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Travel Blogs from Helsinki
My flight left Hong Kong just after midnight early on 13 June 2013 and flew direct to Helsinki, Finland. I have to admit I slept most of the way, but did manage to catch the last hour of the flight to see the terrain of Finland before we landed. I bused it from the airport into town, where I was met by Chris. After locking up my bags in storage at …
The country where I want to beeeee
Pony trekking or camping
Or just watching TV
Finland, Finland, Finland,
It's the country for meeeee
That's quite enough Monty Python for the moment, so on to the blog post...
Helsinki is a very pleasant city, and quite small as capital cities go. Despite this it manages to have …
... enough that we didn't even notice it was getting dark. Which means it was REALLY late since they have the midnight sun here as well! I've taken a few glasses of wine tonight in the hope that it can cure me of my jet lag.
Hooray for alcohol! I managed to sleep right through to 7am, which I have been desperately craving since being on this holiday. Today Heddi had planned a trip to Turku, on the west coast of Finland, which is a place ...
Today was our only full day in Helsinki, so we made the most of it. Up at 6am (jet lag helps) and got a full breakfast buffet at our hotel - which was quite good. Was a cross between what I imagine typical Finnish fare would be (mackerel and herring) and typical Russian fare (meats, cheeses, little sausages, hard-boiled eggs). We filled up to prepare ourselves for a long day.
Since we were planning on going on a walking tour at noon, that gave us over four hours to ...
... do this one)
Shopping at Stockman Dept Store
Sibelius Monument Suomenlinna if time permit
19:00 Collect luggage and have Dinner before going to ...