TripAdvisor Reviews Aurora Hotel Helsinki
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... waiting for us at home. No sooner had we put our bags, the hospitality began in earnest. Drinks were poured while the final touches were made for dinner. Ömer is Turkish and prepared an excellent array of traditional Turkish dishes, made with vegetables imported from Turkey for true authenticity. Delicious doesn't even start to describe it.
After dinner drinks continued to be poured - wine, glögi (a warm Christmas drink in Scandinavia similar to mulled wine) and ...
... special food. And the bill was right, and probably a little light since Paul knew the waiter/sommelier who was leaving for a job at a Michellin starred restaurant. Paul and Alyssa were great hosts and we had a really fun evening.
We said our goodbye's and in the morning we made our own coffee (we travel with it and a small filter - it saves us 3-5 Euros each time we drink coffee) and checked out. The hostel doesn't have a secure room to ...
... A lot of Australian influence here. TV full of Australian shows like Master Chef etc and Australian themed pub just down the road with a young guy from the Gold Coast working there. Helsinki itself appears an odd mix - very obvious Russian influence but a great mix of cultures in one city. Plan to explore the city itself ...
... weird. For example, lots of food and alcohol is flavoured with salt licorice and Fisherman's Friend, which they seem to see as a delicacy. Another common dessert flavour is tar. Yes, really. We sampled a tar custard dessert that tasted sort of like a cross between creme brulee and cigarettes. I'm told it's an acquired taste.
After dinner, we went to the Hotel Torni, where the rooftop bar on the twelfth floor offers amazing 360-degree views of ...
... competitive about everything and anything, especially with Sweden. They don’t talk very much, unless they have something important to say. They hate and don’t understand superficial small talk (I’m with them there) so if you ask a Finnish person how they are, they’ll either roll their eyes and know you’re a foreigner or they will give you a full health report because when they do ask someone how they are, they really mean it and care about the ...
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