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Deanne mentioned on deck earlier that she never in her life imagined that she'd go to Russia someday, but it's pretty easy this way. We don't expect any blowback considering the current political situation, what with the Ukraine and the sanctions. From what I've heard, St. Petersburg is really so different than the rest of Russia and is much more like Scandinavia. We'll see.
Nearly 48 hours after I left home on Sunday afternoon, we have finally arrived in Helsinki. The second flight had the potential to be very arduous - 12 1/2 hours stuck in the middle seat of the middle aisle and not being able to move one iota - but I did get to have a half decent sleep for a few hours so not feeling too bad at this ...
... Monument in Sibelius Park is dedicated to the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. It is made out of hollow, steel pipes.
The Kauppatori Market booths by the sea shore sell Finnish handicrafts, souvenirs (all too expensive but very nice jewelry and winter socks and hats & scarves) and fish, a lot of fish!! ...
... ferry, if you could call it just that , had 11 decks including 2 for vehicles...huge..It had a spa,casino, three restaurants, a cafe, bars,a disco and a HUGE duty free shop where most seemed to gather buying up grog cigarettes and perfume ,loading into their cars on deck 4 ready to drive off with unlimited booze into a country with very few limitations but a huge alcohol tax making the average cost of a glass of an average wine about $14. Penfolds Koonunga Hill was 17 ...
... Yummy cheesecake with lingonberry sauce was for dessert. When I went to the bathroom upstairs on the 3rd floor, it was a very cool experience. I searched for a light switch for a few minutes but couldn’t find anything! So, I took one of the candles sitting on the stair banister inside with me. They thought of every little detail in the bathroom. The toilet was carved out of a slab of rock. The sink was carved out of a stone, too, and had a pot hanging over ...
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