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Helsinki to Tallinn - Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Morning at leisure to explore Helsinki. Hydrofoil ride across the Baltic Sea to the capital of Estonia, Tallinn

semi-overcast 19 °C

Radisson Blu - Tallinn
Had another leisurely morning and finished breakfast by about 9.30am. As we were headed off for a final walk around Helsinki, , Clare and William left the hotel too, so we went together to Senate Square and went inside Helsinki Cathedral and took some photos. It is very high up above the city and is quite plain inside.

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We then walked up a very steep street to Uspenski Cathedral. It is quite nice inside and has a lot more artwork and icons in it.

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Back to the hotel, bags out at midday and then we all sat in the foyer until it was time to leave for the hydrofoil at 1.00 pm. We were in the bus and driven to the port, where after receiving our tickets from Tim and showing our passports, we were allowed to board. We were in business class and had to our big bags on to the hydrofoil with us, which was okay. There was plenty of room on board so we could spread out.

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We were given sandwiches and muffins for lunch and soft drinks and tea and coffee were gratis. The trip lasted one and a half hours and was quite smooth. I put my wrist bands on and made sure I sat still and I was fine. No travel sickness, thank goodness.

The hotel is nice and so is our room.

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Tim took us for a little orientation walk and it poured rain. Everyone got wet in varying degrees and a few raced to buy umbrellas. Back to the hotel to dry out before dinner.

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Tallinn is just lovely. Can hardly wait to tour the old town tomorrow. It is lovely.

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Sat with Gail and Owen for our included dinner at the hotel. After dinner we went up to the 24th floor to see the lights of Tallinn. Lovely.

Posted by gaddingabout 05:00 Archived in Estonia

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