Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna
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... Jude though has become a witness and will be asked to provide evidence. She thought that it would be worth a paid trip back......mmmmm, would have to be a family trip we thought.
The city is made up of a seies of islands so you are never far from water, or yachts and boats.......and these people that are all blonde, 6 foot plus, well dressed (no polar fleece or puffers), stopped aging at around 35 and seem perennially cheery ...
... 2 years ago because the education is free. Now I have an explanation! I just had to know.
A couple of other things I noticed about Helsinki. There are too many trees, big ones, which of course cover the architecture and I just hate that, and there are many parks and forests. It's all green. The architecture is different from ...
One fascinating custom is the outdoor hand washing of area rugs. The cities provide areas where this is done. An environmentally friendly detergent is even provided. Residents leave their rugs on the drying racks for days, and no one steals them!
... with bags off so quickly (last on, first off!) and no passport control at all. We decided to get the Finnair bus into the city and Andy found the right stop and our apartment block at Toolo Towers, University of Helsinki accommodation for visiting academics. It was a nice change to have a modern, Ikea-furnished flat and the city itself has a very different feel to France. It definitely feels more eastern European and is the furthest north ...
... he didn't have them tomorrow (as he's going to a dog show), that they might go bad. No no, he assured me, we're eating the mince chicken in the bolognese. I'm sorry, I pressed, what does mince chicken have to do with lamb cutlets? He looked at me like I was crazy and explained that you take the chicken mince, add egg and things, make a ball and fry it. He grabbed his tablet and googled "cutlet" and sure enough there on the screen was what I would call rissoles. I was so taken ...