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How Much Did It Cost – Helsinki Budget

I was determined to make sure my short Helsinki stay was to be much cheaper than my stay in Stockholm. The reason I was so confident as I had finally scored my first couchsurfing hosts and while I only had one night with them it sure saved me a packet overall. It’s weird but I was also glad to be back on the Euro in Helsinki. I’m not sure if […]


Cathedrals and Soumenlinna

With my brief exploration of Helsinki the night before thanks to my Couchsurfing hosts I was looking forward to finding my own way around the city. In the evening I had planned to meet up with my hosts again to take the ferry to the Soumenlinna fortress before crashing at their house that night. Departing the hostel I dumped my gear at my hosts place before wandering off into town […]


Day One Helsinki

Waking up to my bunk mates moving around and preparing to disembark the ship was defiantly not welcome after my late night of drinking. To make things worse it was about 6:30AM and I still had to find my hostel before I could begin to relax. Jumping ship and heading off to the tram that would deliver me in the vicinity of my hostel I was surprisingly joyful. My decision […]