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Rattling around Helsinki

A travel blog entry by anni.porter


... came back to the ship. We hadn’t had any lunch so we headed down to the International Café for a quiche and salad to keep us going till dinner. We bumped into Lloyd and Janine there and made arrangements to go up to Skywalkers Lounge for a cocktail before dinner. Someone had told us that the views up there were great and we should go up, but what they didn’t mention was that they were either Platinum or Elite status and the lounge is only open ...

A Taste of Scandinavia

A travel blog entry by norcalapa

... We also witnessed what can only be described as the Finnish family ritual where a dozen or so people sat down to Sunday lunch in a metal cage while dangling from a cable 100 feet above a public square - those Fins are pretty hard core about outdoor dining.

We retreated from the rain by touring the Kamppi Chapel of Silence, a round orange structure with a stunningly simple and austere interior, and the main train station with ...

Flora and Sauna

A travel blog entry by andrewjerome


... friend of about 20 years, Heddi. This is now the fifth time I've been to Finland, the first time in 1996. Heddi now has a daughter Freja whom I have not met yet.

Getting to Heathrow was just as easy as coming from there, so I walked back to the bus stop and boarded the somewhat crowded bus with my suitcase and backpack. The flight to Helsinki was one where I decided to just pay full fare, since the cost of the ticket - with all the Heathrow taxes - ...

Sundays in the Park, A Farewell to Finlandia

A travel blog entry by pandasphere


... out, 75 degrees Celcius feels really hot. I think I lost a few pounds. Really we should have done this yesterday after the tour in the cold rain. But felt pretty great nevertheless!

Once we thoroughly sweat through that box, we checked out of the hotel, and headed to the southeastern part of the Helsinki peninsula - which was really the only part of the main city that we hadn't seen. We saw a lovely ...

Sail Away

A travel blog entry by funkymonk

... collection of rocks next to the theme park that I'd found that morning, so we agreed to head up there to see the sunset (which I welcomed, having mistimed it and failed miserably in Tallinn). We chatted about cars, motorbikes and world views while the sky turned into a sea of orange and the sun disappeared for another day. It always seems to be American's that I have these sorts of conversations with, one reason of many why I'm usually so at ease in their country.

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