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Vanhankirkonpuisto

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  • Day1

    Helsinki

    April 28, 2017 in Finland

    Een prachtig zonnige vrijdag en een zaterdag met sneeuwstorm, waardoor onze boot niet wilde vertrekken.. Maar wat een prachtige stad! We zaten in een schattige airbnb studio die me erg deed denken aan mijn oude huisje in Utrecht โ™ก. We hebben ontzettend lekker gegeten in een Midden Oosten eettentje en door de vertraging van onze boot ook nog in een lief Nepalees restaurant. Oh en niet te vergeten de rendierburger, die heul lekker was. Helsinki is een erg dure stad, maar ontzettend de moeite waard, zeker als je van design (shoppen) houdt. Loved it.Read more

  • Day6

    Dining like a Viking

    August 17, 2017 in Finland

    I found a viking themed restaurant!! Harald the Viking restaurant in City Centre shopping plaza.
    Waiters were dressed in costume, the decor was very viking and the food and beer presented in traditional vessels, complete with sword!
    Loved it

  • Day6

    ร•htusรถรถk Helsingis

    July 30, 2017 in Finland

    Peale hotelli saabumist hüppasime kiirelt pesust läbi ja suundusime H&M-i suunas. Kadri tahtis kiirelt läbi käia enne kui see suletakse, Helsingis on raske leida kohti, mis oleks pühapäeval peale kuut või üldse lahti. Väljusime H&Mist kotitäie riietega, mis kõik olid Taivole. Kuna olime väga näljased otsisime tükk aega netist kohta kust süüa saaks aga maandusime ikka umbes 20m eemal burxi/mehhiko/pizza baaris. Sealt välja me veeresime ja pooled pizzad, mis veel üle jäid said kaasa.Read more

  • Day5

    Suomi - Helsinki

    December 10, 2017 in Finland

    Nach 12 Stunden auf der Nachtfähre ohne Schlafkabine ( und Schlaf) und weiteren 2,5 Stunden Zug von Turku nach Helsinki ist der erste Tag in der finnischen Hauptstadt wieder rum.

    Nach einem ausgiebigen Mittagsschlaf, habe ich die ersten Meter in dieser großartigen Stadt hinter mich gebracht. Der erste Stop war natürlich am Hafen in der Markthalle, wo es wieder leckere Köstlichkeiten gab ๐Ÿ˜‹. Später habe ich noch den Weihnachtsmarkt besucht und ein paar andere Sehenswürdigkeiten.

    Morgen geht es dann im Hellen zur Usbenski Kathedrale, dem Senatsplatz, eine alte Steinkirche und ins finnische Nationalmuseum. Vielleicht auch noch in die finnische Sauna.

    Am Dienstag geht es spät abends dann mit dem Nachtzug nach Rovaniemi, um hoffentlich Polar Lichter zu sehen. Tagsüber mache ich noch einen Ausflug zur Suomenlinna.
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  • Day39

    Pubcrawl and Karaokenight

    August 9, 2017 in Finland

    Den heutigen Tag verbrachte ich mit Sightseeing. Ich hatte schon fast ein schlechtes Gewissen da ich die letzten beiden Tage nichts gemacht habe und heute mein letzter Tag ist ๐Ÿ™ˆ.
    Zurück im Hostel fragten mich Darren und Suraj ob ich Lust hätte mit zum Pubcrawl zu kommen. Eigentlich wollte ich ablehen, da ich heute nacht um 03:00 Uhr los musste. Da wir bereits um 20:00 Uhr los wollten entschied ich mich, doch auf 1-2 Bier mitzukommen. Zuvor besorgte ich mir noch 2 meiner heiß geliebten Koppaberg ๐Ÿบโค๏ธ. Der Abend entpuppte sich als superlustig und so blieb es natürlich nicht bei 2 Bier ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿป‍โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿป‍โ™€๏ธ. Wir gingen in 3 verschiedene Bars, wobei did letzte eine Karaokebar war. Charlotte schaffte es mich zu überreden ein Lied mit ihr zu singen und ich fand total gefallen daran. Am Ende sangen wir dann sogar noch ein "Duett" mit 2 der Jungs ๐ŸŽค๐ŸŽถ.
    Leider musste ich um 02:00 Uhr aufbrechen um meinen Bus nicht zu verpassen, ich wäre gerne noch etwas länger geblieben - aber wie heißt es so schön: Man soll gehen wenn es am schönsten ist ๐Ÿ˜‰
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  • Day106

    Transit

    July 18, 2017 in Finland

    Egh. Didn't want to get up (do I ever?) but I did AND with time to spare for checkout. ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป
    We stored our bags in the luggage hold ( took us a while to find - our first try we ended up in the basement ๐Ÿ˜‚)
    We then headed out to Dunkin' Donuts for breakfast ๐Ÿ™Š we got 3 each. The strawberry field one was divine.
    We walked on and found the Riddarholm church - this is the resting place for all the royals I mentioned before.
    I got a student discount wooo. I'm not lying when I say im a student - I'm technically enrolled ๐Ÿ˜†I told them I didn't have evidence though - they didn't mind lol.
    It cost 75 krone for the both of us which was totally worth it - we both enjoyed it.
    It had the floor style graves like a lot of churches do but also some outrageous crypts/coffins. It was sad at how small some of them were - there were actually quite a few child kings there.
    It had what we think were house banners everywhere too.
    We found Nelson Mandalas South African flag crest thing too. Don't know what that's about.
    Will thinks maybe Nobel prize winners because as it turns out the Nobel prize is a Swedish, not Dutch thing as Will told so the picture of me standing outside "the peace palace" in the Hague is a little embarrassing. HAhah

    We then walked to the palace and while looking for the royal armory checked out the royal chapel which was nice enough but not the most amazing thing I've seen.
    The royal armory was badass though.
    The first section had royal carriages and they were so very Cinderella.
    This section just made me feel happy inside.
    The next bit had clothing and weapons etc which was cool. some outfits truly were ridiculous - the amount of effort required to put some of these things on in the morning... oh and the poor horses! Some of there outfits must have been so uncomfortable!!
    We found the outfit king Gustav - I now believe it to be the third - was wearing when he was shot. He died 13 days later from blood poisoning. You could still see the blood on the clothes and rags which was gruesome - loved it! Haha
    Their masks weren't very good back then. They looked almost Ned Kelly like. Poor form especially for royalty.
    Unless it wasn't the real mask..?

    We walked on and found the most random thing to be in a palace - a Japanese inspired samurai sword section - it even had an info thing going on about him Michone uses a katana in the Walking dead.... zombie tv shows and royalty don't normally mix hhah. Seriously so random.

    We walked outside and it was time for the changing of the guard. It was packed - we couldn't get close to see them change but we saw then parade up the street so that was something. They had a marching band lead the way.
    We walked back to the hostel where I watched the new game of thrones episode then we got our bags and headed to the station.

    Can't wait to leave Scandinavia, their train prices are criminal.
    To get an express the the airport which was only 20 mins away cost us $45 each ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

    When we got there we discovered Stockholm has the stupidest airport system in the world. We were not the only ones who had to ask for help.
    It had a do it yourself bag drop... which was empty because there were no instructions on what to do and how to use it.
    We used the machines to check in even though our tickets said not to then the worker we asked for help from had to put our luggage into a special section with things like prams and surfboards because they might get stuck on the belt ...
    ok?
    It was so silly. Literally everyone was confused.
    Went through customs and to our gate.
    Boarding didn't start when it was meant to then suddenly our gate changed -.-
    So we went to the new one only it didn't have our flight up. Everyone was very confused because we should have been taking off.
    After 20 minutes of no information we were finally told we had an hour delay. *grumble moan* at least it wasn't cancelled!
    In that hour a good 6 or 7 other planes also had gate changes. The airport was full of annoyed people aha
    Eventually we got on the damn plane - I think I had a mini nap on Wills leg because time went to quickly.
    I had a window seat woo and the flight was quick and easy.

    YAY FINLAND ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
    got our bags quickly then went to the train station.
    OWWWW WHAT BEAUTIFUL PRICES - ONLY 5€ each to get to central ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ that's even cheaper than Greece!
    Ok so their language is confusing as crap and we needed help buying the tickets. We then took a gamble and got on a train with hopefully central station as it's final stop.
    Woohoo it did.
    Walked to our hostel, checked in, dumped out bags, went to get dinner and are now back in the dorm.

    THE MOST EMBARRASSING THING HAPPENED.
    Will was talking to me - I laughed and did the loudest fart!!!!!!!!!
    Dying inside
    I then had a laughing fit where I couldn't breath which drew even more attention to myself ๐Ÿ˜ถ

    My feet really smell.
    We have looked up things to do here and there is literally nothing lol. I'm sure we will find something though.

    Our bunk beds have bars - I hope Will fits hah.

    I should shower but our only towel stinks.

    I have needed to wee more than usual today.

    We have lost an hour so our 8:45 wake up tomorrow will be 7:45 ๐Ÿ˜–๐Ÿ˜–๐Ÿ˜–

    Ooh and I'm the Helsinki airport toilets they play bird music - too keep you relaxed as you poop? Lol
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  • Day107

    Helsinki

    July 19, 2017 in Finland

    Ok so we experienced the worst imaginable snoring last night.
    At about 4am Will finally lost his shit and yelled at him to shut up - he didn't even stir but other people in the dorm were still awake too because they made comment about the insane-ness.

    We were going to go on a 10am tour but there was no chance of that happening. At 7am Will haven't managed to get to sleep yet. THE ENTIRE DORM slept through until 1 ๐Ÿ˜“ except the douche bag who thankfully checked out!!! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ he seriously shouldn't be allowed in dorms - Only private rooms.
    Because we missed the tour we didn't have a plan so we just went walking.
    Will wanted to try this chicken place so we went there for breakfast.
    We then went in a random direction and ended up in senate square next to the Helsinki Cathedral which is a massive white building - it would be hard to see in winter ๐Ÿ˜‚
    It was nice to look at.
    We then walked down to the marina and strolled though the markets.
    I like Helsinki. It has a relaxed vibe and is spacious but still has character. It's boring as all hell but calm to be in.
    We had a look at the outside of the Uspenskin Cathedral.
    Again, nice to look at.
    We started walking home and walked past the presidents house - the flag wasn't there and their were no guards so he wasn't home. An average building at best but it had gold covered spiked along the fence which were fun haha.

    The city has a few mini parks to sit in with your standard statue, seats and a fountain - nothing to fancy but they add life to the city.
    A lot of the cities are blending into one... ๐Ÿ˜“ all I know is I do like Helsinki and Stockholm but not really Oslo.
    All were quite boring ( Helsinki doesn't even have museums) but there was something about Helsinki and Stockholm - I think maybe the water.

    I would love to venture up north in both Sweden and Finland just unfortunately there is little point in summer. maybe one day. We will hopefully get to Russia one day so maybe he can visit santas village then. ๐Ÿ™ƒ

    We went back to the hostel for a toilet stop before we went and had a drink at the Wayne's coffee chain.
    I don't know why they are every where it was expensive and mediocre. You had to pay for the toilet and it had a stupid feature that made you check in on fb before you could use their internet. Smart marketing but annoying.
    Walked home and I crashed and had a 3 hour nap๐Ÿ˜† we are doing well with beds atm. They have been really comfortable.

    Will woke me at 7 and we went first to buy shampoo and conditioner at the shops - dropped it home then went out for a Mexican dinner :)

    It was called iguanas - we got a jug of sangria and a burrito each. Will liked the burrito - I didn't but we both agree the sangria was probably the best we have ever had.
    We were discussing were we would go after the U.K. - I ended up emailing the Australian consulate in the Ukraine asking about entry requirements.
    It was only 60 odd euro to fly there from London which has Will super excited lol.
    We would only be going to Kiev though if we do go. Not silly enough to venture out. They have a security warning in place but so do most countries lol.
    Went home and finally showered with proper shampoo ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜
    Now in bed. I shouldn't be but I'm tied haha.

    I really miss Thaddeus.
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  • Day108

    Helsinki

    July 20, 2017 in Finland

    Heh. Quite the waste of a day lol.
    Last night I put Will in charge of the alarm.

    At 9:40 Will was like "quickly pack then we will go to the tour"
    I was like uhmm it starts in 20 mins and it's over a 1km away. We won't make it on time.

    Woke up and packed. We are just changing rooms this morning because when we booked an extra night all the dorms were full so we got a private
    We left our zipped up bags in the room then went to the supermarket to get cereal and juice. I also got a cherry tomato cup - soooo good.
    Walked back and ate it - our new room was ready so we put our bags in there.
    We had a semi plan to go to the fortress but I said I would only go if I was allowed another 1 hour sleep. Will agreed and actually granted me 2.
    This meant the plan was to get up at 1.
    It's currently 4.08 ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ I got up an hour ago and I woke Will 30 mins ago.
    We are both just pooped lol.
    We put our washing in this morning too but it's not ready yet.
    Thinking of going to the Hard Rock Cafe soon.
    Wasted our time in Helsinki but I don't feel too bad about it.
    I wasn't DYING to do anything. I'm happy with just walking the city.
    I've booked us on the free tour tomorrow. Let's see if that actually happens ๐Ÿ˜

    Went and bought Will a computer mouse so he can play online games then went to the Hard Rock Cafe.
    Food was pretty good actually. Bought a Hard Rock Cafe shirt too ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž the chocolate milkshake with Oreo bits was amazingggggg.

    Went home and I had another 4hour nap HAHAH ๐Ÿ˜“
    we watched "Yes man" which had me laughing quite a lot. Jim Carrey has some great films haha.
    It's now 2am and off to bed again lol.
    Tour probably won't happen aye.
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