Our second day in Helsinki began with a good hostel breakfast, and because we were trying to be economical we made a sneaky lunch using materials from the food hall. We weren't the only ones. We started by taking a walk through the old Olympic area (Helsinki hosted the 1952 Olympics) - sure enough there was a big statue of Paavo Nurmi, Finland's greatest Olympian. We gradually made out way down to the city centre, stopping by a market and sampling some jäätel...
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Arrived in Helsinki about 1pm, caught a bus to city centre and looked around. One if the first things that strikes you is how mental the Finnish language looks written down... However we realised its not so difficult to pronounce once you know what the deal is. I'm sure to learn it properly would be a bit if a nightmare though.... Our couchsurfing host had had to bail on us at the last minute, because he got sick, which was a bummer. Because of this we managed t...