At the end of my holiday to Europe, I stopped at Helsinki before going to England again on the way home. I knew in the beginning not so much to see in Helsinki, a quiet city compared to Copenhagen or Stockholm – actually when I went there, Copenhagen was not so crowded as many Danish went to Malmo. Just to answer my curiosity about this country, a wide nation which leads passport power and education system in the world.
So here is the photo gallery from my 2 days in the capital city of Finland.
When I was H-3 before going to Helsinki, I read somewhere that Helsinki was still snowing. It was unexpected and abnormal since the climate was supposed to be in Spring mode. As I didn’t have a lot of sweater, I decided to buy one in Prague, but when I arrived at Helsinki the weather was clear – but cold, still. In the night the temperature could reach 2 Celcius and -1 at the max during the dawn.
One thing that I saw in Helsinki was this city was not so crowded, only few people if compared to London, which was crowded and I never saw so many people in a city in my life, even Jakarta and Singapore have less, I guess. However, the city was considered safe for citizens and tourists. I saw a little boy, around 7 years old, he was going home after school time and traveled alone without parents or older siblings. Surprisingly he could do it all alone, read the maps, waiting at the right station, playing games on the mobile phone while waiting the bus came, tap the card on bus when entering, etc.
Surely 4 hours behind the time of my hometown in spring made it easier for me to communicate with people at home.