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... so we went to the train station and paid 4 Euros for a big locker. That's the cheapest insurance you can get around here. You just can't trust anyone at a hostel with bags lying around. Take it from someone who knows.
After we dropped our bags, we walked around some more and found a part of the harbor we missed and saw a lot of working wooden sailboats and some interesting architecture. We ate a mixed plate of seafood at a different harbor ...
September 7 Sunday Royal Princess (Helsinki) A restless night, probably over tired, though we left the ship at 9.15 for the hop on bus €20 to see the city sights in a limited time period here. As with Oslo, it was a Sunday, hence the closure of many shops. Though we were blessed again to a blue sky and mild day. First stop was the Sibelius monument, which is dedicated to a famous composer Jean Sibelius, who composed Finlandia. This is a series of pipes that have been ...
... country has gone its own eclectic way ever since. This northerly capital is a vibrant, modern city, with many open parks and gardens, and some fine neo-classical buildings in the Senate Square.
Today, Helsinki is a remarkably cutting-edge city in art, technology and social consciousness. Museum exhibits, theaters and concerts abound, the sidewalks are heated in winter so they don't have to be shoveled, and everyone seems to be connected to everyone else by a ...
... with a marble and gold-embossed pulpit and huge chandelier. It was designed by the famous architect Engel who sadly died before it was complete and commissioned in 1852.
Matthew was keen to go to the Design Museum (there are over 50 museums in Helsinki so we have to choose carefully) and he was not disappointed. The permanent exhibitions showing the history and progress of design in Finland were interesting but the temporary exhibition was ...
We arrived at Helsinki at 10 a.m. which left us with a nice sleep in and the chance to have both breakfast and lunch before we left the ship to explore Helsinki. The Monty Python song "Finland" kept running through my head (Finland, Finland, Finland…You're the country for me) as we caught the shuttle bus (the ship was docked several km outside of the town centre, so walking was out of the question) into town. We had two destinations in mind for our exploration, ...
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