Saturday, August 21, 2010
We took a two hour ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki. This was the final destination in our world tour since it was the closest departure hub for Oneworld airlines. We spent 3 nights at Hotel Kamp, a Starwood hotel. A lot of people gathered in front of the hotel during the days we were there and it turned out that U2 was staying there as well.
Helsinki is a very clean and modern city. There are street stands selling all sorts of berries and fresh peas. The strawberries and blueberries were so sweet that even my picky one year old devoured by the handful. One thing we noticed was that people here seemed more reserved and mostly kept to themselves.
We visited a church (Temppeliaukion kirkko) that was built into the rocks. It was quite cool and modern.
On our last day, we took a ferry to the Fortress of Suomenlinna. Before boarding the ferry, we enjoyed some really delicious salmon at a seafood stall near the port. Suomenlinna reminded us of Angel Island in many ways. It was a beautiful day to stroll the island and a nice way to end our world tour.
Smiles all around on the last day of our trip.