The setup was that we sailed over night from Stockholm to Helsinki with a afternoon departure on Friday. Since we booked so late we could not all get seating at the same tables for dinner. We and my parents had the early buffet on Friday which was good for the girls so they got food on a decent time. I think all had a decent nights sleep the first night and was ready to head over to the hotel that was booked. We managed to find the appropriate street car that took us all the way from the harbor to the hotell in one go with no changes. After we dropped the bags at the hotel for a afternoon check in we headed back downtown to see what Helsinki had to offer. First up was to get some coffee etc. and then I needed to try out the selfie stick off course.
|Is the selfie stick working?|
|I think only people who give their consent is in this picture.|
After that well deserved fika break it was time to explore for real. There were some different interests in what people wanted to do so we did split up in several groups. Our group eventually found a Street Car that went around downtown as a sightseeing thing and you got to see a bunch of stuff and I think it was cheaper than the Hop-On Hop-Off busses. Granted there was no guide talking but we did not really care.
|Fountain close to the harbor|
|Get this show on the tracks...|
|I hope the designed stuff in the store was better than this sign...|
|Somebody mentioned that they would have liked to |
have clothes when working as a blacksmith
|Nice architecture downtown Helsink|
|String quartet draws some attention|
Decent food was had through out the trip and some beer as well and a few of them are shown below.
I think everybody had a good weekend even if we were tired when we got back to Stockholm on Monday morning.