Hilton Helsinki Kalastajatorppa
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... living near the equivalent of Helsinki's Hay Street! In the end, we went to the supermarket and bought bread, ham, cheese and tomato and a microwave meal for Alex and had that for dinner! Today is a little site seeing around one of the bays in Helsinki that Alex wants to explore, then we need to book the ferry to Tallinn and organise some accommodation for Tuesday night. We also need to organise how and when we are getting to Riga and then get to Vilnius on ...
... to rearrange our plans for the afternoon. From there we cut through the residential area admiring the beautiful homes and different style of architecture to what we are used to at home. We made our way to Senate Square and the Tuomiokirkko (Helsinki Lutheran Cathedral). We wend inside again so John could see it. By the time we came out the afternoon was clearing up so we decided to head to the Kauppatori for a seafood lunch at one of the ...
... task to be done: buy some Vana Tallinn, the local spirit. We collected the bags from the hostel and started our walk to the ferry. It didn't take as long as expected and so we arrived with plenty of time to check in. The terminal was almost airport like with tunnels and security. The boat is very large and we chose to sit right at the front, which happened to be beside the entertainment stage. This meant that as well as enjoying the view ...
... in the center where there are cafes and open-air concerts on the weekend and surrounded by all the high-end boutiques... a very pleasant area.
FYI -- Finland was part of Sweden up to 1809 and then became part of the Russian Empire. It finally became independent in 1917 after the October Revolution.
... between the USSR and Finland, erected in 1968. My how different Finland's history is from, say, Czechoslovakia's...
When we got back to the center of town we just decided to head early to the port, since at that point we felt like we basically checked off Helsinki. Another ~6 miles in the city and we'd seen just about all the attractions listed in TripAdvisor! And our ferry was named, appropriately, Finlandia. ...