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I'm sorry but all these towns now look alike to me, I need to get somewhere a bit different.....
There's not much to differentiate this place from any of the other Baltic States really, the writing is a bit different and it's viciously expensive here but that's about it.
It rained a bit this morning so I did my usual, that is not very much …
Wandered around Tallinn for a bit, especially the Old Town. After a while they all start to look the same, well they do too me....
I was booked on the 1630 ferry so had some time to kill. There is a large hotel in the middle of Tallinn that was built in 1972 by the Russians with the intention of capturing what little tourist trade there was at …
... and Budapest for a week each, then I meet with cousin David in Vienna for our month of travel together.
Today I went into the city again and filled in a few other sights I wanted to see. Mainly the "Rock Church" - no a fan of religion but this was quite wonderful.
Then to the "National Museum of Finland" which was under renos. Cute bear though.
Then to Stockmann's again - where I found the vodka I ...
... but in limited English. They seemed very nice.
This afternoon we went to see the Olympic Stadium where Marjorie Jackson-Nelson won
a gold Medal for running, in the 1952 Helsinki Olympic Games. She was our South
Australian Governor and an ambassador for the Leukemia Association.
We were sitting in McDonalds in Helsinki using their free Wi-Fi as we have to pay at
our hotel. We need to get these blogs up and running but lack of Wi-Fi ...
... closed all the (much softer) light out and we fell into the deepest, most refreshing slumber EVER until about 5pm. It was bliss and we woke feeling quite human again.
I had booked a nearby restaurant, down on one of the many quays, for our dinner (our 33rd wedding anniversary, as it happens.) It specialises in local foods (everything sourced within 100km of Helsinki) and was magic. Everything most beautifully presented, like art on a plate, light and ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking