Original Sokos Hotel Albert
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
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Thursday through Saturday, 9/25-27, we were in Helsinki, Finland. We had a guided bus and walking tour of the city on Thursday and a half day tour of the nearby fortress island of Suomenlinna on Friday. After that we were free to walk around on our own. Helsinki is beautiful city with a history of advanced architecture, design and the arts and we had a hard time capturing this in photos because of ...
... CBD. For someone who always gets lost in the Myer centre in Brisbane I was surprised how much I remembered of the streets, shops, and malls and connecting underground arcades of downtown Helsinki. As I had set off at 07:30 and most Finns don't go out for shopping until the afternoon the city was quiet. I did notice the women weren't all dressed in black and there was no stretchy, clingy material in sight. The men were smartly dressed. ...
... their respective cities in three weeks to guide citizens from their native country in some foreign country. I remember destinations of Turkey, Greece, and Israel. I sincerely appreciate the quality of guides provided by booking excursions through Silver Sea.
Helsinki was yet another picturesque city with a low skyline that was designed so as not to rival ...
... the King's Gate at the southern tip is where the King of Sweden came to inspect the construction work. Initially built to defend Sweden, the fortress was no match for Russian invaders to whom they quickly surrendered and was then used to defend Russia. After Finland gained independence it continued as a defence fortress but proved no match for British warships in the Crimean war as the guns on the island couldn't even reach the ...
... The ferry trip across to the island was majestic - there was a still fog that wasn't lifting even though it was nearly 20 degrees - and it cast an eery stillness over each of the little islands we were passing. The spire from a church, a little boathouse, they faded into an out of existence as we cruised past. A few minutes later and we pulled up at Suomenlinna, and the sea of tourists simultaneously exited the ferry like a tidal wave. I took a few less travelled paths to get ...