Sokos Hotel Albert
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We had a late start as we had time up our sleeves. Our bags were packed, breakfast eaten, apartment tidied and we set off for the airport. When we got to the Radisson just up the street, there were two taxis waiting. We decided to take the easy option of a taxi to the airport rather than taking the underground and the bus. It was a straightforward taxi journey along nearly empty roads – it was the midsummer's day holiday ...
I have arrived somehow I managed to make it to my accommodation after struggling to work out how to buy a ticket at the railway station and carrying a heavy suitcase, bag and hand luggage. So far there are 3 out of 6 of us in the flat both seem really nice.
It is unexpectedly HOT here which makes the city of Helsinki look beautiful!! Today I got on the train to the city centre and decided to do ...
... afternoon. Ran into an Australian guy Paul, who is on an epic 19000KM ride from Australia to the UK, he is such a nice guy that he has brought his mother on the trip with him. Check out his website for more info-
We wandered around the city centre for an hour or so then stopped for coffee & people watching, it was raining a little so not too much was going ...
... and inquired at the information counter at the jetty where our hotel was. The helpful staff advised us to take a tram which we duly did. We got down a little too soon and had to walk a bit before finding our hotel but actually there was a tram stop just opposite. It being too early to check in, we left our luggage with the Cumulus Hakaniemi Hotel and decided to buy a 24-hour pass at the Metro Station which was not far from the ...
Yesterday we took a boat to fortress island (Suomenlinna) and spent the day there. We got to explore parts that looked like NFLD's L'anse aux Meadows and others parts that looked like the Halifax Citadel. This place is huge, the entire island is different sections of what used to be a giant fort, hence the name, and currently they still dock navy ships there. Came back to the mainland and got to see a couple of churches ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Pets allowed