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... in his hold luggage this time instead of hand luggage.
We had plenty of time to wander round the shops without buying anything, as usual, before settling down in the bar for a couple of drinks to wait for our flight to be called.
It was a full flight but pretty uneventful, there was no meals or snacks, just a bit of time for reading. We had a couple of hours to kill in Stockholm and this time we were trying to buy stuff in the shops, but ...
- I checked out and had breakfast. The others had woken up early and were having pancakes.
- I went to the supermarket and bought some food to make sandwiches with for my trip to Helsinki.
- Back at the hostel I met a mother and daughter from NZ. They had marmite with them!! They let me use some for my sandwiches. Ham, cream cheese and marmite is actually really good.
- I read my new book while ...
... the first time using a fancy machine-reader-scaner thing (no problems for us here either).
So now we are seating near the gate nr 33 surrounded by Chinese people talking their funny and absolutely adorable language and waiting for boarding to start. We'll try posting something from airport in Hong Kong tomorrow, after we arrive there around 11:00 Estonian time.
That's all for now, good night and hopefully good sleep for us on the plane.
... Maybe perch or pike?
Jarkko gave us a tour of downtown Helsinki that evening but unfortunately it was raining so we didn't see much. He took us to a lovely cafe restaurant near the waterfront for dinner. Eric tried reindeer pie for dinner in spite of my objections (I reminded him that his daughters' favourite movie is 'Frozen' which stars an adorable reindeer) which is popular source of protein here.
... pointed out a massive church and told us the name. It was obviously memorable. We found the design museum and paid a formidably east German looking student €20 for the 'small' museum. It was cool but a bit of a rip off. Kate hit the nail on the head with "worth €5". Down in the basement there was an installation by a Dutch artist. Dark passageways illuminated by glowing slugs on sticks activated by sensors picking up ...