Original Sokos Hotel Helsinki
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... table as we are only here one night and tonight we have tickets for ….. Ice Hockey!! Woohoo!! It’s a wonder we could sleep at all.
We got to the game in plenty of time to look around the stadium (Hartwall Arena), including having a peak through the merchandise stores. As luck would have it they had tops in Spencer and Lyndon’s size, how lucky is that? Spencer loved his Jokerit jersey (he even wore it to bed), ...
... to photograph, the Cathedral, I start to notice some peculiar contradictions in this church. It actually starts on the outside, with a large statue of Alexander II (the good man was the Russian czar). Then, the building from the outside looks gigantic. Maybe because its position on a hilltop, with a wide set of stairs full of sitting and walking people. But inside, it looks much more intimate. Next, my eye ...
... scattered around Helsinki? As I'm leaving tomorrow the sad truth is I'll probably never know.
Last stop on the way back to the hotel was a Mexican restaurant called Shanghai Cowboy which is in Mikonkatu, the next street parallel to Barcelona. The two are connected by a little passageway about half way along the block. I wasn't that hungry so just ordered a glass of Patron Reposada and sipped it while writing this journal entry, then read a bit more of my book.
... and Bulevarden. Lorraine and Arlene made arrangements for a tour of the city. Leslie and I opted to see some sights on foot.
Once we got our bearings, Leslie and I began our stroll to the Helsinki Cathedral at Senate Square. We entered the west end of the Esplanadi, a park-like area about four blocks in length. The east end of the Esplanadi is at the Market Square. Along the road on the north side of the Esplanadi ...
... overlooking the sea at the stern of the ship, which required fancier clothes than our typical last night in the Terrace Grill. A nice couple from California that we'd enjoyed had invited eight of us to join them for the last dinner. We could order from the Italian specialty restaurant or the steak house. Not a problem for me, I ordered a penne pasta, dover sole, and tiramisu, all from the Italian menu. What a way to end a wonderful trip!