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... since the kids found it so gross, Dave had to eat 3 or 4 just to see them squirm, even though it was a very strange texture! Unfortunately, by that time we had to make our way back to the ship. I can't say we really learned much about Helsinki as we really didn't make time to explore the history and the culture. I will say that this has been my favorite stop so far: it was incredible watching Ashley play like a kid again, if only for a few ...
... the "Hop On-Hop Off" bus at the port. As we traveled around the city, I was reminded of what a native Finlander asked us in Amsterdam, "Why are you stopping there?" The city is not terribly interesting and the architecture is nondescript. I rode the loop seeing Market Hall, the main boulevard with cafés and galleries, the Tennis Palace Art Museum, Rock Church, the Sibelius Monument, Olympic ...
... my bags in the central station, which I had just left, so didn't want to walk all the way back.
I decided to walk to the main harbour square and keep my bag with me till the afternoon so I can go straight back to the hotel when it opens.
The harbour area was very reminiscent of Bergen Norway with ...
... or "thank you." The bus was about 10 minutes late, so I'm glad I asked those people. I watched the movie "Chronicle" on the bus and then took a nap. I was awoken from my nap for Passport control. I had to show my passport 6 times to leave Russia and be allowed into Finland. I showed it 4 times in Russia and 2 times in Finland. My passport was stamped 2 times. I was hungry on the bus bc I didn't know what food I was or was not able to bring, so ...
... champagne (I'm worth it of course), I worked my way through 6 courses of modest size but incredible tastes and presentation. The soup course arrive in two vessels. The bowl contained a piece of reindeer shin (shank) along with some greens and spiced pastes. The waiter explained what they all were and then preceeded to pour a creamy soup base from a pitcher over the contents of the bowl. How rich and tasty it was! The main course was Arctic char filet and roe ...
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