Helsinki, not impressive but still a lot of fun.
Trip Start Sep 21, 2006
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Helsinki was a very big disappointment for me. There really isn't much to see or to do. Especially when it's raining... But I have to admit that I was still recuperating from my Russian sickness so I was not in the best condition to explore. But still, it was definitely not impressive.
The Fins are great though. Everyone speaks English and I had a very good contact with them. I learned that Helsinki was actually founded by the King of Sweden in order to compete with Tallin, Estonia who was controlling the trade market in the Baltic sea. As of today, 10% of the people of Finland still speaks Sweedish. I was amazed to see that every single street sign in the city reads in both Fin and Sweedish. That has got to be one of the best treatment of a minority in the whole world
After a couple days in Helsinki I took a ferry to Stockholm. That proved to be the heck of a trip. I was soon going to discover the Sweedish way of travelling...
Helsinki, still a lot of fun...
Helsinki m'a beaucoup decu. Il n'y a vraiment pas grand chose a voir ou a faire. En particulier lorsqu'il pleut... Mais je dois admettre que je recuperais toujours de ma maladie russe alors j'etais un peu indispose. Mais tout de meme ce n'etait pas tres impressionant.
Les Finlandais sont tres gentils toutefois
Apres une couple de jours a Helsinki j'ai pris un bateau pour Stockholm. Ca s'est avere etre tout un voyage. J'allais bientot decouvrir le sens de l'expression "Voyager a la suedoise"...
Helsinki, tout de meme tres divertissante...