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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- TV Channel One Russia
- Free parking
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... this beautiful city. Prior to arriving this morning, all we knew about Finland was what our Danish friends told us - they love to drink vodka and they all carry a knife (so be careful!) Our new friends assured us that this was a stereotype from the old days (bugger - I was hoping to see someone pull a knife - from the distance of course). Since we knew so little about Finland, we quizzed our new friends as we sailed around ...
... on a sweltering day) and, just as we started to despair of seeing any, the Amur tiger and leopard came sauntering past and 3 gorgeous lion cubs sat playing with their watchful mummy in the shade - soooo cute! The brown bear was snoozing too but at least we got a glimpse - and of course there were plenty of reindeer (with enormous antlers) and bison and yak types. Guy was very concerned at a poor tortoise which had flipped upside down (too energetic exercise perhaps?) with ...
... the international arena.
It is noted for its poppy designs, vivid colors and graphic fabric patterns in clothing, housewares, accessories and fabrics. It was like going to the “source” for wonderful, quintessential Finnish design.
The next morning, we arrived in Helsinki, Finland. This is quite close to Russia, and seems to be where Russians often go to shop without taxes. We got off the boat, and did the hop-on/off bus (as always!). We drove through the city, seeing various sites. The main area of Helsinki is a small harbor, with a very busy food market around it. There, you can find all things Finland: animal furs, gloves, ski caps, and of course, fish. After perusing, we hopped on a harbor cruise that took ...
... skies and warmish temperatures, so the perfect day for exploring this place, a former fortress built on six islands originally in 1748 as protection against Russian invasion. Now it's a UNESCO world heritage site, and a really pretty place - lots of places to wander, or just to sit and have a picnic and enjoy the views. We spent the morning there, and then headed back to town and navigated the public transport system disrupted by the Pride parade, to locate ...