Original Sokos Hotel Pasila
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- Free High-Speed Internet
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... He said the were less and less Fins living in St Petersburg these days. He is from Eastern Finland originally. His name is Meike. He was very interesting to talk with about education and the relationship between the two countries. My Finnish language skills are so limited ....to nothing. Lucky most speak some basic English. Although there are many conversations with so many hand gestures and facial gestures it is really quite ...
... to have visited, and very sad to be leaving. Never felt this way about any other city i have been to. Maybe i have some Russian blood in me after all and it wants me to stay.
Getting back on board doesnt take long and we set depart at 6.30pm and will arrive at 8am in Helsinki. The weather in Helsinki is cool and raining. What a change from yesterday. So after i get back to the apartment and do some washing of clothes i meet up with Helena for ...
... tour. We caught the number 2 tram near the hotel and rode it to stop 9. Here we went to check out the Temppeliaukio Church (rock church). Quarried out of the natural bedrock, the church was designed by Timo and Tuomo Suomalainen and completed in 1969. We found the back entry and came out at the altar! Lol there were also people congregating for a service. The tram tour wasn't as good as we had expected. You couldn't see that much from the tram and we were a ...
... baby sardines. I think they were called Vadanes- typical Finnish food. The supermarkets have heaps of different preparations of salmon, including fresh salmon of course. So, we had pan fried salmon for dinner 1 day, with potatoes saluted in garlic butter, picked beetroot, and gherkins. Apparently a typical Finnish meal it tasted damn good anyway. I tried a few other Finnish foods- squeaky cheese(which is like haloumi), pastries made ...
... that it's really cold here and uncharacteristic. Elvira said normally it's warmer this time of year. Oh yeah according to one of my tour guides Russia has 2 million tourists per year. That's it. I also don't think that I told yall that Elvira offered us horse. I ate it. It was good. I brought some beef jerky with me and offered it to people. Most of them thought it was too spicy. I didn't. The bus ride to Helsinki is 7 hours. I arrived at the ...