"Land of thousand lakes" Helsinki by Travellingismylife
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First, I have to say that Finnish people are very open to strangers. They help me a lot and I say thank you to them! Kiitos! Helsinki is a city without big bulidings. The architecture is beautiful and the atmosphere is calm, but energetic when tourists invade it. All the streets are made of big colored stones. There are tramways(like in San Francisco). Helsinki is also composed with many little islands. When you are at the market, just in front of the principal harbor, you see the Baltic Sea in all its splendor.
This is one of the highest point in Helsinki. When the sky is blue without clouds(like on the picture), the cathedral makes a very nice contrast with it.
This is the Market Square near the harbour. There is many 'open' restaurants where you can taste very good food, even if it's not necessarly Finnish, it's very tasty. There is a lot of tourists in summer. Just in front of the market, you can see the magnificient archepeleago of Helsinki.
The location of Helsinki is great because you can go to many other countries by boat. If you stay for a couple of weeks... more travel advice
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