Monday...checking out Helsinki

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View from Hilton Strand

When I changed the time on my phone last night I did something wrong so alarm didn’t go off.  Woke up at 10, instead of 9.  No breakfast this morning.  Wandered around with a map and no idea where I was; didn’t know where the hotel was on the map, for a start.  Around 12 I worked out where I was and decided to walk to the tourist centre and catch a tour bus at 1 pm.  Reached the tour centre, booked a seat and then had a glass of wine and open shrimp sandwich and used free wifi while I waited for the bus.

 

The tour E25, AUD43.46  went for 1 1/2 hours and was interesting.  We got out at the church carved into the rock and a monument to Sibelius.  After the tour I booked a day cruise to Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, for tomorrow E132, AUD228.  I went back to the restaurant and used the wifi again but couldn’t upload any photos to the blog, which was a bit annoying.  The Hilton charges for wifi and I refuse to pay. 

 

Went back to the hotel, typed up my blog, watched US Open.   Spent some time tidying my case, throwing out papers.

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View from Hilton Strand
View from Hilton Strand
Lots of berries in the market
Lots of berries in the market
Peaceful city scene
Peaceful city scene
Church in main square. Never found…
Church in main square. Never foun…
Main Square
Main Square
Harbour scene
Harbour scene
Church in the rock
Church in the rock
Church in the rock
Church in the rock
Sibelius monument
Sibelius monument
Our tour bus and guide;  great com…
Our tour bus and guide; great co…
Pretty central walk
Pretty central walk
Helsinki
photo by: portia