Original Sokos Hotel Villa
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- Drycleaning onsite
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Minbar in room
- Continental Breakfast
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
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We spent a few hours in Helsinki the next day. A nice waterfront area around the old cobblestoned market square. There was a lot of market stalls, selling souvenirs and food. There were several cruise ships tied up as well so there were a lot of people about.
There was a large park nearby with a guy playing an electric violin. We ate our lunch there ...
... managed to park close to the city centre enabling us to walk through - different when there is no snow lying around. Looking for a coffee shop we found the covered market, actually full of busy city people taking lunch and a superb range to fish for sale. In fact this is the biggest covered market in Scandinavia, according to Pinterest - more research to check this ...
... in the Finnair lounge which is quite good but always very busy. A very nice range of food, mainly salads but good variety.
After a smooth flight we arrived at Heathrow about 30 minutes late. I was expecting to be late home but I easily caught a Heathrow Express and just caught the 1940 from St Pancras getting me home when I expected and, in fact less than 2 hours from the wheels of the plane touching down on the runway.
... Now it was time for BRM to rock the stage and for us to get our first taste of 'em live. They definitely owned the stage and got the crowd worked up nicely, we even had one of them trying to get on the tourbus home with us, sadly she wasn't a looker....."crunchy" didn't even come close.
Once the show was over we were back on the bus bound for Porvoo where we were staying the night at Dom's. We got more drunk and wound up playing "stop ...
I left Imatra this morning with mixed feelings..
One part of me was more than happy to be on our way. The conversational divide between my aunt and I had taken its toll. Imatra is far removed from the more cosmopolitan cities in the west.. so the people of Imatra have very little need for the English language.
The other part of me really enjoyed seeing my aunt again after so long.. despite her irratic driving skills. Plus.. it was great to meet ...