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TravelPod Member ReviewsCumulus Olympia Helsinki
Good hostel. Probably the cheapest one in the expensive city of Helsinki, but a good one. Staff was nice and so were the rooms.
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... broke, the new pants had holes in them, my wallet broke in Singapore, I destroyed my nail with a razor, I broke my new bag, I had the worst sleep in history and my camera was beginning to break and my luggage was damaged but besides all of that we had finally made it 17,000 kms away from home and I was missing Jay more then ever. ...
... Cathedral overlooked the square and waterway, as did the Skywheel. As any city market stall holders with fresh produce, lovely fresh plump berries, where a stall holder explained to Kelly they are big and sweet at the end of summer because of the long warm days. Freshly cooked salmon, reindeer, sardines were available to eat along with paella type meals. A large array of knitted woollen clothing, fur caps scarfs coats, knitted mink scarfs, fox furs and bags, jewellery, ...
Alcohol is much cheaper in the Baltics than it is in Finland, so the ship was full of people wheeling enormous shopping carts full of crates of liquor back with them. Really quite funny.
One of the funniest moments on the ferry ride was when Alex went to order a baked potato and was asked if he wanted it topped with shrimp or reindeer. Which is how he ended up eating reindeer on a Finnish ferry boat on the way to Helsinki.
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... a huge crane lifted us about 160 feet over the city. Mikkie is afraid of heights so I sat next to her to calm her down. She did really well actually. Poor Lily and Caroline were not tall enough to go up, which Semester at Sea should have told their parents about before they bought tickets for this field program. I think they got a refund so that’s good. But David was a good husband and let Mikkie go up to face her fear of heights and enjoy the meal while he stayed back with ...
... really] and how we got to see bungee jumping from a cloud-high distance. We learned lot and saw the ways of Finland.
Once we got out from breakfast, we went to go walk around Helsinki. Once we got to the starting point, we wandered from there on. Stopping at monuments an cathedrals and markets galore was about the description that I could give you. When we had bought a picnic lunch, we scavenged for a spot to go eat. When we found ...