Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna
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- Continental Breakfast
- TV Channel One Russia
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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Finland does good trains!! The bed was one of the most comfortable that we had slept in all year, the private toilet worked like a dream and there was even a hot shower to boot. It was almost a shame that we had to get off. We had slept soundly the entire night and were woken by the alarm before having to get ready quickly. The train had made up …
... I paid very close attention to where I was walking but it seems that that was not the case. Excellent planning skills meant that I had my phone though, so I stood outside a McDonalds and used their free wifi to get google maps up and get myself back on track.
So I started walking again but something just didn’t feel right, I hadn’t seen these buildings before so I asked a woman who looked local (whatever that means??) and ...
... and crosses surround the main dome. The peak and two edges of each of the pediments are the bases for three statues.
The interior is quite Spartan. The chandeliers, altar, and pipe organ were all beautiful; but, other than some statues, there was not much decoration. Much like the encounter with the Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen, when I entered the Cathedral I found myself saying, "That's it?" With all of the hype, ...
... up our bags then walked to Central Station. We didn't realise it was so close to the hotel and only took us about 5 minutes. Walked around the square and took some photos then found bus platform 30. We just missed a bus which left as we were arriving but the next one was only 20 minutes after. Caught the Finnair bus to the airport at 6:30, arriving just after 7. We did self service check in and bag drop ...
... the architecture is quite similar to that seen in Russia, however having not been in the soviet times the country is a lot freer, or more westernised whichever way you see it. But at least you can drink the tap water. After the tour we took a 10min ferry ride over to Suomenlinna island, a fortress island designed to protect Helsinki, although it has never had to. It was very scenic especially as the mornings fog had ...