Travel Blogs from Helsinki
Since we had to fly out of Helsinki anyway, we decided to make a weekend of it an go a day early.
Our hostel was in the Olympic Stadium of 1952. It was pretty cool and we actually got upgraded to an apartment which was nice since we had all our stuff with us. Unfortunately, the weather wasn't great while we were there but we managed. …
Ashliegash stayed here on Sep 24, 2009 during their trip titled: Ashliegash's Great Adventure.
... all cause he thought where I headed was too muddy for his new shoes! Anyway, will let him paint the picture -----
Now at this point, one of us asked the other the question (can't recall who)..... How cold the Helsinki sea water would be.....so Len heads off of the path and goes towards a little pocket of sandy beach to test the water.....I think to myself....I am going to test the water as well....but I did not want to get my nice new runners sandy, so instead ...
... is the pronunciation of words. Finnish language is incredibly complicated with words that seem unnecessarily long and weirdly phonetic! If your throat and tongue are not in sync, your attempt to say a word simply sounds stupid! Street names like Kaisaniemenkatu and Hermanstads Strandvag just sound like somebody decided to string a lot of alphabets together to make it hard for the tourists.
In the city centre I met my couchsurfing host, Saara who lived about a 20 minute ...
... that have lived in extreme poverty it's a very large divide between the haves and the have nots. It has only been sine the 90's that they have realised what they have and started restring many of their treasurers. The State owned system certainly didn't maintain many buildings. Some of the apartments people live in are so rundown but to them it's all they can afford. So many things are not expensive a book I brought in Catherine's palace for 200 rubel equivalent of $6 would cost $20 ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
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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