Hotel Haikko Manor
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... The desert was blueberry tarts. Nice wine and and great night. The next morning it was time to hit the work and we did a mini seminar in the morning followed by some site visits. Chris on the other hand got himself an Helsinki card and was training and tramming all around the city looking for bargains and yes he did find some. Helsinki is a very attractive city but very cold, except all the locals are saying it was one of the mildest winters in years and it hasn't snowed for two ...
... amount spent on trains and buses, but the freedom I lost is beyond comprehension.
Before I left Australia I tried looking into the subject on a travel forum. My question was asked solely about buying a car in Spain but some idiot responded with a load of hipster-speak about, "Driving takes away the fun of trains." Yes, sure. Fun. Lots of fun.
Sod off. I'm an independent bloke and I like my space. For me, car would have been the best way to do Europe by a country ...
... the rain had cleared so we unpacked and set off to explore the area where we were staying.
Nan and Aunt Sal had no trouble finding the lovely cafe across the road. Even Peter and I were impressed they had chosen to eat lunch at the Karl Fazer Choclatier café. This cafe specialised in chocolate but also sells sandwiches and soup for lunch. Peter and I with our super sensitive twitching bunny noses just sat and enjoyed ...
... and when we drove in Joe spotted a familiar car. The Australian couple that we met in Ireland in their Land Rover were staying at the campsite too! We had a bit of a chat with them and their Dutch neighbours that were driving a Land Rover as well, and another couple in a Land Rover came to camp next to them too! It looked quite funny.
We met another Australian guy as well who was camped across from us so we chatted to him for a while before heading to bed.
... finally at the end of November, Erja uploaded her photos from the Russia-Helsinki tour to her site on Phanfare. These are the links:
I'll add a few of hers to the end of this entry's photos. In some venues, where one had to buy a photographer's pass, Erja offered to buy one and share her photos.