Sokos Hotel Aleksanteri
Travel Blogs from Helsinki
... fish restaurants. I had the seafood paella and some calamari rings with garlic aioli, John had the creamy salmon soup and prawns with garlic aioli. It was all very delicious, although I barely managed to get through half of my lunch! After lunch we hopped on the waterbus out to Suomenlinna. Suomenlinna is the Sea Fortress. It is a fortress that was founded in 1748 when Finland was part of the Kingdom of Sweden and is built over six islands. We ...
... Church, the so-called "Rock Church". When we arrived it was closed to visitors for another 45 minutes and we didn’t want to waste time waiting, so we took the tram back to the city centre. In the process, we got somewhat lost because the tram lines weren’t running their normal routes due to some construction. We ended up separating from Terry and Sandra and took a bus back to the city centre. From there Sherry and I visited two more noteworthy churches, then hopped ...
... At this point we decided to ride back to the ship, because we had already seen what we wanted anyway. Once onboard we went straight to lunch. Pizza, and salad were calling. Donna, well she still can't eat air very easy at this point. After lunch it was nap time, only to be woken up by the captain telling us we were leaving. Yeah, OK. Blow the Love Boat Theme, and let's get out of town. Since we were now awake Donna wanted me to go see my friend at Trident Grill ...
... composers (and also the only one that most people have heard of): Jean Sibelius. Given the nature of street signs here (conspicuously absent), we got a little lost on the way and ended up cutting through a cemetery. The park was very nice, including a bust of Sibelius and a monument shaped like organ pipes. Why organ pipes? Turns out that Sibelius was a Freemason, and was Grand Organist of the Grand Lodge of Finland. More on Freemasons later (surprisingly).
... Some of the things done to pass the time at Helsinki airport: Play cards, board games, walk around the airport really fast, drink coffee, eat snacks, sleep, hang out at the power station charging items, use the free wifi, Facebook, skype friends and family, drive yr gear around in the trolleys, pretend your an aeroplane and much much more. -B James It's been such an amazing trip and I have bonded with a lot of people I wasn't close to before. It has been the best thing I ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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