Helsinki daytrip

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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

 

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TravelBuddy - Helsinki
TravelBuddy - Helsinki
Alexander II in front of Tuomiokir…
Alexander II in front of Tuomioki…
boats
boats
Uspenski Cathedral
Uspenski Cathedral
Alexander II
Alexander II
the ferry
the ferry
welcome to...
welcome to...
Helsinki
Helsinki
just arrived
just arrived
romanian gypsy
romanian gypsy
Helsinki
Helsinki
Helsinki
Helsinki
Helsinki
Helsinki
Tuomiokirkko
Tuomiokirkko
Tuomiokirkko
Tuomiokirkko
Tuomiokirkko
Tuomiokirkko
view from Tuomiokirkko
view from Tuomiokirkko
detail
detail
Tuomiokirkko
Tuomiokirkko
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detail
detail
detail
Tuomiokirkko
Tuomiokirkko
travbud
travbud
get stuffed Rudolph!
get stuffed Rudolph!
statue
statue
seagull
seagull
fresh fish
fresh fish
fresh fish in port
fresh fish in port
market
market
around helsinki
around helsinki
Uspenski Cathedral
Uspenski Cathedral
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port
helsinki
helsinki
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propeller
Uspenski Cathedral
Uspenski Cathedral
inside Uspenski Cathedral
inside Uspenski Cathedral
market
market
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around..
around..
around..
no more fast food
no more fast food
street
street
stockmann
stockmann
city centre
city centre
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detail
pub
pub
ball
ball
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balling
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ball view
ball view
ball view
cut in half
cut in half
me
me
the pic with 4 balls :))
the pic with 4 balls :))
do you have balls?
do you have balls?
icebeam
icebeam
waiting from the ferry
waiting from the ferry
in the ferry
in the ferry
in the ferry
in the ferry
in the ferry
in the ferry
the baltic
the baltic
Helsinki
photo by: portia