Original Sokos Hotel Pasila
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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... manager Aino took us into downtown in the late afternoon to see a little more of the city. We saw the ferries (which look like cruise ships) that take daily trips to Sweden and Estonia. The ferry trip to Talin, Estonia only takes 2 hours so lots of Estonians commute to Helsinki to work since the wages are much higher. We visited the Upspenski Cathedral (Russian Orthodox), Helsinki Cathedral (a Lutheran cathedral built in the 1850s) - after Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, it ...
... when they get too hot. Saw some clothing I might purchase and there seems to be many an item having to do with reindeer :) For the next two days I will be touring the museums and special attractions in Helsinki because I bought a museum pass, and then the last day will be spent on yet another boat, this time going over to Estonia! I figure, why the hell not, it's right across the ...
... weird. For example, lots of food and alcohol is flavoured with salt licorice and Fisherman's Friend, which they seem to see as a delicacy. Another common dessert flavour is tar. Yes, really. We sampled a tar custard dessert that tasted sort of like a cross between creme brulee and cigarettes. I'm told it's an acquired taste.
After dinner, we went to the Hotel Torni, where the rooftop bar on the twelfth floor offers amazing 360-degree views of ...
Slight mix up with the time for bags to be outside the room by the hotel so they are knocking early for them. At breakfast we find it was the same for everyone - phew! At the station in plenty of time for 10.00 train. The journey is interesting so many checks for customs and passport, the final one with the Russian very thorough. In St Petersburg we are straight on the coach for photo opportunity at Church of the Spilled Blood. Magnificent from the outside ...
... and travelled by the Olympic stadium and back to Market Square. After wandering by market stalls near the water where food like reindeer meatballs was being cooked, we climbed up to Uspenski Orthodox Cathedral 1868 and went through it. Then we walked to green domed white St. Nicholas Lutheran Cathedral with a very austere interior which was in Senate Square. We walked through some shops where they sold ...