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After breakfast we strolled on the sundeck of the Silja Serenade and watched the Finnish coast slowly come into view. Soon we could make out Suomenlinna Fortress which consisted of an irregular network of bastions. One of Finland's seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites, it was built in the mid 18th. century by Sweden as a maritime fortress …
... but is instead a Nordic country), but anyway ... last day in Northern Europe, and judging by the weather, I was getting out at the right time because it was an absolute shocker. Definitely the worst day weather-wise that I've had the whole time I've been away. Rain, rain, rain and nothing else. Not heavy rain, but rain nonetheless, which meant that I had to rethink my plan for the day, which was to sit in a park and relax. Instead, I had to find some ...
... have laws forbidding buildings of wood. We saw the fields were planted, but the guide only knew it was grains. There are high moose fences. It is very expensive here.The waters freeze so speed skating is popular. They have other events to help pass the long winters, such as wife carrying. She suggested we look this up on you tube! We pass an area that was roasting coffee! What an great aroma! This is a country of 180,000+ lakes. In Porvoo we ...
... 8211; how cool and progressive.
We decided that we’d get off at the ROCK CHURCH and then walk the rest of this small city that housed 450,000 Helsinkian’s. Because it’s not a big city, this can be covered off pretty quickly. You can easily see that this city was a favorite of the SPB crowd for vacations as there are so many similarities to the buildings and infrastructure here in this Finnish capital.
... Given this complete lack of information, I did what any self-respecting programmer would do: start spiraling outwards! I did eventually find the hotel, and it would have been really easy to get to had I known which direction to go. The hotel is quite nice actually, I am pleasantly surprised.
Shortly after, Jon showed up, and we proceeded to wander around aimlessly for a couple hours looking for food. Downtown Helsinki ...
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