A VISIT to Vaasa, Finland, for anyone who has never been, is an eye opener. The city is a sight to behold; its infrastructure, its culture and its numerous tourist attractions.
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland, about 420 km from the capital Helsinki with a population of 68, 000.
The city represents an educational, cultural and tourist centre of western Finland. Living in Vaasa is nice because you are close to almost everything — nature, sea and city centre.
My visit to the great city of Vaasa was to attend the Energy Week 2018. It was made possible with the support of the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Finnish Embassy in Lusaka.
Upon arriving at Helsinki International Airport, I joined eight other African journalists, and together, we got on the train to Vaasa, a four-hour journey.
The Energy Week takes place annually, and this year’s meeting was from March 19 to 23.
Every year, the event gathers energy enthusiasts from all over the world to share information on the latest and most interesting cases in the energy sector, which helps to widen their network.