(March 23, 2015) Helsinki
This day we start in Helsinki and will visit the
city center, which we have just around us, and what we have time to see
until the time to board to the ferry to Tallinn at 4:30 PM.
After a 2 hours trip, we’ll spend the night in the
Estonian capital city.
The spots marked at map are:
0- Best Western Hotel Carlton
1- Helsinki Cathedral
2- Uspenski Orthodox cathedral
Breakfast time is until 9:30 AM and we appear at 9 AM. Then
we go out for a walk to explore the city center of Helsinki under
something in the middle of hail and snow. It’s too small to be hail and
too heavy to be snow.
As we did last night, in a couple of minutes we’re in Tuomiokirkko, the Lutheran cathedral. This time we go inside.
After that, we walk through Senaatintori Square, the one
just in front of the cathedral, in our way to the sea, where we can see
Uspensky Orthodox cathedral. We go upstairs for a closer look but we
cannot get in as we find all doors closed. The views are great up here,
The last part of our walk is the harbor, which looks far
from the live I know it has in summer. Our short itinerary takes us
back to the hotel, where we check out and leave our baggage in their
We have something important to do this morning. Our
insurance company has sent an address for a clinic where they can check
Eva’s wrist, which is hurting since she fell on the ice two days ago.
It is not far and we go thee by walking. Helsinki is a small city and
we feel like we could go everywhere here by walking.
When we’re done with it we go to Temppeliaukio Church,
which is a peculiar church built into solid rock. We leave the place by
taking tram 2, which goes to the hotel. We pay 6€ directly to the
driver for the two tickets.
We lunch pasta in the same restaurant than last night by
27€ in total and take tram 9 to the ferry terminal. We learn we just
need to be 30 minutes before departing time for tomorrow. Now we must
wait until 4:30 PM for our ferry to Tallinn.
It is a two hours trip, which happens through the storm so
we cannot go outside to take any look. Then we have a 5 minutes taxi
ride to the hotel from the terminal, but we’ve asked for 27€ for it.
After resting a few minutes we go directly to the old city
with the thought of dinner somewhere there. It is with lights but there
is nobody in the streets and every business is closed now at 8 PM. We
go back to the hotel to take our dinner there by 28€.
We go to sleep soon as we want to leave early for our walk
in order to having as much time as possible to explore the medieval