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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. I´m 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 don´t have to carry a roll of …
... be weighed and priced as you’re checking out.)
Everything official and most signage is written in both Finnish and Swedish. Street maps can be confusing, with two names for every road. I found that when only foreign languages are provided on food container labels, the Swedish is slightly more decipherable than Finnish. I have to say that Greek was easier for me to decipher than Finnish!
... as the salmon fillet or reindeer dishes or simply peruse handmade local items such as the reindeer horn trinkets. Warning:they also see reindeer, mink and snow fox pelts which are their local trades, so please take this into account if visiting.
If you're musically inclined the following day should be spent outdoors as much as possible. Take in the Jean Sibelius monument in the park similarly named. The monument is made up of over 600 metal pipes ...
... Hesperia Park.
Our final destination was Temppeliaukio kirrko (Temple Square Church commonly called The Rock Church), a beautiful Lutheran Church built entirely into the bedrock and quarried stone. Nothing prepares you for the beauty and uniqueness of its architecture. From outside the church has little presence, but once you step through the very accessible entry the round interior surrounds you. The church has a circular copper roof spiralling out from a ...
... form apparently) and visited the Elinge Älgpark (www.elingealgpark.com) which has about 10 tame mooses, plus two sets of new-born twins. Two-day old mooses are so cute – all legs and nose! We also had Mooseburgers for lunch, which were super-yummy. We had a great time exploring the park, feeding and patting the mooses, as well as chatting to the owner and the Swedish Chef at the cafe – both of whom spoke very good English, unlike ...
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