A few observations - the Finns were fantastically nice people, almost all of whom spoke perfect English. It was quite chilly, but not quite cold. Think Thanksgiving weather in the mid-west. You need a coat and a hat if you are going to be out for a while. It is really expensive - about 40% higher than Frankfurt (which is not in itself cheap). Practically every Finn has a sauna in their house. We used Amiee's sauna every day.
(Note - this trip reaffirmed that Frankfurt has the worst housing outside of the war zones. Absolutely no charm, small kitchens, meh location and no sauna. Amiee's house had a fantastic kitchen, great living room, was in a cute neighborhood and had the sauna.)
|These pretty red berries were all over Helsinki|
|It's a moose|
|Natalie and weird statue peeing|
|That guy is getting way to close to the weird alien peeing statue|