Hello Helsinki May 18th 2009 As I am never one to let a bank holiday to go to waste, for the second May Bank holiday weekend it was off to Helsinki with a group of mates.
Why Helsinki? Well, crucially, none of us had been there. In addition, flights were not too expensive and it would not yet be too cold.
Our expectations did not start high when, doing some pre-trip research, we found prominent among the pluses of ... read more
Europe » Finland » Uusimaa » Helsinki Finland was a province and then a grand duchy under Sweden from the 12th to the 19th centuries and an autonomous grand duchy of Russia after 1809. It won its complete independence in 1917. During World War II, it was able to successfully defend its f... ... read more