Travel Blogs from Hyvinkaa
So I guess you're working out that my plan for this blog is brief but often, hope that okay! Flying out of Helsinki was amazing - the coastline is remarkable. It isn't defined by a beach or cliffs - the land just kind of dissolves into sea. The land becomes studded with lakes and then the ...
... that have lived in extreme poverty it's a very large divide between the haves and the have nots. It has only been sine the 90's that they have realised what they have and started restoring many of their treasurers. The State owned system certainly didn't maintain many buildings. Some of the apartments people live in are so rundown but to them it's all they can afford. So many things are not expensive a book I brought in Catherine's palace for 200 rubel equivalent of $6 would cost $20 ...
... Oh, if only we had more time to shop!
Helsinki is the first city we’ve visited (other than Singapore) where the currency doesn’t end with multiple zeros. Unlike other Scandinavian countries Helsinki is a member of the EU so Euros are the legal tender. Denmark, Norway and Sweden all have their own version of Kroner so every few days we’ve been changing to a new currency which fortunately we bought with us.
Our benchmark ...
... lounge where the couches are comfortable, the snacks, gravlax, pate and an assortment of cheeses, are plentiful and tasty, and the bar is (free and) open. The crossing takes a little over two hour and time passes quickly.
Helsinki, our fourth and last stop in the Baltics at 60.17 degrees N. is our furthest North. It is also the largest and most modern of the Baltic capitals we have visited. As someone on the tour said, "(now it feels like) we are in a European ...
... br> We returned to the parking. Saturday afternoon was obviously peak time there. The returned hire vans were double parked everywhere, and if a car driver drove off, his space was snaffled by a cruising member of the van team within seconds. When we departed, two vans both tried for our space.
Driving in Helsinki is fairly easy, although often lanes are shown on overhead signs, rather than painted on the tarmac, so it is easy to end up in a bus lane, or even in a tram only ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free parking