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A real live sauna

We arrived in the morning to the most awesome city I have ever seen. Other people describe Helsinki as a mini St. Petersburg and I agree. There are sweeping broad avenues and huge public squares. The Russian influence is everywhere. Sigh.

We walked around the west side of town and found an old mental institution. a cool old graveyard. the Sibelius monument and the president.s official residence... I think.

At the end of that was an island with a bunch of historical buildings an some very aggressive squirrels.

We met our next couchsurfing host Harri at thetrain station nearby his house.

When we got there he was just saying goodbye to some Hong Kong surfers. From there we went to the weekly meeting where I met Arto who invited me nd dad to a real Finnish sauna. Yay. Dad didnt want to go so I went and had a nice time eating strange Finnish food and listening to strange Finnish music. Arto even drove me all the way back to Harri.s place afterwards.

I liked this, that´s our boat in the back

I liked this, that´s our boat in the back


Some sort of palace

Some sort of palace


Me vs. veggie balls

Me vs. veggie balls


Beautiful parks

Beautiful parks


Me vs. Helsinki metro

Me vs. Helsinki metro


The graveyard

The graveyard


The graveyard again

The graveyard again


The beach

The beach


Sibelius monument

Sibelius monument


The ocean

The ocean


Old pile of rocks

Old pile of rocks


Pretty bridge

Pretty bridge


Old house

Old house


Vicious squirrel

Vicious squirrel


Climbing up

Climbing up


More old houses

More old houses


Me vs. I dunno what

Me vs. I dunno what


Me vs. Finnish beer

Me vs. Finnish beer


Couchsurfers

Couchsurfers


Me vs. Finnish pastie thing

Me vs. Finnish pastie thing


Me vs. cheese?

Me vs. cheese?

Posted by baixing 17:00 Archived in Finland

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