Sokos Hotel Aleksanteri
Travel Blogs from Helsinki
25 May saw us fly out of Sydney on our 2012 SKI Adventure Tour. After 44 hours we finally booked into our hotel in Helsinki at 3pm Saturday 26 May.
Our first day was spent travelling around the city of Helsinki on the "Hop On Hop Off Bus" and doing a cruise around the 3 islands of Helsinki, it was a beautiful day, lovely and sunny and 26 …
... famous beer halls - Hofbrauhaus. Back to the hotel for an hour rest before heading out again on the "official"Trafalgar tour. Tonight Munich plays Austria in an eliminator for the World Cup, so there was much drinking, shouting etc etc around the city and a big police presence. We did manage to see and hear the famous glockenspiel clock in one of the main ...
... in the sun. There was one nice open grassy area we decided to sit on, but we all fell asleep. Nt sure how long we slept for but it was the best nap I've had in a long while. That night we just headed back to the hotel and relaxed, watched some TV & did some more planning for our trip after Croatia. Looks like we might be meeting up with Sophie a bit earlier that we first ...
... did it but it was a lost cause, it was gone. We decided this was time to go, so I walked Tia to the bus and then headed back to the club to try and find Nats & Char or someone sus who might have Chars camera. No luck so I headed home to find no Nats or Char but I did get the Internet so I could chat to Elle :). We chatted for about an hour then I fell asleep on ...
... bus ticket in a rush because the bus departing to the city was already there. What a shame, because later I learned that I could have saved quite a bit of money for the transport in the city.
As I wrote it down that day:
"Knowledge is budget saving.
I spent €4.50 for the regional bus from airport to Helsinki and another €5 for the Suomenlinna ferry ride (valid for 12 hours). I was also in the bit of a hurry when I saw the 615 ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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