A Glimpse Of Helsinki

We didn’t do justice to this Baltic State with our very brief visit. But our cruise ship sails out of this “Daughter of the Baltic” soon after lunch and we certainly didn’t plan on missing our boat! 

  

  

Mannerheim Street is a good starting point. You can’t miss the Parliament, National Museum, Finlandia Hall. But we were stuck on a motorcoach doing a city tour – definitely NOT the best way to explore Helsinki. Rainy Thursday. The city looks almost sad.
   
 
You can say the rain shouldn’t have stopped us from exploring the city, but there just wasn’t enough time. Well, the boat leaves early and it is not fair to pack everything in a few hours in Helsinki. So we’re treating this city tour more like a preview of what this Baltic city has to offer. Next time. Another time, Helsinki!
   

  

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About lifeisacelebration

Retired early, but still active. Very involved in celebrating life! I love traveling because I always come back with less cobwebs in my mind. It is as if I empty my mind of all clutter upon departure, and fill it with many happy memories upon arrival. I also like the idea that life is so focused on the present, and my senses are all playing to listen, feel , see, smell and taste everything novel or not so new. The fact that I only have to choose from a limited wardrobe, or use the same pair of shoes throughout my holiday , or work and survive on a single budget make life so much simpler. Sure, you sometimes get a raw deal in a few trips, or feel hassled by flight delays and cancellations, but the joys and simplicity of the present far outweigh the negatives. Oh, btw, I always end up gaining more friends after each trip. Many I kept......
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