The ferry arrived at 7am (I lost 1 hour going East to Finland and 1 hour potential sleep as the boat crew started getting everyone up at 6am to have a faster turn around and right back to Stockholm). A beautiful morning seen from the ship as we navigated the Finland West Coast and then off to Helsinki. But first, some more clothes on, I mean all my clothes on!
|Aftermath of the big night on the boat
|Because the boat is Swedish they fly this flag off the back
and a smaller Finnish flag towards the bow as a courtesy.
|To live here, wow
|Tight parking! I may have been yelled
at for bumping a guys car with my bag
|Here we are, Turku, Finland
|Turku seems nice
|It's F'ing Cold 5 deg C
|Taking the old main highway C3R6T3V6
|Imagine hitting anything in this cold
|Possibly the worst coffee shop of the trip, warm at least
No internet, high prices and poor quality. ouch.
|Crazy Fins still riding in this cold
I arrived in Helsinki to Tani's apartment, a friend I made in Argentina, with no internet and no way to contact him I asked the help of a stranger (who turned out to be some famous Dancer so that was cool, Anniina Raittinen) who called him and sorted it out for me. Thanks!
Tani and I had some good days attending a Finnish pro hockey game, a couple good nights out, watching some World Cup of Hockey and enjoying Finnish Saunas which in Finland are just Saunas!
|Green shirt guy stood and clapped
for 15 minutes in the opening.
|I've seen this before.
|No skates!!! Dangerous.
Finnish Pro Hockey League - Tani was able to get us tickets just before the game which started at 5pm!
|Great seats and only 25 euros!
Good guys winning!
|The menu at a massage parlor.
|Yep they exist in Finland
|Must be good... Club Kaiku
|Lots of sail boats
|Look at this custom bike
|View from the new waterfront sauna
|Some sauna users going for a dip
|Padel a tennis like game
|Cobble and Tracks
|Give this Italian thing a spin
|Seafood pizza, yum!
|One day at the classic sauna
|A little home cooking
|The Italian bikes hanging out
|Dodgy steps for the dipping area
|Luckily someone had just left
|Another way to Cool off
|After work people coming in droves
|Check that out
|5 minutes I would never do
|clever, this is common in europe and makes sense to me
|No one likes putting dishes away
|the turbo button to unlock more
|Weirdest bathroom doors I have ever seen
Check out the gun door handle