Helsinki (day 6)

Nothing much to report today except I met a lovely Japanese lady also staying at the bed & breakfast. After having breakfast together, she helped me with my suitcase to the station (it was raining!) and gave me a bag of Finnish chocolates and Japanese sweets. Thank you so much for your help Miyuki :)

Not my train but still pretty cute!
I made my way back to the same hostel and was given the exact same bed as the first night! After a simple lunch, I went out for a walk through Hietaniemi Cemetary and came across my first squirrel! It was quite exciting ;P


I eventually reached Sibelius Park, where bus loads of tourists arrived to have their photo taken in front of the monument. It was funny watching them and I told myself no more tourist attractions in Helsinki! Tomorrow is my last day in Finland before flying to Bergen, Norway and I'm looking forward to it!


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  1. what's the thing behind you?

    i want to see squirrels !

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  2. Ha ha, I saw four yesterday and one was nibbling on peanuts! The silver thing is a monument dedicated to the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sibelius_Monument_%28Helsinki%29). Judging from the amount of tourists, it must be a pretty famous attraction...

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  3. Dad: Monument - outline shape like Australia.
    Mum: Monument - very abstract piece of sculpture. Pleasant train - local train or interstate train?

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  4. Dad: I thought it looked like Australia too :) Yay, it's not just me!

    Mum: It's a regional train, similar to the one I caught. I didn't catch a local train (Metro) here so I'm not sure what it looks like. I think it runs under Helsinki...

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