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Monday In Finland

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!

14 comments

  1. Aargh! So many lovely places left to visit. :)

    Shan­tanus last great read…Impe­r­ial Vienna

  2. I want to go to Fin­land so badly!!! Nice pics!

  3. Wow, your pho­tographs are so crips and colour­ful. They have won­der­ful archi­tec­ture in Fin­land, and that steam­boat is sim­ply beautiful!

    Gra­hams last great read…A lit­tle pre­view of where I live and work

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