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... end, the performer from the previous night returned to the stage. Jaclyn wanted to request a song and I suggested "Man of Constant Sorrow," which the singer confessed he couldn't remember the words to. When he asked if WE knew the words, I immediately took to writing the lyrics on a napkin, which he was remarkably able to decipher and sing. He placed the napkin in his songbook, vowing to "treasure it always."
One by one, everyone went to sleep, and I decided to take ...
... about the cold as much as we did, but our guide did point out that at least the harbour wasn't frozen solid - like every winter. Also, we found a great Vietnamese restaurant. We didn't eat there - as always, not enough time - but we bought some take away snacks to remind us of ...
... Homemade chicken and rice with salad for dinner, then off to bed.
Exploration of Helsinki today. We headed straight for Suomenlinna, which is a group of 4 or 5 islands on where the Swedes built a defensive fortress. Today it is mostly used as a place to sunbath and walk during nice weather. For 5 Euros you can walk through an old Finnish U-boat which was pretty cool. Afterward we returned to the apartment for another home cooked meal.
... cycling country.
From Odense, it was off to Helsingor, which you might recognise as the same Elsinore written about by Billy Shakespeare in Hamlet. On the way, we went via Roskilde which has a great Viking Museum. Inside the museum, there are 5 ships that were sunk to block the channels into Roskilde Harbour when it was being raided in the Year Dot! When these ships were raised, it was discovered that they were from the Viking era and ...
... thing straight away is that wood is everywhere.
Metal supports, forget it, concrete formwork is individual plans of wood that you could build a dozen houses with.
Quick bus ride into Helsinki and we are in our hotel, a former gaol.
Things are a little different than in France.
Roads are not race tracks, parking rules are not an optional extra, cars have been known to ...