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... was tough, you haven't encountered its cousin language Finnish. Impossibly long strings of vowels have created pronunciation nightmares and lots of giggles.
For dinner, we wandered about until we found a little cafe with an outdoor terrace. It was Monday night, so the city seemed pretty quiet and a lot of places were closed, but we had a nice meal and felt restored.
Watch out, Helsinki; the Badgers are here.
After dinner, we headed back to ...
... a Design District? Of the few people that did know, who knew that it is totally awesome? Funky, chic, creative, and full of boutiques for Fashionistas, tea shops and antique stores for Bohemians, cool little shops for industrial design buffs, and all manner of cafes, coffee shops, and restaurants for everyone else. We pretty much stumbled upon the Design District based upon a little blurb in the Rick Steves' guidebook that mentioned "funky and artsy shops" - ...
... the kids, so they drove us back to the harbor and dropped us off. What a fantastic night...we were so lucky to have such a fun evening with the locals!! Of course, the sun was still out at 10:30pm when we got back, so we sat at the hotel bar for one more drink before heading to bed. Summer in Finland can seriously cause a drinking problem!! Although, the winters are so cold and dark that could drive people to drink. I guess the whole population is screwed! ...