Hilton Helsinki Airport
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHilton Helsinki Airport Vantaa
This is the perfect waystop for a rest if you are transiting on to another destination in Finland. The room is comfortable and the staff very helpful.
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The last days of 'normal' life, went by as something of a blur of working too hard, leaving all the travel preps until the very last minute and trying to get a little taste of traditional Christmas before embarking on my 3rd Christmas on the road. The departure date crept up on my and bang there I was heading to work last Thursday morning, backpack in tow ready to head straight to the airport for my long haul of 25 hours to Panama city.
Lufthansa took good care , as ...
... the Royal Palace....it is a working palace not a residential one. The last stop was the Vasa Museum with the ship that was raised after hundreds of years sitting on the bottom of the Stockholm Harbour. It was really amazing to see it...so intact. It sunk because it was top heavy with 2 rows of cannons. A quieter day tomorrow...on our own in ...
... there were no efforts made to put up plaques or explanations for tourists. It was pretty much just abandoned that way about a decade ago, and everything has been left as is, save for some graffiti and guerrilla art put up since. The whole thing was extremely cool.
We headed back to the hostel, stopping along the way to get some delicious pancake-type blintz-looking things filled with apple and cinnamon, sweet cheese, or potato. Yum.
Estonia, it's been ...
... didn't really look up until we had left Helsinki's famed Rock Church and headed over to the Sibelius Monument - on a bit of a whim, we decided to stop at Cafe Regatta, since we had noticed that it was the #2 restaurant in Helsinki, at least, according to Tripadvisor. Tripadvisor is totally hit or miss, especially when it comes to restaurants, but it's the best tool a tourist has, when they don't have an in-the-know local they can consult.
... everything from the food stalls to the tables to the windows. It gave us a better appreciation of where we were sitting! I was planning on doing some shopping after that, but when we stopped by the hotel so Colin could do some emails, I promptly fell asleep for an hour. Who doesn't love a vacation nap?! At least I was rested and ready to go for our boating adventure! Colin and I walked down to the harbor around 5:30 and waited for Peter and Miia ...