Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna
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... the same company I'll be taking to Tallinn and it was huge. I have never seen such a ferry, so high and so long. It was like a giant. The sea shore feels like it's endless, lined with different boats and yachts. You can also see a couple of islands, one of which I will be visiting tomorrow.
Here are a couple of sights that I saw ...
... feet deep. It is built of over 600 pipes and weighs 24 tons.
There was a huge park surrounding the monument filled with towering birch trees. Joe tried to steal fresh birch branches from the trees in the park so I could beat myself in the sauna (which I did each day). But I wouldn’t let him!
That was our ...
... that night. When the game started at 10pm, we headed into the bar where the hotel set up a tv to watch the game. We talked to a very nice couple from Connecticut who had already been in Helsinki for a few days and were heading to St. Petersburg next. They loved Helsinki and gave is a few tips on sights to see. We finally drug ourselves upstairs at halftime and went to bed, where we slept like rocks until 9:30am ...
... free wifi so I took the opportunity to get some of my blog uploaded. We went about half way round and decided to get off and have a wander around and do the other half of the circuit on another bus which we hoped might not rattle as much.
It was once again a beautiful sunny day and we walked around the Market Square seeing such interesting things as people selling vegies from the back of their boats. There were lots of food stalls and the fruit and ...
Apart from the fact that our chosen tour to the Suomenlinna Fortress had been cancelled, our morning started off well. We gained an hour overnight and didn't leave the ship until 8.45, so went to a proper restaurant for breakfast rather than the chaos of the buffet one. We hadn't got up quite as early as we should have, so it was a bit of a rush, but that extra hour's sleep made all ...