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It was the May Day holiday and everything is closed so it was an easy drive out of town. It doesn't take long to get out on to the open roads and apparently we are going to some isolated places over the next few days. We are more likely to see reindeer than people. The landscape is very foresty with pine trees, silver birches and water. There are lakes everywhere, some of which freeze over in winter. Wouldn't that be amazing to see? There is still some snow on the ground, We headed ...
... a very famous chocolate company in Finland and their coffee isn’t bad either. Although there was a very nice chocolate served with the coffee, we had a 'Laskiaispulla’ as well. A laskiaispulla is a cardamon-spiced bun cut in half and filled with strawberry jam and lots of whipped cream…very tasty!!
We had arranged to meet our Kiwi friends, Tomi and Taina, for the afternoon. They had left New Zealand while we were away on our travels and returned to Helsinki for ...
... a few hours until I am ready to sleep. Unfortunately then it's time to get moving to make the most of the day. Sunday, my birthday, was a case in point. It was the second day on my Helsinki card so I had picked out 5 museums that I wanted to see. That necessitated an early start.
I left my hotel by 9 and walked another couple of km to the first museum stop for the day. Everything but a McDonald's was closed. I was determined that my birthday breakfast ...
... out....the ones that have the Aussie flag and clip on things...they thought it was lovely and one of them clipped it on to her apron...! Josh meanwhile to the time to catch up on his journal which he has been very methodical in keeping...! Our finnair flight left at 1130 and is a bit of a budget airline as they don't provide meals hence me buying some baguettes in the morning and we took along some Brie and salami...Al did have a little ...
... set me straight again and I called "Cheap Sleeps" hostel and was told they had a private double available for 69 Euros and after getting a bus tip and directions, we were on our way. A cheap hotel with breakfast would be just overs 100 Euros, so we saved a little but more importantly, we'd be in Paul's neighborhood where we'd be going out later.
It was a clean place and the doors were thick. But there were a bunch of shifty looking guys hanging ...