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Travel Blogs from Helsinki
2010 08 13 - 2010 08 14 - Helsinki, Finland
The sun shone brilliantly as the ferry we had taken from Tallinn in Estonia sailed right close to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Suomenlinna and into the very beautiful Helsinki Harbour. Helsinki, with only a population of 568,000, is a "low rise" city unspoilt by giant modern skyscrapers, but blessed with stately heritage buildings of enduring …
... the sun and sea of Croatia......and one area, Len and I felt we had not explored up to this point in time... was the Scandinavian countries......hence this leg of our adventure....which we started in Finland......
Flying in we were greeted with spectacular views of hundreds of islands as we came towards Finland...was a wonderful sight to see....
... This really is a beautiful city. There is water, coloured buildings and copper rooftops abound. We spent our first night getting to know Luanda’s cousin Taquin and his beautiful family. We were treated to an amazing home cooked three-course meal, my favourite wine and spent a lovely four hours dining and chatting. The next day we were off to catch up with our lovely friends Skye and Eamon who were also travelling through Stockholm and we spent the next three days ...
... on the top deck which offered amazing views departing Helsinki and at sunset. Oh and then there was the Drunk Rabbit and the Rabbit Hole - WIERD! And the litre bottle of 70% vodka Sam bought for four quid - judging by the smell I don't think we will be drinking it any time soon if at all! It was a highly entertaining journey indeed which was met by a not so entertaining hangover the next day but nevermind. At least we managed to change our clocks and set the right alarm this ...
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Close to port (walking), pleasant staff, bathroom, safe, DBed, Good TV, free WIFI, window that opens. No smoking room. Clean and Tidy. Good Breakfast.
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