Monday In Finland

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We took the Greyhound at 7 am on Sunday, got to Toronto at noon, and flew to Finland in the afternoon. We arrived pretty tired but also excited. After all, this is Finland. How many times will I get to visit this place?

The only problem with Finland is… Finnish. It doesn’t look like any language I know and it really didn’t make any sense to me. Way too many “ö” and “ë” if you ask me. But fortunately, most people spoke great English so we were able to get around without too much trouble.

Helsinki Harbour

Helsinki Harbour

Helsinki is small but very nice. We walked a bit everywhere and ended up by the harbor and a small market. The two churches nearby were very beautiful… and the atmosphere was quite friendly.

Baltic Sea

Baltic Sea

By The Harbour

By The Harbour

City Center

City Center

Proudly Finnish

Proudly Finnish

Seafood At The Market

Seafood At The Market

At The Market

At The Market

Beautiful Church

Beautiful Church

Beautiful Church

Beautiful Church

View From A Hill

View From A Hill

The City Center

The City Center

Downtown Helsinki

Downtown Helsinki

Small Street

Small Street

White Church and Blue Sky

White Church and Blue Sky

And we are now in Beijing!

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15 Comments

  1. Salut Zhu,
    Great ! I have never been to Finland, and Helsinki looks very interesting.24 hours is oh so short but I’m more than sure that you took advantage of this day to the fullest.
    One day, but an experience that you will remember a long time.

    You lucked out for the weather !
    Happy traveling up to Beijing.
    Bises 😉

    barbaras last great read…Becoming friends outside of your PC

  2. Hmm…in contrast to most other comments here, I have no real desire to go to Finland since it looks far too much like another place I’ve been to.

    But hey, all in due time.

    RGs last great read…Bound By Habit + Installers Are Evil

  3. i have tagged you for a meme…i’m not good at these types of things, but i figured i’d let you know. no pressure, it’s an odd one.

    Oh, and nice photos! Those are really cool. I need to get out of my cubicle someday.

  4. @bluefish – It was much better than I thought it would be, for sure. But I don’t know much about Nordic countries… so it doesn’t mean much.

    @Linguist-in-Waiting – I know exactly what you mean, Hungarian is one weird language! I don’t even know its roots…

    @Ghosty – 😆 That reminds me I have to rent the Monty Pythons again when I come back!

    @Colleen @ Function of Time – I know I’m lucky 😉 The two countries are quite different though!

    @Annie – Update coming up 😉 Finland kinda looks like Canada actually I found. Minus the crazy language!

    @barbara – It was short and of course, I didn’t lean much about the culture. But Helsiki is a small city so we got to see quite a lot I think.

    @RG – I can understand! If it weren’t for the flight layover, I don’t think I would have thought of going 😉

    @shionge – I didn’t know you went there! You travelled quite a lot.

    @sir jorge – I’ll give it a shot when I come back. Thanks 😉

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