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... to visit the Rock Church that had been primarily formed out of an abandoned granite quarry and the monument celebrating Finland's famous composer Jean Sibelius. We passed many other spots that I made mental note of for followup visits. There was also information given on Finnish history and social programs. It seems post secondary education is free here. I already know that Finland ranks at the top of OECD rankings when it comes to education. The history ...
- We had breakfast and walked to the hotel reception in order to check out of the hostel.
- We left out bags at the hotel and went for a walk to keep warm and so the Patrick could buy a present for Alisa.
- It was freezing outside -18 deg C. It the coldest I have ever experienced and my moustache kept freezing.
- We waited outside the hotel for the shuttle bus to the airport. We were cutting it close to make my flight and the shuttle ...
... off the wrong stop and after wandering about and asking a few people we found it! Guess what there was a big sign on the door saying it was closed for renovations and reopens tomorrow! We really follow the Stumble guide of Touring. This afternoon we were serenaded on the tram by a drunken artist! He didn't realize we were speaking a different language he was so drunk!
So tomorrow we will go to the Design Museum! Jx
... design. Good design is ensured by architectural competitions, a deep rooted Finnish practice in public and much private building and construction projects." It goes further than this however, as the Finns do not accept poor design or inferior quality of materials. The long and the short of it means that if you come here be prepared to spend some cash! A short tram ride to the old city abattoir which has been converted into various ...
... the waterfront (reminiscent of Viaduct harbour!) taking the metro instead of another tram and finally found the central Railway station where we took a bus to the zoo. Located on an island, you then walk across a bridge to another island which was very cool - and great views of the city. Using the natural outcrops of rock as part of some enclosures - this worked well for the mountain goats and sheep of various types! A lot of the wild cats seemed to be hiding in the shade ...