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No time to relax: a day in Helsinki

Relaxing in Helsinki

What shall we do in Helsinki? Making our way back home from the Baltics after a week in Aland, a visit to Moominworld and a stumble around Turku involved changing ferries in Helsinki. Seemed a great opportunity to do a little sightseeing in the Finnish capital. At least that’s what we thought, until we checked the [...]

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Stumbleupon – Exploring Turku

Contemplating the sights of Turku, European Capital of Culture 2011 “OK. How does nude karaoke, Hvitflet horse sausage and a visit to the donut and pea soup oasis sound?” As Captain it was my turn to brief my four burger munching companions on the day’s activities.  Matthew eventually broke the chewy silence, ”I don’t really like the [...]

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Moomin Magic at Moominworld

Moominpapa at The Lighthouse in MoominWorld

Moomin Magic at Moominworld “The Joxter lived all over the place, sometimes in an apple tree and other times in a tent. He had songs, apples and the freedom to sleep in every morning. And no one told him he should take care of this and that; instead he just let things take care of [...]

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Island hopping in Ǻland

Aland Islands

Island hopping in Aland The chair took off and skated down the deck clattering into the deck rails that stopped it spinning off into the Gulf of Finland.  Hannah squealed with laughter, although you could hardly see it for the hair wrapped around her face by the wind.  Our ride across Ǻland and the Finnish [...]

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The sun sets on the Baltics and rises in Aland

Bring on the sunrise

The sun sets on the Baltics and rises in Aland The knock on our cabin door came at half past four in the morning. By twenty to five we had woken the children from a deep sleep and stumbled with them downstairs. On deck 6 the disco was still going and the smell of beer [...]

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