Original Sokos Hotel Vantaa
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... I really like. Also, Finland is known for their saunas. Apparently, there is a sauna for every two people living in Finland. They do polar bear plunges in icy water, too, and then go right back in the sauna. They also love their ice cream, no matter how cold it is outside.
On my first morning in Helsinki, I went on a generic city tour as a SAS field program. Those kinds of tours are great to get a general overview and sense of where things are so when you explore on your ...
... in the rock! The first time I saw Soumenlinna, it was in winter and it was Narnia, with everything covered in snow. Today it showed itself as the fortress, with cannons set up all around. We had a lovely, relaxing walk, followed by lunch at a cafe by the sea, where they made up the salad to suit your taste. The potato salad was delicious! We had a quick look at the market near the ferry terminal, but they were incredibly expensive! A little reindeer ...
Slight mix up with the time for bags to be outside the room by the hotel so they are knocking early for them. At breakfast we find it was the same for everyone - phew! At the station in plenty of time for 10.00 train. The journey is interesting so many checks for customs and passport, the final one with the Russian very thorough. In St Petersburg we are straight on the coach for photo opportunity at Church of the Spilled Blood. Magnificent from the outside ...
... We also witnessed what can only be described as the Finnish family ritual where a dozen or so people sat down to Sunday lunch in a metal cage while dangling from a cable 100 feet above a public square - those Fins are pretty hard core about outdoor dining.
We retreated from the rain by touring the Kamppi Chapel of Silence, a round orange structure with a stunningly simple and austere interior, and the main train station with ...
... of the flight I got a bit nauseous and while it’s gotten better it hasn’t completely left me. I get these occasionally and I’m usually over it within 24 hrs. I’m keeping my fingers crossed. The flight from DC to Munich felt rather quick as well—it helps to be able to lie down horizontally. Caught dinner and a movie and a few hours of sleep. Arrived in Munich and had about an hour and a ...