(5.0) (1 Vote)
July 2nd, 2005
On arrival in Helsinki it did not take Christian and I very long
to realise that there was not much to do here and that everything
was very expensive (especially for me coming from Thailand, just
a big mac is 8 dollars) - this belief was reinforced by the hostel
Christian asked, "what can we do here on a budget?"
Blank face, answer "nothing!"
Christian "what do you guys do?"
Laughing... "we do nothing, it's too expensive here!"
So we walked around, went to see some churches which were free,
got some strawberries which are the best ones I have ever had, big,
red, juicy and so sweet. Christian had said that the best strawberries
were from Scandanavia and I hadn't really believed him - now no
arguments. We also had a fabulous meal with Salmon (which is very
plentiful here), chicken, small whole fish (which despite their
appearance were delicious), rice, veges etc´- finally something
that was great value.
We had originally planned to spend a few days in Helsinki, it took
us the morning to book tickets to go via ferry to Estonia's capital
Tallinn, a hour and a half away.