Sokos Hotel Torni
Travel Blogs from Helsinki
As soon as I boarded the train from St Petersburg to Helsinki I thought to myself, "ah - this must be a Finnish train". So sleek and quiet and punctual. Not that I'd had any particularly bad experiences with Russian trains but as I was on my way to Scandinavia, all those images of an orderly country were coming to mind. I'd been to Helsinki Airport …
Helsinki isn't pretty and she never really smiles. She's nice enough though, and so are her people. She's also efficient, and clean; the kind of city that you could wrap your arms around and hold tight. But not for long. Soon, you'd find yourself wanting to leave her. I'm not sure that a real urban boy could ever truly love Helsinki. I can't …
... The flight was OK but not of the quality of Asiana – although not a million miles away.
We arrived in Sydney just as they were opening up for the morning (now Sunday) and sorted out our onward transfer. The complicated part was making sure that our baggage travelled on the same flight as us to Wellington. The flight was fine but we were exhausted and we were glad to get home to Wellington and then drive to ...
... making beautiful views of the sea, people sailing and kayaking (which I am going to be attempting to do on Tuesday). There were also quite a few lovely looking vintage type cafes next time we will have to try one. On the Island is an open-air museum- which is Finnish buildings transplanted from elsewhere in Finland and placed on the island in the forest. The buildings were typically Finnish wooden houses there was also a huge wooden boat that used to be used to transport 100 people ...
... in - very impressive. we were then dropped off in the old city and had4 hours to wonder around. Diane went off to visit the Vasa ship however I had sen it many years ago so didn't think it would have changed much since then. It was a beautiful sunny day so I wandered around the streets and then sat relaxing and had a cup of coffee in a shady courtyard. In the ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet