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... old at all and reminded them of Sovereign Hill. They wouldn't recommend a visit to anyone.
They drove back to Helsinki, with Limtech and Delcom having a little sleep on the way.
They made a brief stop at Senate Square to see the Lutheran Cathedral which was built in about 1840.
Lastly they visited Temppeliaukio Church which was the highlight of the day. It is still a working church.
The Rock ...
... a large Spanish school group showed up so I started waiting in line even though it was still 20 mins. When they let us in an older granny bolted as fast as she could to the front seat, I never saw anyone move so fast.
On the bus a guide was explaining the history to ...
... into casual mode and some of them were playing the card game "*******" next to me. I didn't take it personally.
The flight to Helsinki took two hours. The last portion of it was over the Baltic Sea and I could see the water and islands through the scattered clouds below. As we got close to Helsinki I could see that the ground was snow covered and that the water between the many islands was frozen.
The Helsinki airport has two terminals but is ...
... which gets us free public transport and entry into a lot of attractions. We caught the subway this morning and trams the rest of the day. Despite all the signs being in Finnish, the people are pretty friendly and everyone speaks English so no problems finding the right tram or where things are. Tomorrow, all being well, we hope to head to Suomenlinna - which is the fortress island (World Heritage ...
Prologue: An unsuccessful night was had by all so it is agreed that today is a chilled day. After finally surfacing at around 10, a couple of good strong coffee's fortify me enough to set out and get breakfast. A pastry pitstop at the local bakery/bar (great invention) and then off to the local indoor market. My now fluent Finnish does not help me however as the market traders 'tear me a new one' (heading to the supermarket for breakfast in future). An eclectic offering ...