September 23rd, 2009 – by: Marius1981
TravelBuddy - Helsinki
The Tallinn port is not far from the city centre and with my ferry tickets taken care of by Booking Estonia I left Tallinn for a day trip to Helsinki. The ferry is called The Superstar, a big one, as that day only the big ferries were allowed to sail as the Baltic Sea was quite stormy. It was my first time on a ferry so I passed on the duty frees and bars on the ferry and went on the outside top deck and spent time watching the waves, enjoyin the smell of the sea, which I always love by they way. By the time I arrived in Helsinki the clouds and storm were gone and the day was shiny. Hopped on a bus that took me to the city centre and got the whole day to wonder around.
I’m not the biggest fan of day trips especially when you visit a capital. So what can I say after wondering around Helsinki for a few hours… The place it’s great, very neat and tidy and where the Nordic and Russian cultures met. You won’t have troubles of communication as almost all the people speak English.
There are lots of tourists on and about, fresh fish markets, reindeer dishes and ports with boats of all sizes. Hell I even stumbled upon some gypsies from Romania working their accordions and violins quite hard, with which I wasn’t very proud to be honest.
Late in the evening I was back on the ferry off to Tallinn as the followin morrow I was heading south to Riga – the Latvian capital