Original Sokos Hotel Pasila
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... such a lovely area and reminded me very much of San Diego. By now, the sky had cleared and it was sunny again. We sat on the rocks and watched the sun setting as people bungee jumped over the water. A crane lifted them up in a basket from the dock. It was pretty thrilling to watch! Jackson, Lily and Caroline played on a trampoline nearby. Next to the crane was a little hut that I later learned was a sauna for the bungee jumping employees to use on their break times. That’s Finland for ...
... weeks ago and obviously forgot to reconfirm the day and time, because they couldn't find the reservation. When I pulled it up on my phone and showed the host, he pointed out the reservation was for the previous evening. Oops!! Luckily, they said they had one table left for the evening and we had a delicious dinner. Everything was farm to table (as is the worldwide rage) and we ordered the chef's menu. We chatted a bit with ...
... Petersburg yet – but that will be tomorrow's challenge! We're armed with our guide book, our phones with St Petersburg apps loaded, the Navigator and of course, we can always ask when we get there. Practiced reading some Russian while we had dinner, but somehow don't think we'll have learned enough before the morning.
Baltic countries - Footnote: During all of our two weeks of roaming around the three Baltic countries of Estonia, ...
... beer was INCLUDED. That's right—all-you-can-drink beer. The next morning's breakfast buffet was nothing to scoff at either (although the beer was sadly unavailable at that time of day).
For our evening entertainment, we huddled in the corner of a bar and listened to an ocean-bound troubadour strum covers of Springsteen and Simon & Garfunkel. We chatted with the musician during a break, during which he revealed some of the songs he would never play ("Sweet ...
So let's catch you up on our first 4 days. We always knew that a four day journey to Beijing was going to be a bit of a slog and we got slightly more than we bargained for. Much of this time has been spent inside a plane or inside an airport so I will focus on the major highlights and hit you with some stats at the end for a bit of colour. First up we spent a beguiling 7 and a half hours at Helsinki airport on route to Singapore. The striking thing about Helsinki airport is the ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility