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... 3 days in Helsinki before rejoining our train mob. We had been to Helsinki before so it was nice to renew our memories of the place.
Our hotel was very central and the weather was excellent Just a little rain for about 5min and a lovely sunny day for our harbour cruise.
Naturally the first thing we did was to our On/Off bus - via a Helsinki Card which gave us free entry into a number ...
... check-in one and a half hours prior to sailing. I am pretty sure that I let the F-bomb slip at that point! People used to ask me why I started planning this trip two years out, hmmm, I wonder if it has anything to do with how generally unorganised I am?
We still managed to get to the ferry on time, thanks in part to the fact that it was a Saturday morning I think. Based on how some of the streets looked and the very few cars that were on the roads I think ...
... from WA. There were some hilarious stories coming out then. And trust the WA guys to be the last drinkers! I ran into Wendy McGruther's Uncle, Tony McGruther who is from QASSP and later APPA. He is a really nice guy. I met an interesting bloke who is Principal of a Finish school in St Petersburg, Russia. That is just across the gulf. He works there with his wife and they teach Finish curriculum and pedagogy in the school for only ...
... who is full of bounce and smiles. She uses her Mum as a translator as she can't understand English, nor I Finnish. She tells me all about her dolls, her room, her favourite things...language was no barrier for this little one. Even when Mum had to leave the room, she continued to chat to me in Finnish. It was awesome that she had no fear - she just wanted to play. We are now firm friends, and at the dinner table, conversation becomes serious.
Heta (H): "Do you ...
... do the 20-minute ferry to the Island fort, and check out the churches, or not. Day 4: Another great Finnish breakfast after which we went to the room to sort out our packing for St Petersburg. We left all our cases in the hotel storage and walked down to catch the ferry to Suomenlinna, the island fort protecting the entrance to Helsinki Harbour. It is referred to as the Gilbralta of the North. The crossing was uneventful. We alighted at the Kings Gate on the eastern end of ...
Other places to stay in Helsinki
Mannerheimintie 50, Helsinki | 4 star hotelfrom $74
- If modern is your wish
- Excelente ubicación, personal agradable
- Excellent location, friendly service
Eteläinen, Helsinki | 4 star hotelfrom $120
- No towels in a EUR 169,-- room
- Very Nice Hotel for the money
- OK Hotel
Eteläinen, Helsinki | 4 star hotelfrom $110
- A bit over price
- Fantastic Hotel in a Fantastic City
- Fantastic hotel!...
Mikonkatu 23, Helsinki | 4 star hotelfrom $120
Eteläinen, Helsinki | 4 star hotelfrom $126
- Perfect location, adequate hotel
- Loved the Marski
- Very average
Eteläinen, Helsinki | 3 star hotelfrom $159
Pasila, Manti | B&Bfrom $100
Eteläinen, Helsinki | 4 star hotelfrom $141
- One of the Best
- Fantastic time!
Eteläinen, Helsinki | 4 star hotelfrom $118
- Love this hotel
- Slightly above avarage 3 stars
- Great Location, Great Service
Eteläinen, Helsinki | 4 star hotelfrom $116
- Friendly Staffs
- Excellant hotel
- Excellent service perfectly located
Etelainen Rautatiekatu 4, Helsinki | 3 star hotelfrom $114
Kampinmalmi, Helsinki | 4 star hotelfrom $106
Eteläinen, Helsinki | 4 star hotelfrom $132
Ullanlinna, Helsinki | 5 star hotelfrom $184
- Loved the Kamp!
- Great Experience, except for service in the bar
- Scandinavia's Best!
Elielinaukio 5, Helsinki | 4 star hotelfrom $67
Keskinen, Helsinki | 3 star hotelfrom $121
Keskinen, Helsinki | 5 star hotelfrom $119
- Good location, dated rooms
- The other Helsinki Hilton
- Passabile, ma non fantastico
Eteläinen, Helsinki | 3 star hotelfrom $124
- Great rooms for great price in great location~
- We had a great stay at the Helka
- Very nice
Kampinmalmi, Helsinki | 4 star hotelfrom $159
Eteläinen, Helsinki | 3 star hotelfrom $159
Eteläinen, Helsinki | 4 star hotelfrom $137
- Not so good as they say!
- PERFECT IN EVERY WAY! LOTS OF ATTENTION TO DETAIL AND EXCELLENT FRIENDLY STAFF!
- Loved GLO!
Vironniemi, Helsinki | 3 star hotelfrom $93
- Buena relación calidad-precio en el Hotel Arthur de Helsinki
- Nice city-hotel
- Ich warte auf wiedersehen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Vatican City, Albuquerque | Motelfrom $172
Vironniemi, Helsinki | 4 star hotelfrom $139
- Preis-Leistung und Lage großartig
- Great value and location
- A very nice hotel
Veromaentie 1, Helsinki | 3 star hotelfrom $105
Eteläinen, Helsinki | 3 star hotelfrom $105