Day 6 of Tour, Helsinki; Finland June 16th 2014 So we arrived in the capital city of Finland; Helsinki! This was the first day of tour where the weather wasn't on our side... we walked through in the pouring rain, but we weren't as devastated as some of our European friends who were less used to rain that ourselves.
Mixed feelings in the morning, not everyday you can say you're hungover in Finland, but it's not every day you're able to say you ... 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
A 20 year old, soon to be final year history student in a seaside town in mid Wales, with an interest in travel and journalism.
Before university I hadn't really traveled much, I was always a bit apprehensive. So for me, joining the university History Society, or HistSoc as we call ourselves was brilliant!
Last year we went on a 'summer tour' to Italy; visiting Rome, Sorrento, Capri and the Vatican City.
In June of 2014, we went on a Baltic Tour to the capital cities of Sweden, Estonia, Finland and RUSSIA!! Both trips were incredible and really opened my eyes to the many places outside ... full info