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... on the seabed for 333 years before it was raised,restored and refurbished to be the ONLY 17th century ship surviving. And what a beautiful ship she was / is. The work done to reclaim this ship and the efforts put into the magnificent museum is phenomenal and is rightly the most visited of all the tourist points in the whole of Scandinavia..it is a shame we could not take good photographs there due to the lack of suitable light but the depth of the history here is enough to make ...
We arrived at Helsinki at 10 a.m. which left us with a nice sleep in and the chance to have both breakfast and lunch before we left the ship to explore Helsinki. The Monty Python song "Finland" kept running through my head (Finland, Finland, Finland…You're the country for me) as we caught the shuttle bus (the ship was docked several km outside of the town centre, so walking was out of the question) into town. We had two destinations in mind for our exploration, ...
... text just as I was walking to dinner to let me know he was home from work and that I could arrive any time, so once I'd finished dinner I rode out of town for 20 minutes to his apartment. He lives in a block of apartments for students of the nearby university, and he has a brand new studio apartment with his bed, the pull out bed, the kitchen and the eating area in the one open plan room. It's cosy, but it's nice, and he's very hospitable. When I ...
... br> Did the hop on-hop off bus again. Helsinki is very pretty and very
clean. Heaps of old building and in some way a bit like parts of Germany. Great
weather, 20 and sunny. It is Saturday and there were what seemed like millions
of people everywhere. All the cafes were packed with people sitting outside
enjoying the sun. We did find a nice café to have a beer outside.
On the way back saw heaps of Finns sunbaking in the 20 degrees (they
must have a long winter).
So this morning I woke feeling a little more refreshed. Got my stuff together and headed out and about. John is arriving tonight after getting his passport sorted. I set out walking and the wind was very fresh! I should have paid more attention to the weather forecast! It's only supposed to be 11deg today but it hasn't got above 9. I think I will be shopping for some gloves! I walked from the apartment down to Kaivopuisto ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility