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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 …
... some more and threw her hand up in the air in frustration, as if me leaving a book on the doorstep of a bookshop was somehow her business and something worthy of getting ***** about. I mean, it's a bookshop - and I'm placing a book by the door outside of business hours. There is no rocket science or mystery involved here.
"Whatever," I said, rapidly tiring of the exchange and wondering why even simple innocent tasks are too much for some people. More mumbled abuse, ...
... I had blueberry pie and Len had a strange cheese dish, which was sort of like cubes of cheese heated up, and gooey but not melted in some creamy, milky solution.....he loved it....we washed these done with local liqueurs...
Next day we caught a local ferry to an island called Suomenlina which is a unesco world heritage site....basically is a fort going back to the 1700s which was used in war times..against and then with the swedes and then the Russians.....is still ...
... while hundreds of tourists went about trying to get their perfect shot, was mighty enjoyable. Then we wandered around Kauppatori (open air market), which was right by the harbour in the old part of town. The day was a beautiful 21 degrees, with not a cloud in the sky and sun out in full force – seemed like the whole of Helsinki was out on the streets. Everyone looked happy and were enjoying themselves thoroughly. I guess you have to when days like this only come along a couple ...
... and the lad operating it looks thoroughly fed up and disenfranchised and keeps sending empty cars through for something to do. There's a cottage further up and I peek inside to discover an old bloke with long white beard looking equally bored and fed up. It's Santa. He's more pleased to see me and I say hello. He motions for me to sit down next to him and we have a little chat - I'm from Nottingham and he's from here. I do a lot of travelling and so does he. Suddenly a camera ...
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