Sokos Hotel Pasila
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I landed yesterday morning in Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. Sat next to a Latvian guy for 8.5 hrs. on my flight from JFK to HEL and he had horrible breath. I was picked up from the airport by the defensive backs coach, who is this 22 year-old guy named Jesse, (pronounced Yesi) whose dad help found the Roosters back in the 70's. The airport is a good 20 …
... on a street with tram tracks but apparently no trams, we walked to a major street and to follow Rick Steeves tram tour. We did wonder why this one old building had colourful giraffe statues hanging off the second floor before realizing it was a zoological building. We got off the tram at the amusement park and wandered by the teacup ride where the teacups were of the Dutch delft pattern. We re-boarded ...
... is a tower that you can go to the top of that gives a good 360 view of Helsinki.
After that it was back to the apartment and a search for free wifi. Even though the apartment had wifi we couldn't connect so we wandered the streets trying to hook into someones wifi. Eventually we found some and could make some bookings for tomorrow.
... we were planning on eating at around 6:30 or so, and now we ended up only getting to the restaurant at around 8:30. But it was a very interesting place. Pretty kitschy, random cow and tractor statues throughout the place. The menu came in a huge variety of languages (Finnish, Russian, and English were expected... Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, and Estonian perhaps less so... Hebrew, Latvian, and Lithuanian, Turkish, Croatian, Japanese, and Korean not ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service