Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- TV Channel One Russia
- Free High-Speed Internet
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Found the voucher for our city tour this morning and set off to the Esplanade Park to find where to exchange the voucher for the tickets. We walked the whole length of the park but didn't find where to speak to anyone. In the end someone pointed us in the direction of the tourist office and BINGO. We were told where to catch the bus and that the …
Took our overnight bags back to the reception area on the sled. Had to transfer some stuff back to the big case. Had breakfast - been making up like an Eggs Benedict without the Benedict. Taken some of the salmon on a slice of black bread and then squashed a boiled egg on top. Very tasty.
The bus came to pick us up and take us to the …
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, ...