Hotel Pariisin Ville
Travel Blogs from Porvoo
... second day in Helsinki started with Nan, Pop and Aunt Sal having breakfast in the dining room of the hotel where they met a lady from Canberra. Can you believe that we are so far, far away from home and we meet another person from Canberra – it really is such a small world.
Today’s plan was to go on a sightseeing ferry ride to see the Helsinki Harbour and the archipelago (islands). Peter and I are always ready ...
... squirts water for 20secs before having to push button again. It's like doing the hokey-cokey - you put your left leg in, your left leg out, your right leg in,your right leg out, do a bit of soapy soapy and you clean your......
Dine in the restaurant car which is described by Finnish Rail as (and this is quoted verbatim from their website)
Restaurant services are an important part of an enjoyable journey. All night trains have a restaurant car which offers ...
... Cathedral from there, which only became more beautiful as I approached it before I headed into the Suomenlinna island.
Besides my retelling above, in the island of Suomenlinna, there was the only submarine that was left in the whole of Finland because they were forbidden to own a submarine due to the Paris Peace Treaties. I didn't realise that Finland was the co-belligerent of Nazi Germany. As it happened, it was mostly due to the Soviets deciding ...
... 5 MALAYSIA 28 DAYS
6 VIETNAM 30 DAYS
7 DENMARK 02 DAYS
8 NORWAY 05 DAYS
9 SINGAPORE 05 DAYS
10 UAE 16 DAYS
11 LAOS 05 DAYS
12 INDIA 14 DAYS
13 QATAR 03 DAYS
14 FINLAND 04 DAYS
... we think is actually part of a chain across Helsinki). We thought we owed it to Sir Ed to go there. This was a very efficiently run restaurant and it looks like there are others around with the same name.
The food tasted quite a lot like Indian. We were both served on metal plates with about 4 compartments in each – meat, rice, salad, sauce and the delicious Naan bread also accompanied the meal. It was one of our nicest meals ...