You gotta love big, buff guys sportin’ pageboys and holding glowing globes. I mean, really. And you’ll find these stoic, Prince Valiant look-alikes standing guard in front of Helsinki’s Central Railway Station.
Every international traveler is besieged on a daily basis with language challenges. Phrasebooks help, but it’s always much easier when I don’t have to know the local language.
Shrouded in mist, atop a medium-sized hill of pink granite overlooking the Helsinki harbor
In the U.S., many of us are enjoying the first taste of Fall, complete with golden mums and turning leaves in shades of red and orange. Here In Finland, the calendar may say that it’s Autumn, but
Today was one of those typical Northern European Fall Days – breezy, misty, foggy, chilly, drizzly. We loved it! Felt like we were back in London,
Even after only one day, we already love Helsinki. Hei (pronounced “hey“) in Finnish means hello, just as it does in English. So right out of the blocks, we could recognize a greeting … baby steps.
“Remember to celebrate the milestones as you prepare for the road ahead.” –Nelson Mandela