Hellsten Helsinki Senate
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... the hop-on, hop-off bus tours gave us a very good picture of the history of Helsinki. Too bad that most of our time walking around was taken up by trying to find a MasterCard friendly ATM and sitting at Stockman's cafe uploading several blog updates. It is said that if you can't find it at Stockman, then you don't need it! The giant department store has many floors and the only ATM which accepts our ...
... On the front of the postcard is an iconic Finnish cartoon, 'MoominTrolls' which is basically Finland in a nutshell. And that brings us us to what we're doing now. We are currently on our way back to the airport to pack up all our stuff and get on the plane to Heathrow, London. As I said, I cannot write a lot because we have only stayed in Finland for 6 hours.
I will write again once I get to London.
... will listen to herself.
This could not continue for the next five days or she would not be fitting into her jeans when they disembarked.
She thought of Delcom's oft repeated comment, " I only have to look at food ....... " well you know the rest.
It was very hot sitting in the sun and before she knew it the ocean surrounded and seemed to cocoon the ship.
She thought she might have a little sleep before dinner.
... cranes suggests that the economy is healthy.
Closer to the city centre the buildings take on a distinctive look. You have seen it, very Eastern/Northern European. Nearly all the buildings are 6 to 8 storeys high and are strung together in blocks. The heating must be more efficient for them but it is pretty boring architecture. The existence of many park areas and more modern public buildings offer more interesting views.
It looks like there has been ...
... Art Nouveau examples including the formidable central station. We started in the country's iconic shop which is called Stokkemann. At least 8 floors which Kate described as 'Finland's John Lewis but nicer'. We ended up buying lots of cool stuff but the best bit was going down the underground tunnel (part of a network used in winter) to the biggest bookshop in Northern Europe which is across the street. By now I was becoming pretty much ...