Travel Blogs from Helsinki
... I wrote, I was somewhere in the middle of the Baltic Sea between Sweden and Finland, about to head off intro dreamland. I wish I could tell you all about the ship and scenery but as it turns out, I slept for the entire journey and didn't wake until we were just about in Helsinki, a good nine hours sleep. It was the first time I'd slept straight through since I'd been away, and I think it had something to do with the fact that there were no windows in our ...
... of other human life. So we set about killing time in the ghost airport. One pleasant pursuit to while away the time was perusing some of the airports art collection. I suspect these installations may be an attempt to fill some of the cavernous empty space and disguise the complete lack of other people. Amongst the native Finnish folk art there was some more modern offerings including this white rabbit sculpture - part Alice in wonderland part donny darko figure of your nightmares. ...
... century when they decided to keep it. It was the Russians who moved the capital to Helsinki, as the previous capital was too close to the Swedish border. As Helsinki was a tiny town at the time, most of it was built in the early-mid 19th century to match the style at the time, so a lot of the Senate Square looks very similar to Saint Petersburg. Interestingly, Alexander II used Finland as a weird laboratory of sorts and gave Finland its own national bank and currency, one ...
... blowing off the sea so we quickly retreated to a bar to decide the plan for the day...eating and drinking seemed to be the consences. Being quite an internationally orientated city, there are good options although booking a table can be hard. Lunch was at Cholo, a walk in Mexican Taqueria...it wasn't quite walk in though, this place has a great reputation and a queue out the door. It took a while to eventually get to the front of the queue but ...
... Tour (12 languages)(winter only1 a day@ 11) 1h 45m
Look for Lunch on Esplanade, do shopping and walk to Market Sq then take tram to church The ...
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