Address: Itäinen Teatterikuja 3, Helsinki, Southern Finland, 00100, Finland | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Helsinki

Lonngg Day, GRREEAATT Start!

A travel blog entry by f.goldthorpe on Jan 15, 2015

7 photos

... departures/arrivals board were from everywhere. Even though I fancy myself as a bit of a traveler, I didn't recognize the names of several destinations on the extensive listing.

Again as I had heard, German airport security was extremely thorough. Besides the usual scanning, I was treated to a "pat down" that lasted a few minutes. The gentleman showed a sense of humour and spoke good English but he used his wand and fingers in amazing ways!
My belt ...

The Finns and the Russians

A travel blog entry by maryham on Sep 10, 2014

... over. Aino had nothing good to say about the Russians.

But the influence of Russia is all around Helsinki. The city as it is today was established by Russian Tsar Alexander I and his statue is in the parliament square. Many of the buildings have that bleak grey look that's typical Russian.

We had dinner at a trendy Finnish style tapas restaurant - I ate the local crayfish (which is no bigger than shrimp) and a whitefish roe which is a local delicacy.


The blur that was Singapore and Helsinki

A travel blog entry by aussiebloke51 on Aug 15, 2014

3 comments, 5 photos

... a whole section in a department store of the same shirts I had bought in Brizzie before it closed - but a backpacking holiday is not the time for shopping) The streets are clear and open as there are no awnings over the footpaths because of winter snow and there are no lamp posts as street lights are suspended on cables across the street. As I had brown hair, before the grey, I having noticed that more and more men in Australia have ...

The land of the many vowels

A travel blog entry by segacs on Aug 11, 2014

35 photos

... and got a drink in the bar next door to the hostel. Catherine arrived just after 9, soaked due to a freak two-minute downpour while she was walking from the train station.

Our dynamic trio reunited at last, we set out to experience Helsinki's nightlife. Trouble was, it was Monday night, so locating said nightlife was a bit of a challenge. Of course, no challenge is too big for a Hunny Badger. We asked, cajoled, befriended, and practically accosted our way to ...

Exploring the city

A travel blog entry by bmbobel on Jul 14, 2014

16 photos

... So interesting!! After dinner we walked back over to the boat and sat outside at a nearby bar for another drink before heading back. There was a sauna next to the bar/restaurant and I started getting a whiff of bad BO, when Peter mentioned that the old men were finishing up their sauna and drinking a beer outside. I know a proper sauna is a part of being Finnish, but I'm not sure I could get used to that smell!! Peter and Miia needed to get ...