Original Sokos Hotel Tapiola Garden
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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Left early this morning for Helsinki. Helsinki is a very different looking city from Stockholm. It has the feel of an Eastern European city with cable cars and the overhead lines everywhere. There are all kinds of styles of architecture and in general it is certainly very different from Stockholm. The weather has been lousy. It's been raining most of the day. So ...
... but with no fat. The following day we started out with a cycling tour of Helsinki, which was really nice and a much quicker way than walking to get around. We saw the old and the new parts of Helsinki as well as the scenic and the industrial. Helsinki is a relatively new independent country, previously being ruled by Russia and Sweden. It is the birth place of Nokia, Linux and Angry Birds! So from that history ...
... too. Independent Finland celebrates its centenary in 2017. It seems the creation of Finland is intricately tied to Sweden, Russia and Germany.
Following the bus tour I again hustled across Market Square to catch the 20 minute ferry ride to Suomenlinna. It is the name of the collection of island fortifications forming a formable defence for Helsinki and the Swedish Baltic fleet. It was built by the king of Sweden in the mid 18th century with financial ...
... to move on. We managed to get the MTR train from Mongkok to Nathan Road where tourists are harassed by the touts for tailors "make you shirt, suit sir, madam like a " brand" name handbag or a "Rolex" watch replica". We went to Kowloon station where they have a full airport check in available and it just happens to be underneath Elements a massive shopping mall where I think CARINDALE and Garden City and Chermside would fit! It has super luxury high ...
... the amount of water that had fallen in such a short space of time, as we walked up the hill we could see the torpid, pathetic little sodden bodies of mice littering the edges of walls and gutters as they had tried unsuccessfully to escape the flooded drains. I have included a picture for interest. The site is not dissimilar to the custard factory development back home. We finally arrived sodden to the redeveloped abattoir. Utilising my ...