Thursday, August 15, 2013

Helsinki, Finland

Hyvää päivää!
That's good afternoon in Finnish.

Welcome back to French Madame's third stop along the Baltic Sea: Helsinki in Finland!
Helsinki is Finland's capital and biggest city with about 600,000 inhabitants.

The Finnish language is immensely peculiar;
"Minä puhun vain hyvin vähän suomea."
I only speak very little Finnish.

Notice how many Ä's they use?
"Nähdään myöhemmin!"
See you later!

Anyway, we started our day in Helsinki with a walk through a parc.

Helsinki, Finland

We then walked to the most popular site Helsinki has to offer, Helsinki Cathedral.
Built under the reign of Russian tsar Nicholas I.

Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki, Finland

On top of the steps.

Helsinki, Finland

Panoramic view from Helsinki Cathedral.

Helsinki, Finland

Then we went to my favorite church, Uspenski Cathedral.
This church is set upon a hillside, overlooking the beautiful city.

I love the gothic-style building of the church.
When you've seen many churches, they all become similar but this one is truly one of a kind.

Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki, Finland

Of course Helsinki is situated near water.

Helsinki, Finland

And yet again, I ate...



Mint - brownie ice cream sundea.

Mint - Brownie Ice Cream Sundea

&nd a complete dessert buffet!

Dessert Buffet

Miami Vice: piña colada & strawberry daiquiri.

Miami Vice Cocktail


Next stop: St. Petersburg, Russia!

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