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Finland was not on my original itinerary. I decided to take a small detour (5 hours on the train from St. Petersburg) and visit Helsinki for a couple of days. Iīm so glad that I did. In fact I extended my stay for an extra day after I got there. It feels so good to be back in the westernized world again: - where I donīt have to carry a roll of …
... with a ice-broken shipping lane. We docked and waited for the shuttle to take us to the terminal. There was heaps of new snow in Helsinki so we had to drag our bags through the snow into the terminal building and then out to the public bus to the train line into Central Helsinki. The subway took us directly to the central train station where I picked up our afternoon tickets to St Petersburg, Russia. As expected Cath went shopping again for ski pants ...
... guesswork. I'm taking the small fragments of information that I do know and trying to build a whole picture with it, like playing a poker hand.
So when the bus driver started calling out street stop names at about 12:30pm I didn't really bat an eyelid. It was only when I was one of two people left on the bus and the driver came back to ask us if we were both heading for Raislo that I knew I'd screwed it up. The other guy did some translating for me and it turns out that ...
... currency to stay in the States hands, they did this by only allowing Westerners to stay at Intourist Hotels. Given how paranoid they were about Westerners it won't come as a surprise that 20% of the rooms were permanently bugged and the KGB had a permanent listening post on the 23rd floor of the hotel. This was all designed from the start to be secret, the lifts in the hotel don't ...
Despite the happenings at our table the banquet on offer was very appetising and the choices were many. We left the table having really enjoyed our meal (probably a little too much!) and retired to our cabins for a good night's sleep.
We were pleasantly surprised by the facilities on-board the MS Gabriella. Our cabins were comfortable with bathrooms more than adequate. Fortunately for us your table ...
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