Exploring Helsinki by Tram
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When we woke up, it was raining! The plan for today was to rent bicycles and explore Helsinki. But now it was raining we decided to use the trams. We took tram 3T which drives around the city and stops at the major sights of Helsinki. We first visited the monument for composer Jean Sibelius, from there we walked to the Olympic stadium where Lieke went up the tower and I decided to stay on the ground and take a coca cola. I think the stadium is ugly from the outside, but the museum there was really nice!
We were the first in the museum and it was not busy at all. I saw the suit of Mika Häkkinen, the medals of Matti Nykänen, a collection of Olympic torches and much more. Of course there were a lot of exhibits about Paavo Nurmi. Then we had a burger at Hesburger and hopped on the tram again. We wanted to see the church in the rock (rockchurch sounds a bit weird!) but we figured out we went off the tram at the wrong stop. But that did not matter, we walked around a bit and saw a Finnish market.
Luckily we had a wrong stop because when we were at the 'rock church' later that day we figured out it had been closed before and in fact it just opened when we arrived! The church is beautiful inside. At the end of the day we took the train back to Vantaa and ate pizza's at Rosso.