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... by the beautiful buildings that seem to be on every street. I took a lot of pictures and eventually found myself back by the main railway station.
Still looking for a momento of my trip, I strolled through Stockmans, Scandanavia's largest department store, and then down Alexandersgatan, the main shopping street of Helsinki.
My brunch consisted of bread and salmon soup that I had in Faser's, a Deli that specializes in chocolates and fancy desserts ...
... to usher in her friends from behind us, leaving us standing bewildered at the back of the queue, unable to get through. There is one on every adventure. The sailing was smooth and uneventful. Alcohol must be a lot cheaper in Tallinn than Helsinki, because it seems to be the done thing to stock up and take it back to Finland. Many people had trolleys full of liquor, while others carried a carton or two. The first thing we noticed when we disembarked was that it was a bit ...
... Cathedral overlooked the square and waterway, as did the Skywheel. As any city market stall holders with fresh produce, lovely fresh plump berries, where a stall holder explained to Kelly they are big and sweet at the end of summer because of the long warm days. Freshly cooked salmon, reindeer, sardines were available to eat along with paella type meals. A large array of knitted woollen clothing, fur caps scarfs coats, knitted mink scarfs, fox furs and bags, jewellery, ...
... and stores where I can buy my water bottles.
I stepped out for a walk and supper only after 7pm at which time the sun made an appearance. It's going to be a rainy week, in fact, the regions I'm visiting are being hit by a system causing bad weather.
So far I haven't seen anything special. The city is small, clean and looks empty, feels safe and comfortable. There are many tourists and most locals speak ...
... 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 ...