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Once again we had a tour booked with SPB tours for Helsinki. We were supposed to be at the gathering point at 10:15 for a 10:30 AM start, so we decided that we would have enough time for breakfast at the buffet in the morning before we left. After breakfast, we gathered our things (including raingear – just in case) and went out to find our tour. This time we found both the guide and the bus easily. Our tour guide, Natalia, not only did ...
... of Finland. Russia dominated Finland for over a hundred years. The City Museum had a great display of historical photographs depicting winter life in Helsinki.
The city emptied of people (locals) on the eve of Midsummer Day, June 20, in preparation for a long weekend, everyone having headed for their summer cottages.
Now I’m heading across the Baltic Sea (Gulf of Finland) for the last part of my ...
... 8211; from Turku to Helsinki. The city flourished, but Russian rule was short-lived. The Finns declared their independence in 1917, endured a devastating Civil War, and emerged with a new Republican government. Helsinki has since been its sparkling capital.
Noted for its graceful architecture and elegant gardens, Helsinki is a fascinating place to explore. ...
... the development of the Safety Match and that over 80% of the world’s matches were and are still today, made in Sweden! We didn’t know that! Great museum – MJ even got to make a packet of matches! But she was so slow that she didn’t get paid.
From Jonkoping we headed north towards Dalarna, which is a craft centre of Sweden. If you have even heard of or seen a Dala Horse (hand-carved and hand-painted wooden horse), this ...
... address - no internet - a friendly local - a stolen key (no longer stuck in door!) - a ride around town with the friendly local - a new key (at a price!) - another ride around town with a friendly local - a new apartment - with a key - two hours later.
Needless to say, we are incredibly grateful to the local carpenter who spent most of his evening ferrying us around and calling people for us on his ...
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