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... which is meant to be quite famous. I didn't find it. There wasn't a whole lot to see and do in Helsinki and the distances between things was really big so I ended up doing a lot of walking while I was there.
... They are competitors. In Nagu, there was a K market nestled behind the S Market by the bay and nobody saw it or shopped there because all people saw only the S Market.
After checking in, we looked for the Russian Blini restaurant we saw from the bus window and got a potato and mushroom blini and another sweet one, with hazelnut spread. Blinis are basically Russian crepes and they were delicious.
We emailed back and forth to Paul on ...
... I can get drunk dressed any way I like! So, we once again enjoyed a great 4 course a la carte meal with Graham and Kath from Edmonton - we get along really well - and then, at around 8pm, Glen and I went to "Majority Rules" (a game show run in Princess Live, the TV studio) then a wander, then we came back to Princess Live for "Marriage Match" another fun game show run by Toby, the Assistant Entertainment Officer. Great night again, then ...
A good several hours of discovering town, we experienced a parade with thousands of spectators attending numerous brass bands. Again, as in Stockholm there were many well maintained buildings both Government and privately owned and so much older than any buildings back home.
The Coastline appears to have many small islands as we discovered on leaving for our next exciting destination.
In 1550, ...
... of the Baltic countries, and I would love to visit them again sometime, I wasn't in quite the right headspace to appreciate them. In Finland I seem to have perked up quite a bit, and I'm thoroughly enjoying my stay here so far. Tomorrow hasn't yet been sorted, but the general plan is that I want to visit Suomenlinna, which is a series of four islands just on the coast of Finland and accessible by public transport boat - so I'll need to figure out how all that ...