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From all the things I am, I can call myself a great dreamer first. Every new city is full of adventures and the moment you leave it, it becomes the greatest memory. Anyhow, Helsinki had the most special place in my heart forever, yet it was always bookmarked with ‘someday’.
-(Putting more into today instead of endless planning pays off (most of the time). )-
We came to the capital of Finland after… 16 hours on bus and two hours on a boat. We were crushed; my spine has turned into question mark and eyes poped out trying to keep us awake. But the excitement was taking over and in six little hours we visited:
x Suomenlinna – the island that can be reached by ferry which leaves at port next to Market Square. Island is one of the world heritage sights and is historicly important sight. Yet, for me as an Easter european it wasn’t much of an excitement, since the grounds of island tells stories of World War II monuments and Russian influence. I’m all familiar with that from my own backgrounds, anyways, it is a beautiful place covered in rocks and geese are everywhere. First two pics are actually taken there, peacefull, isn’t it?
x Market Square – the most famous market in Finland, offering lovely souvenirs from natives, it’s a good place to get something like horn pendant. Also, you can get a bag of berries or mushrooms in there.
x Tavastia + Semifinal – it was a day time so we managed to take a peak only from the outside. Yet we are really happy we found two greatest rock clubs in Finland. These where the homes for most of soon to be world known rock stars. We’ll come back there for Helldone festival, I’m pretty sure.
x Temppeliaukio church – a Rock Church. Yet it’s not called under this name because long haired dudes play there (this is what I would think, haha)- church itself is excavated into solid rock. Miraculous architecture, very modern and very extraordinary!
x Aikuisten Lelukauppa – well, if you know it, you know it. Oh, and if you don’t here’s a story: it’s an adult shop for all the kinky stuff and the owner of the shop is Kari Valo. He is a father of Ville Valo who plays vocal for ‘love metal’ band HIM. Now, shop is more attractive for fans as a place for exclusive merchandise more than sex toys. The band itself is called biggest exports of Finland ever and every supermarket is full of stuff with the band. Since we still had sentimentality for teenage rebelion years, this was a must to go to.
For the end of sightseening of this capital we passed by some other landmarks like Senate Square and Uspenski Cathedral and had a very expensive beer. Quite productive, weren’t we?
Helsinki is a small city and it’s quite new so it is good to plan ahead because it’s not majestic place for tourists eye and there is no labyrinth like streets. Yet, it’s full of Chrismtas shops and raindeers (in all shapes and forms) and don’t forget that it’s a land of moomins.
This time I couldn’t be fashionable but for stylish traveler I would definitely recommend to visit Design District
One last thing, I love about Finland it’s blue haired guys and gals in Dr. Martens wearing metal band t-shir everywhere.
My wishfull thinking always leads me to doubts as any material expression can never be compared to the rainbows in my minds. Thats why Im so on a turtle-mode. Anyhow, just a quick update with a great promise that posts about our wandering is coming for next week. Me and my babe went on a very intensive cruise and visited Stockholm, Helsinki and Tallinn, one country per day.
Even though it was a quick getaway that came across while searching for deals, we managed to take the best of it. What is more, I still love out faces from once we were high from being tired.
Hey, everyone, hope you had a great weekend, well I had quite nice one. I decided to share some pics of my visit in Stockholm. You see, I’m wearing my travel black uniform: trousers, hat, sweater and backpack. If you’l ever meet me in the airport- I can assure you- I’ll look like this.
And what about Stockholm? I enjoyed it, but it’s so Nordic, gash! Not much of a fuss, but after some time living in Sweden I got used to that. To tell you a secret, for nighlife I would prefer Finland lill better because of all the noisy living!
Anyway, Stockholm is worth visiting, not only ‘cose there are maybe million H&M shops! Oh, I love the fact that there are so many awesome brands that can be found only in Scandinavia or just Sweden. There are soo many things too see and do, oh, so good. I can’t wait next time I’ll be in this beautiful city.
I recommend you to visit Absoulut ice bar, there are one in London and some other cities, so it’s not something unique but it’s soo cool! For lovely evening you should go to cheap cocktail bar called Vampire lounge! I did not have hangover in Stockholm, but I look like I did! Oh, chics, never go anywhere without make up 😀