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... Hamburg to get a train to Fredrikshaven in Northern Denmark – however I ended up on the wrong one and was heading east towards Copenhagen. I am travelling on an unlimited use rail pass so that wasn’t an issue. Some of you may remember an assembly story I read to you once about 'good coming from bad’ – this is an example of that. The train ride was beautiful and then something amazing happened.
About 2 hours ...
... and lots of hobbit like mounds with rooms inside for protection. We walked around the pretty island which was extreemly windy, so we found a calmer spot in the sun on the grass to sit and have a little picnic of juice, funny but yummy finnish crisps, little finnish licourise type lollies, and my favourite, finnish 'pies' made of a flat bready crust with rice or potato or carrot inside. They are quite small and flat and more the ...
... reason why ice breaker ships are very important in Helsinki. In the winter the locals in Helsinki only get 5 hours of daylight. It also stays winter for about 6 months. In the short summers, there are only a couple of hours of night, with true darkness being rare.
Today it was lovely, about 65 degrees and sunny. Perfect for a bike ride! We rode around town on Jopo bikes, a traditional Finnish ...
... have come up here some. Doesn't matter, as it looks old and authentic.
We find the arts and crafts shop and the museum shop but nothing special in either. I like some of the glasswork but my daughter isn't finding anything she likes. Her pants are falling down so we need a belt.
There are nice geese around but not sure what kind. We are heading towards King's Gate which was a gate from ...
... skyline from the wharf area. The sun was still shining and the white cathedral glowed against the dark sky. The storms that were brewing in the morning were still there, unmoving but looking more menacing as the day progressed. The church was popular with hundreds of visitors and dozens of tourist buses in the square. The final church Temppeliaukio, was blasted from solid rock. Some of the excavated rock was used to build walls inside the church. ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Pets allowed