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cos918

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Finland \ Sweden
« on: September 05, 2010, 10:26:16 pm »

Hi all
I know have some members for Finland and Sweden .
On Tuesday I am going on Holiday and will be in Helsinki , Stockholm and Tallinn over the course of 1 week . I was wondering if there is any think you could recommend seeing . I am going to be using the ferries to get between these Cites .

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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2010, 07:09:09 am »

Tallin
Is amazing, we went earlier in the summer. Make sure you visit the old town and have a good walk round.... You will see on the walls of some of the hold buildings a plaque with a potted history of the buildings. makes for interesting reading.
Just oustside the ferry terminal is a couple of indoor markets, lots to buy if you like fake designer gear but one market stall did have a load of military memorabillia.  If you are a smoker then get your smokes here as sweden and Finland are more expensive.  Many Finns do the booze cruise to Tallin like brits do to callais.

Ill post a few pics up later

Helsinki
Ive only been there once even tho I have been in Finland 2 years. Have a ride on one of the trams and check out some of the Finnish food.
There is a very nice model and craft shop there called Hobby Point, some of the staff speak a little English but be warned it is pricy.  Its about 10 mins walk from the train station.  If you want directions let me know

www.hobbypoint.fi
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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2010, 08:33:51 am »

More on topic for this forum.  Ive not been myself yet but Im told its well worth a visit
http://www.suomenlinna.fi/en/visitors_guide/

Can even have look inside a submarine :)


The Indoor market in Tallin I was thinking of is called Satamarket

Some food to try in Helsinki
Korvapuusti... its a Finnish pastry thats very nice with coffee.  You should find them in any coffee shop.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinnamon_roll
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« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2010, 08:39:02 am »

Thanks for the reply.
I was in Tallin in  February but only had 1 hour in port so could not see much. Looking on internet it looks am interesting place.I have just found that hobby shop on Google maps doesn't look to far  away ,if I have time will give it a look.
thanks for your help

John
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« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2010, 08:41:36 am »

the fort you showed a link to . Is that the one were Silja and Viking line ferries sail past.

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« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2010, 10:23:32 am »

the fort you showed a link to . Is that the one were Silja and Viking line ferries sail past.

John

Yes thats the one
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« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2010, 10:29:30 am »

I know our fellow Hama is back to work today (Monday) on the Stockhom  ferries, I`m sure he will give you some sound advice. You have a PM BTW.
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« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2010, 11:55:31 am »

Sjöhistoriska Museet (Maritime Museum) http://www.sjohistoriska.se/en/Visit-the-Maritime-Museum/Visit1/ in Stockholm and the Vasa http://www.vasamuseet.se/en/visit/

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« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2010, 04:20:13 pm »

Sjöhistoriska Museet (Maritime Museum) http://www.sjohistoriska.se/en/Visit-the-Maritime-Museum/Visit1/ in Stockholm and the Vasa http://www.vasamuseet.se/en/visit/

Thank you for those links . I will try and do one of them as we only have one day in Stockholm .

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