Day 8 Helsinki July 21st 2012 After the long drive through Finland this was thought of as a resting day where we can prepare for our planned trip to Tallinn the next day and our return to the US the following day. After waking up the first thing we do is a quick stop at the nearby supermarket to buy different provisions including Karelian pastry for breakfast. And then it's out to stroll through downtown Helsinki and take ... 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
Why do we like to travel? I think that the answer changes from place to place that we visit. Sometimes it is for new experiences. Sometimes it is to enjoy weird and exotic foods. Sometimes it is to visit various natural wonders. Sometimes it is to see places that we have only read about in books and seen on TV. Sometimes it is to see birds and animals they we have never seen before. Most often it is a combination of the above:).
And most importantly because we think it is a lot of fun!
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