Hilton Helsinki Kalastajatorppa
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Today was a great day! We enjoyed a fabulous brunch with Pia, Petro, KIra and Toumos at the Hilton overlooking the water! We then drove into central Helsinki and spent a good part of the day being tourists! We walked through Stockman's, Finland's largest department store. We were looking for a few. Christmas ornaments from Finland for our tree at …
... hand gestures. "Yeah, **** off", I replied, feeling no further need to be polite. She was still mumbling and cussing to herself as I powered by and made headway for the Viking terminal.
Had my Europe plan followed it's original structure as conceived well over a year ago, I'd have been driving instead of walking. As I've explained before, the original idea was to buy a car in Spain and do the whole of Europe by car, finally ditching the old wreck when I got ...
... is in well maintained shape....now war stuff does not float my boat,....but it was interesting and it was nice to wander around the island...taking in the views, out to sea and also back to the main island where Helsinki is...
So after that...we catch the ferry back....and it's now time for us to get on our ship...ship? I hear you say.....yep!! That night we were on our way to stockholm, Sweden....and instead of train, bus or plane we were on a mini cruise ...
... in the year.
Lutty bid us farewell as he needed to find internet and book his flights to go home. Karo and I took the ferry to Soumenlinna, a sea fortress built in the 1700s by the Swedes to protect the eastern Finland against Russian invasion (By the way, for those playing at home, the Russians ended up invading Finland and the fortress was conquered). The 15 minute ferry ride dropped us on an island of several kilometres with a few attractions such as the ...
... off. Photos are taken. Say goodbye and exit to find an elf selling said photo for EUR25 (free frame included). I don't know if she's acting at being an elf or she is like this normally but she has this annoying squeak at the end of each sentence. Can't quite tell.
Final "attraction" is the Ice Queen's ice bar. I need no encouragement to go into a bar and am prepared to walk in as is until I'm told it's minus 10C and take up the offer of a white Parka jacket. I meet the ...
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