's the road conditions were not what they are today. We had great difficulties on hardly existant roads in the altitude of 4500 m in the Andes of Bolivia and Peru.) My wedding journey in 1966 was by road to India through Soviet Union, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan. The only train trip was by the eight days lasting Trans Siberian Railway to the Soviet Pacific coast, Japan and China, which then was in the middle of the Cultural Revolution. Later I have used air travel to reach distant regions, like the Pacific islands and Eastern and Southern Africa, mostly with my wife. Later our daughters sometimes joined. When the political conditions in Russia and Eastern Europe changed, it became possible to travel there without restrictions. I collected a group of Finns and made several journeys to Russia and the other former socialist countries with the group. As I have done most of my travel by road, there are not many islands on my list. Now I have started to rectify that situation.

Series scores

Geography

Rank: 37
Score: 498

Urban

Rank: 9
Score: 1480

Transport

Rank: 123
Score: 356

Intellectual

Rank: 333
Score: 149

Outdoors

Rank: 166
Score: 144

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SOUTHERN EUROPE

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1993 1993
1993 1993
1959 1959
2000 2000
1957 2000
2014 2014
2014 2014
1955 1993
2014 2014
1957 1993
1955 1955
1957 1957
2013 2013
2010 2010
1957 1957
1955 1955
1957 1957
1982 1982
1959 1959
1957 1957
1993 1993
1953 1953
1953 1953
1953 1953
1957 1982
1953 1953
1951 1951
1951 1951
1982 1982
1982 1982
1951 1955
2013 2013
1953 1953
1953 1953
1953 1955
1953 1993
1957 1982
2014 2014
1957 1957
1957 1993
1955 1993
1975 1975
1957 1957
2014 2014
1953 1953
1959 1959
1980 1980
1953 1953
1968 1968
1957 1957
1955 2014
1955 1955
1955 1955
1955 1955
1957 1993
1953 1953
1968 1968
1968 1968
2016 2016
1953 1953
1971 1971
1968 1968
1953 1953
1953 1953
1968 1968
1962 1962
1953 1953
1968 1968
1953 1995
1953 1953
1959 1959
1953 1953
1968 1968
1955 1955
1955 1955
1962 1962
1953 1953

WESTERN EUROPE

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1955 1955
1957 1957
1953 1953
1955 1955
1951 1951
1951 1951
1951 1951
1969 1969
1953 1953
1951 1951
1965 1965
1951 1951
1951 1953
1953 1959
2013 2013
1968 1968
1951 1951
1968 1968
1959 1959
1953 1969
1965 1965
1995 1995
1951 1951
1965 1965
1951 1951
1953 1953
1951 1951
1951 1951
1965 1965
1951 1951
1951 1951
1959 1959
1959 1959
1951 1951
1951 1951
1951 2017
1951 2017
1971 1971
1953 2017
1968 1968
1968 1968
1965 1965
1987 1987
1951 2017
1967 2017
1970 1970
1968 1968
1970 1970
1957 1957
1953 1953
1951 1951
1951 2017
1951 2017
1951 2017
1951 1957
1957 1957
1951 1951
1957 1957
1951 1951
1955 1955
1969 1969
1951 1951
1951 1951
1951 1951
1951 1951
1951 1951
1951 1951
1951 1951
1968 1968
1951 1951
1970 1970
1951 1951
1951 1951
1967 1967

NORTHERN EUROPE

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2015 2015
1950 1950
1950 2017
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1942 1942
before 1940 1942
before 1940 Don't remember
1940 2017
1974 1974
1974 1974
1990 1990
1952 1952
1950 1950
1968 2017
1950 1950
1946 1955
1942 1946
1969 2015
1942 1950
1942 1942
1942 2017

EASTERN EUROPE

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1965 1965
1993 1993
1965 1965
1966 1966
1960 1960
1972 1972
1966 2017
1967 2017
1966 1966
1976 2017
1989 1989
1992 1992
1960 1960
1960 1960
1960 1960
1992 2017
1992 1992
1989 2017
1979 2017
1989 2017
1989 2017
1960 1972
1978 1978
1965 2017
1978 1978
1965 2017
1978 1978
1966 2017
1978 2017
1960 1960
1966 1966
1960 1960
1966 1966
1960 1966
1982 1982
1997 1997
1960 1966
2001 2001
2001 2001
1995 1995
1999 1999
1997 1997
1977 1977
2001 2001
1966 1966
1960 1966
1960 1960
2001 2001
1960 1960
1960 1960
1997 1997
2001 2001
1960 1960
1960 1960
1977 1977
1989 1989
1966 1966
2001 2001
1965 1965
1960 1960
2001 2001
1960 1966
1960 1966
1977 1977
1999 1999
2001 2001
2001 2001
1974 1974
1965 1965
1966 1993
1972 1972
1972 1972
1960 1993
1966 1966
1960 1960
1966 1966
1960 1972
1972 2009
1960 1960
1960 1960
2009 2009

NORTHERN ASIA

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1977 1977
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1977 1977
1977 1977
1977 1977
1977 1977
1977 1977
1977 1977
1977 1977
1977 1977
1977 1977
1977 1977
1977 1977

CENTRAL ASIA

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1977 1977
1966 1966

EASTERN ASIA

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1977 1977
1978 1978
1977 1977
1977 1977
1978 1978
1977 1977
1977 1977
1977 1977
1977 1977
1978 1978
1978 1978
1978 1978
1977 1977
1977 1977
1977 1977
1977 1977
1977 1977
1977 1977
1977 1977
1997 1997
1977 1977
1977 1977
1977 1977
1997 1997

WESTERN ASIA

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1966 1966
1966 1966
1966 1966
1981 1981
2000 2000
1965 1965
2003 2003
1966 1966
1966 1966
1966 1985
1966 1966
1966 1966
1966 1966
1966 1966
1980 1980
1978 1978
1981 1981
1994 1994
1994 1994
1994 1994
1955 1955
1955 1955
1955 1955
2002 2002
1955 1955
1994 1994
2000 2000
2000 2000
1955 1982
1997 1997
1955 1955
1994 1994
1994 1994
1955 1955
1982 1982
1982 1982
1955 1955
1955 1955
1966 1966
1982 1982
2000 2000
1986 1986
1986 1986

SOUTHERN ASIA

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1966 1966
1966 1966
1966 1966
2000 2000
2000 2000
1966 1966
2001 2001
1980 1980
2000 2000
2000 2000
1966 1966
1980 1980
2000 2000
2000 2000
1980 1980
1980 1980
1966 1966
1997 1997
1983 1983
1980 1980
1980 1980
1966 1966
1966 1966
1981 1981

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1981 1981
1981 1981
1981 1981
1989 1989
1982 1982
1981 1981
1982 1982
1978 1978
1981 1981
1981 1981

NORTHERN AFRICA

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1953 1953
1962 1962
1953 1953
1953 1953
1953 1953
1953 1953
1962 1962
1955 1955
1955 1955
1955 1955
1955 1955
1955 1955
1955 1955
1955 1955
1962 1962
1953 1953
1953 1953
1953 1953
1955 1955
1953 1953

WESTERN AFRICA

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1983 1983
1962 1962
1962 1962
1973 1973
1973 1973
1962 1962
1962 1962
1962 1962
1962 1962
1962 1962
1962 1962
1962 1962

CENTRAL AFRICA

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EASTERN AFRICA

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1973 1973
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1973 1973
1973 1973
1973 1973
1973 1973

SOUTHERN AFRICA

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1984 1984
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1984 1984
1984 1984