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- TV Channel One Russia
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Continental Breakfast
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Helsinki, Finland was not what I expected. It is modern, green with parks and gardens, surrounded by water, clean and has the looks of a modern European city. Its population is 626,000 with a metropolitan population of 1.4 million. It is the largest city and capital of Finland and is the 3rd largest Nordic city (after Stockholm and Oslo).
The population of Finland is about 5.5 million and the country is the 8th largest (in area) ...
... learnt about the event in world history. Some said they had never learnt about it and was surprised to hear 140 000 people were killed by the USA dropping the bomb. Some respondents said it was a tough action to stop the war and while killing some citizens, took years off the war. So fascinating to her the perspective that was broadcast on the Russian TV. I could have stopped to listen longer but had to get to breakfast and the conference. ...
... It was subsequently captured by the Russians in 1808 and the following year Finland was absorbed into the Russian Empire. In 1918 the Finns annexed it and gave it the name it bears today which means “Castle of Finland”.
The ferry stops at the main quay on the northern island of Iso Mustasaari then you just follow the path (which is made from rough stones and quite ******* my already aching foot) southwards past Suomenlinna Church (the tower of which ...
... is a modern comfortable hotel. Because of the rain, we had dinner at the hotel. What an experience being served by a unpleasant prison warder! I felt like I was in an episode of Faulty Towers. At least the food was good, even though he moaned and groaned if you asked for anything and when Jan & I asked to slit the bill Basil Faulty in his finest performance ...
... table. She looked at me weird when I sat down, like she was the one there first, and then we ended up eating together in semi-awkward silence.
When I left, I took the suggested tram tour from the map I got at the airport. Every once in a while, I'd hop off and stop to take some pictures. Most of the pictures on here were taken between 9 and 11 at night. I didn't realize how late it was until I looked at my watch and saw that it was a little after 11. ...