Tuesday, July 22, 2008
July 21, 2008 - Reindeer and Rocks - Helsinki!!!
Well... we sailed into Helsinki today. It was another gorgeous day in the Baltics. We were doing out own thing today again. We decided to forgo any touring and just do our own thing. We skipped the $5 shuttles into town and decided to walk it. It was about 2 miles from the port into town and it was a gorgeous and easy walk.
We stopped at a side-walk cafe for coffee when we got into town. This is Helsinki's main square. You can't miss this cafe.
The only thing we really wanted to find here in Helsinki was the Temppeliaukio Church. This was an easy walk from the square and super interesting inside. This church opened in 1969 and the interior is built right inside a rock. The acoustic quality of this church is supposedly amazing. Unfortunately, there wasn't anything going on while we were there. It was still a great stop on our day in Finland.
They had a huge farmer's market going on and we decided to take a look at everything they sell along the street and also partake of some street food. This is reindeer sausage and potatoes. It was actually quite good.... it was sitting in a raspberry type sauce. Interesting stop...