Solo Sokos Hotel Aleksanteri
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... the fresh smell of waffles made me forget about the fish. Right by the market are the tourist cruise boats as well.
Then there's the Old Market Hall where they sell fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, coffee and dessert. The coffee shops are small but quaint, it was busy but not annoying.
Right after the Market ...
... city. Even the bathrooms had great views. After a drink there, Suzie sadly had to leave, but the three of us headed over to a nearby brew pub for the best beers we've had since arriving in Finland. They have outdoor terrasses as well (and they pronounce terrasse like we do in Montreal, the French way) but there must be a city bylaw or something because they all seem to close early and make everyone come indoors. So rather than sit inside where it ...
We joined our tour guide and van at 9:00. A note on our tour guides. Each of them was a native of the city we were visiting. All of them spoke several languages. Their English consistently was exceptional. In fact, all of them attended schools where English was mandatory, plus one more language was taken if they were college bound! Each of them ...
We arrived in Helsinki about noon and will be here until 10PM. The distance from St. Petersburg to Helsinki was 200 miles. The weather today is hot by their standards, in the 80s.
Finland, and Helsinki in particular, has been a cultural and political fulcrum upon which East and West have seesawed for centuries. But the strong influence that Moscow exerted over the country ended with the collapse of the Soviet Union, paving the way for a truly independent ...
... on level 2, Anchor level, below the cars and trucks!) so we had complete darkness for the first time in a while. Anyway, I'm a little disappointed that I didn't actually see any of the boat or the scenery, and missed out on breakfast, but I think sleep was more important at that stage. We arrived at Helsinki around 10ish Friday morning, disembarked, and took the tram to our hotel. We were too early to check in, a real disappointment for those of us who hadn't had ...