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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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... beauties. I'm no great fan of Americana but their 1950's and 1960's cars were so glamorous and sexy in design that I can't resist them. The ones from the 50's also always remind me of our honeymoon in Cuba.
I was trying to kill time till 4pm so my entry code would work in my hotel and I could get in my room. I was still walking around with my bag.
... was moved to Asia) but Kone has done very well too (many elevators and escalators in NZ are built by them). Finn’s love saunas and a high proportion of houses have one. Most of the little cottage looking buildings we could see from the water were sauna’s next to a house. Oh and no one wears togs or uses a towel in a Finnish sauna - it’s strictly “au naturelle”.
After our return to ...
... and why it was built. Later i joined a walking tour of the island. This took us around to the shipyards, monuments and ramparts, we got some good views and more history. After the tour finished i walked back to the ship, got on and the got off again at market square.
After arriving back in market square i walked back to the hostel, sorted out my laundry, cleaned up, downloaded and sorted pictures, then ...
... and lion ones but the favourite for us all were the pygmy marmosets which were so tiny and cute (they are the size of a thumbnail when born) and sat cuddled up ignoring the noisier funky monkeys around them.
We had a good laugh at some of the warning signs around - the pictures suggested you shouldn't tip the birds or hit the animals with sticks but smoking was allowed!!
Guy had been so disappointed not to see a wild boar in France so we headed for the wild ...