Shopping at Helsinki can be a tiny bit cheaper than the earlier ports of Copenhagen, Stockholm, and the fashion a little bit better.   After days of cutting back on shopping at these expensive places and days of sea days trapped on board the Caribbean Princess, it’s time to...
There’s so much to see and do at Helsinki, where do we even begin?   Because of our limited time in Helsinki on our baltic cruise journey, we had to carefully pick what we wanted to see, and places of attractions such as the ancient sea fortress of Suomenlinna...
The second church we were visiting within a morning in Helsinki was the Rock Church, also known by its Finnish name of Temppeliaukio Church, one of the most visited tourists attraction in Helsinki.Temppeliaukio sounds like a mouthful, and we really did not know the correct way to pronounce it,...
The Kamppi Chapel of Silence - perhaps the only one of its kind in the world is a chapel where as its name suggest, silence prevails.The chapel exist in the middle of a busy street and was built with the intent to offer a place of solace and peacefulness...
After leaving the beautiful archipelagoes of Stockholm, the Caribbean Princess continued on its course in the Baltic Seas, and while we slumbered, brought us to the Finnish city of Helsinki overnight.  Finland sounds like something from Christmas, with its association with Mr Santa Claus, but in summer, Finland was...
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