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... skies and warmish temperatures, so the perfect day for exploring this place, a former fortress built on six islands originally in 1748 as protection against Russian invasion. Now it's a UNESCO world heritage site, and a really pretty place - lots of places to wander, or just to sit and have a picnic and enjoy the views. We spent the morning there, and then headed back to town and navigated the public transport system disrupted by the Pride parade, to locate ...
... inspired me to I start a book Thats been on on my list: The Distraction Addiction: Getting the Information You Need and the Communication You Want Without Enraging Your Family, Annoying Your Colleagues, and Destroying Your Soul by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang.
...but I got distracted after 20 pages. Yikes!! I blame the jet lag.
I suppose I'll continue people watching; these model-worthy men aren't too bad to watch, anyway. ;)
The end gets nearer in sight. Only 8 days left for the cruise portion but still so much to see. At about 8:20 a.m. I got a call from Tom that sounded like death warmed over. He has come down with a cold so he wouldn't be making our 9:00 a.m. tour. You see, Helsinki was Jamie’s city – she had done all the prep work, sites to see, she was to be our guide for the walkabout tour of this city that dates back to the 1500’s.
... flight when it suddenly either accepted its fate, got tired and fell asleep, or got tranquilized. Good. Times. In any event, the flight was very short, only 40 minutes, and I had finally reached Destination #1.
Unfortunately, my suitcase was still at Destination #0. And we're talking like COBOL array indexing, not like real languages. That's right, nobody saw that joke coming. After talking with a representative ...
... about 26 and the half hours.
A bad start to the Lunar New Year and to the trip
Finally arrive in Helsinki at about 08:30 on 03 Feb 2014. We were rushed thru' customs and immigration. The connecting flight to Ivalo had to wait 1 and the half hour for us to arrive and board the plane.
Originally planed to collect ...