Original Sokos Hotel Albert
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Business Services
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... half an hour trying to get wifi, before boarding and setting sail at 5pm.
For the first time, straight after Video Girl got on board, she went straight up to the Windjammer Cafe and had a cup of tea and scones as she wrote her blog watching the the ship leave the harbour.
She berated herself whilst stuffing her face.
She can do that very successfully.
She has had plenty of practice.
Maybe one ...
... of it up in the spring for use again next year.
Now stocked with essentials, including some beer for morale purposes, I hiked to the central train station and kept going to see more of Helsinki's core. Many international chains are here - McDonald's, H+M, Starbucks- but most shops I am unfamiliar with. On the other side of the railway station is a skating rink that had a few skaters testing their balance on what must have been soft ice.
Great work team, all 9 of us at the door ready to roll at the appointed 5am. No taxi of course, which is why we schedule 30min extra into these plans! Back on track with a 130kmh run to CDG - all good. Only one lost passport emergency before departure - funnily enough same culprit as for the lost key emergency day prior. Great flight on Finnair, if a little like international dash-8ing :). First trick in Helsinki - scatter everwhere ...
Frank and I walked miles today and it was extremely pleasant. Another beautiful day for strolling around a foreign city. We headed out this morning and caught the tram from the station square (just near our apartment) down to the ferry terminal. There were some brilliant markets on the foreshore with everything from fresh fruit to clothes - and even people selling fish straight off their small boats. We caught the ...
... hotel. I went in (free again) and there was food and more food to eat, to buy, to taste....cooked, fried, fresh, dried....everything, anything. There was such order in all that craziness. I love that sort of calmness in this city.
With that, I returned to the hotel.
Hei hei (HAY-hay)
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