Helsinki- More sightseeing and cruise home
Trip Start Jul 12, 2009
14Trip End Jul 26, 2009
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We figured out our root there, walking by a poster for Harry Potter in Finnish (which we stopped to get pictures by) and started making our way up to the monument. On our way there we stopped by the Temppeliaukio Church (or kirkko in Finnish). This is one of Helsinkis major tourist attractions. It was blasted out of rock, and is much like a defense bunker in it design.
From here we walked the rest of the way to the Sibelius monument, taking a little trip through some less touristy areas of Helsinki. We walked through some residential areas, down a path by some water and we eventually caught up with the many tourist busses that were going around the city. We thought that we would see the monument from a while away, the pictures
We took our time getting back, got some free fanta handed to us by some Finnish people and did some shopping and got some luch at Mcdonalds. Then we started making our way to the boat. I guess this time we were on a different boat, but it must have been an exact twin to the other one. Everything was exactly the same, down to the eateries and drinkeries. We spent some time shopping for some more tax free candy, went into the souvenir places, took a good long nap and did some more people watching. We decided to go look at the club in the boat casino, but the band playing was just not that great, and not really playing good dancing music. So we decided to head into the disco, and found that is was about three times busier than it was on wednesday.
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