I already marked "X" Helsinki in my bucketlist. It is very simple, I finally visited Finland's capital city. It was our 5th day during our cruise trip in the Baltic region. Our ship arrived at 8:00 AM in Helsinki port. Considering around 2,000 passengers in that ship, it took us almost an hour before we went out from the ship and started our sightseeing.
Our tour guide was already waiting for us outside the port. As the the bus was already complete with tourists who booked that group trip, we started then the sightseeing. Our first stop was the famous modern architecture known as the Sibelius Monument. The tour guide was guiding our bus driver where to go next. She was also explaining about the interesting islands in Helsinki.
|The Helsinki Cathedral in Senate Square in Helsinki. Aug. 3, 2013. © http://myeurotravelandadventures.blogspot.com|
|The Sibelius Monument. © http://myeurotravelandadventures.blogspot.com|
|The Church in the Rock (Temppeliaukion kirkko, literally "Temple Square Church").|
Some hours sightseeing is not enough to see and experience all the sights in Helsinki. I wish to visit it again in the future. For now, I am happy and contented that I visited Finland's lovely capital and the so-called "Daughter of the Baltic".
It was indeed a fabulous day in Helsinki, considering the sunny weather we had that day!