Farewell Europe!

Farewell Europe!

My day trip to Tallinn was my last full day in Europe. I had finished packing the night before, so I took it easy the next morning and slowly made my way out. It felt like it had gotten considerably colder the longer I stayed in Europe. In fact it was actually snowing in the morning as I left the apartment! Since I still had time left on my Helsinki Card I decided to head to the airport early. I…

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Estonia

Estonia

Estonia wasn’t on my list of places to visit when I first started prepping for my trip. Even though a friend of mine recommended it to me, it wasn’t until I realized how close it was to Helsinki and how much of a discount I could get from using the Helsinki Card, that I was actually sold on going. In fact I didn’t even know Tallinn was a city haha. That’s how bad my geography is. =P After having breakfast…

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Helsinki – Part 2

Helsinki – Part 2

For our second day in Helsinki we left the apartment around 9am and made our way towards Market Square, where we would be catching the ferry to Suomenlinna. The Swedes started building Suomenlinna sea fortress back in 1748 to protect them against the Russians. It was surrendered to Russia during the Finnish War and was only returned to Finland after they gained their independence in 1917. Today Suomenlinna is an UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most visited…

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Helsinki – Part 1

Helsinki – Part 1

By the time I woke up on the ferry the next morning it didn’t take me long to realize I made a mistake – Helsinki is an hour ahead of Stockholm, which meant I was an hour behind schedule. Luckily I have a habit of setting a lot of time aside in the mornings to get ready, so I wasn’t in a major panic getting myself back on schedule. Once the ship finally docked I headed straight towards the nearest…

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Stockholm – Part 3

Stockholm – Part 3

For my last day in Stockholm, I headed to the city centre in the morning, dropped my bags off at the tourist info inside Ahlens, then took the tram out to Nyboplan to join the Royal Canal Tour. I was lucky that the weather during my entire stay in Stockholm was warm and sunny. It made it extra enjoyable spending those 45 mins touring Stockholm by boat. After the boat tour I had a stroll through Berzelii Park and Kungstradgarden….

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