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Travel Blogs from Espoo
... I liked the Finland through the ages bit, even where I went through the ages backwards (bits of the museum lead through to each other when really for sense you ought to backtrack and start at another door) but less so the prehistory. The special exhibition of maps was fabulous, many of them worth millions and the presentation as a whole showing how the perception of the shape of the world has shifted. The volunteer there was enthusiastic, which helped, ...
... chef combine two of the entrees Beef Wellington with Lobster! For desert we got one of all of them. By the time dinner was over, we were under the spell of a food coma. Did I mention that all the wine is included so as we had surf and turf we had both red and white wines at the same time. Sleep came easy and so did getting up well at least for me.
Deb didn't have ...
... white Lutheran cathedral. We also passed by the old sea fortress, Suomenlinna.
When the ferry headed out to the open sea and left the land behind, we went back to our cabin, changed into indoors clothing and went to the sauna, which is a mandatory activity when visiting Finland. The ferry had 2 dry saunas (male and female), showers, changing rooms, 2 Jacuzzis, 1 small pool for children, 1 steam sauna ...
... the correct place, which was full of a large and irritating American family who felt entitled to take the whole waiting area over.
I went to spend our last roubles on water and had a typical Russian send-off: I indicated the water I was trying to buy and asked "gas or still?" Instead of just a smile and a shrug, which is a fair way of indicating you don't speak any of the language you are being addressed in, the shop-keeper just glared at me, clamped her ...
... to my phone in iPod mode, and contemplated why, if a country of 5 million people has high quality free health care, an old age pension from age 60, extended maternity and paternity leave, world class free school education with a free school meal everyday, free university education, and proper social security, and that country is called Finland, then that is quite normal. But if that country is called Scotland, then it is something that could not possibly be afforded, ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility