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... to our room easily. We dumped our bags and then went back out to wander around the decks, past the mob of smokers, why must they congregate near the entrance! It was a bit chilly, particularly in the wind. We’d booked a first sitting dinner and so ate early, the food was OK, and plentiful. After we’d eaten we went back out to watch the boat leave Helsinki, taking photos until it became a too chilly, at which point we retired for an early night, write some blog and download ...
... in Finland. I had the first train at 6.40am to make the most of my day in Helsinki rather than losing half the day on the next train which left at 10.30.
I had requested a window seat online. Fortunately I got one but it was the corner one, and the seats didn't recline so no catching up on sleep.
... north onto a bumpy road between thousands of snow covered Christmas trees. Possibly the most AWESOME thing we've done these past 8 months. Our 5 dogs were so fast, we had to keep braking to stop them running up our leaders bum, even up hills. I hope our photos do it justice, we has the best outfits to keep us warm and dry, which is lucky because as soon as Steph and I swapped to give her a drive, it snowed like crazy. So instead of ...
... stark, but one shouldn't compare - and then the famous department store Stockmann where we found many of Finnish brands which we didn't know were Finnish.
Over dinner we got another insight into Finnish history. Aino's parents were raised east of Helsinki in Karelia, an area that is now part of Russia. They were forced to move into central Finland during the conflict with Russia then returned their homes only to be relocated back to central Finland again when the ...
... to disappear. As with a few Northern European countries as well as Russia, they get white nights. Translation ….the sun doesn’t really set then when the winter comes the sun may not rise till 10am and go down about 4pm.
We found a local market that we wandered around, mostly souvenir junk. We took photos of the usual stuff, gardens and statues. We also saw Senate square and Cathedral only from the outside as ...