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It’s 12/12/12 … so here’s my travel year in review …

As we come to the end of the year, you can’t help but reflect on the year that has gone by. For D* and I, the adventures are almost over for the rest of the year, since we’re going to Guatemala again on December 27th. So as I sit here at the Westin in Edmonton at 5am, I’ve had some …

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24 hours in Helsinki – The Trini Way

Hey! So you’re in Helsinki for 24 hours and you want to absolutely have the best full 24 hours that is possible over there. Before I actually give you a decent itinerary on what to do, here is a bit of a preamble on my adventure here. Lesson #1 … do NOT go in winter but rather sometime close to …

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Is the Helsinki Card worth it? … HELL NO!

Helsinki Card

In all my research online, I figured with opinions of others was worth something so I bought the 72 hour Helsinki Card … it was a stupid decision and fraught with utter worthlessness. See a picture of my card … the only use of the card was really for taking the picture of the card to prove how useless the …

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Makkaraperunat in the Presidential Suite in the Hotel Kämp?

Helsinki rocks … but with even a fantastic time, it’s always a bonus when you come back to the one of the two Presidential Suites in the hotel, then proceed to either trash the room or eating something really trashy in the room. For Finns, there is nothing more trashy than eating Makkaraperunat. It’s translated into Sausage Potatoes in English, …

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A Trini in Finland for Juhannus

In the Caribbean, we fail to truly comprehend the wonders of a balanced day/night cycle. The body knows when to sleep and to work … but for an island boy, this midsummer ting not for me. As a Trini in Finland after the last couple days of drinking, working on the laptop, going out touring … I am completely burnt …

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Monday Morning Consultant – Hotel Kämp, Helsinki

Just walked into the Hotel Kämp from the Central Train Station. With the high level video overview There is a city shuttle bus through Finnair – definitely a recommend on that one. It’s quick and at 6 euro, it’s definitely a better deal than paying 40 euro for a cab. You’ll need it for eating and drinking in this town. …

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13 quick thoughts about Helsinki

If you’re on your way to Helsinki, here are a couple quick thoughts about Helsinki that should guide you appropriately. It seems that Hilary Clinton and I are destined to cross paths at some point. Air Force One stopped our progress in Manila and now I’m staying in the same room as she did when she came here last. Helsinki …

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Holy Jetlag Batman!!! There’s 19 hours of sunlight today!

One thing I didn’t realize here is that by coming at the height of midsummer here, there will almost be no darkness for me to sleep in!From today’s table, there will be almost 19 hours of sunlight … I guess I will really be doing some hardcore touring of Helsinki, seeing everything in the equivalent of days that are twice …

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48 hours in Helsinki … preplanning options

With any new city, I try to figure out a high level plan, the same applies to spending 48 hours in Helsinki on my way to Tallinn and/or Riga. That being said, I’ve booked a weekend at the Hotel Kamp, which is reputed to be the “Best Hotel in Finland … and no I don’t have cash to burn but …

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