Travel Blogs from Helsinki
... we were squashed in like sardines – fortunately it was only for 1 hour 40 minutes.
Arrived back in Helsinki to a lovely sunny, hot day! A bit different to the weather when we were here for that one night with Jus & Lyle a couple of weeks ago. Wandered around the market area for a while, keeping an eye out for a back pack to carry our food and snacks in, (mainly for the train trip), but didn't see any. Wandered up to the main ...
... beer was INCLUDED. That's right—all-you-can-drink beer. The next morning's breakfast buffet was nothing to scoff at either (although the beer was sadly unavailable at that time of day).
For our evening entertainment, we huddled in the corner of a bar and listened to an ocean-bound troubadour strum covers of Springsteen and Simon & Garfunkel. We chatted with the musician during a break, during which he revealed some of the songs he would never play ("Sweet ...
... 8211; only 13 kilometres (for our non-metric friends, that is about 8 miles. Thankfully as we were in northern Germany, then it was all flat – but ow! my aching ****! It had been more than 5 months since I had done any serious cycling. Anyway, when we got there, we had our picnic lunch, discovered that we were picnicking next to the local Mosque (as all the men left after their Friday devotions) and at 2pm, we went into the Museum. It turns ...
... that great to be honest) and the King's Gate (sadly the wrong side of it so I thought it was really boring when it probably isn't). You can also walk along a hill at the shore and check out old canons but it was so windy I kind of feared for my live because I was nearly blown down a cliff.
I spent two hours on the island without checking out everything so plan with some time when you go there.
I was rather hungry after all this walking so ...
... delights of the system.
Helsinki itself seems pretty typical of European capitals. It is cosmopolitan, vibrant and full of things to do. It is staggeringly clean due to the Finnish obsession with recycling and the people are accommodating and friendly too.
The main reason for Helsinki's location was its strategic and trade value as a port throughout the Middle Ages and through into more modern times. It ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsAnna Hotel Helsinki
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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