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... Here's a few highlights: The skipper told us all boats need to be put up on land during the winter as the sea around the coastline freezes from mid October. Because Finland is so close to Russia, defence is a very high priority. All men do compulsory military service at 18 and many of the islands we passed have military installations. Finland's most successful company is Nokia (but that was sold to Microsoft a few years back ...
... saw the strangest thing called Hotel Manta of Helsinki. Take a look. I couldn't imagine what stairs leading up to a windowed, big, black square could be.
Well, curiosity got the better of me when I saw a security guard by the entrance and a ticket booth, so I asked. It's actually a hotel room by night and an art exhibit by ...
... with a poem about the extinct moa - not the best showcase for NZ! The top floor was all Finland animals and scenes and made us want to return and explore more out into rural areas to spot them - summer in the lakes and winter in the forests.
We met Andy back at the flat but set out to try and finish a few last Finish sights - groan. Unfortunately there was a service going on at the Rock church so we peaked inside and yes the back of the altar is all granite ...
... this angle there was a clearly visible zone where the motorcycles were waiting, it's just I couldn't see it from where I was before. I finally waited in the right area, and eventually was able to board the ferry. I was directed to the bike parking area, but then all the bikers were tying down their own bikes and I couldn't figure out how the provided belts tightened. When I caught the ferry to and from Tasmania the ferry operators did all that for ...
... exhibit. That's pretty much all I saw as it is unfortunately having the roof restored so the 3rd floor exhibits are currently closed. I then got a late lunch and headed back to the apartment for a while to add some extra layers to head out for the afternoon and evening. This afternoon I caught the tram back into town and did a whole loop around the city checking out the sights. There is a pub tram which we should ...
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