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 night life = PURE AWESOMENESS
Helsinki night life = PURE BANKRUPTCY! In three nights of going out, I’ve spent about 500€ (650$ CDN). Thank god I made money in the Helsinki Casino
Food has been highly unimpressive so far and there is no spice/heat in anything
Helsinki Central is small enough to walk around in 6 hours and you’ll get the majority of the landmarks
People here really, really love the little sunshine they get.
Everyone in Helsinki knows where the Hotel Kämp is
Helsinki is very pretty when it is warm and sunny … I have no intention of ever discovering it otherwise.
Finns definitely have an inferiority complex when you mention them and Sweden or Russia in a sentence
People in Helsinki dress for comfort … it’s the opposite of Stockholm
The Lutheran Cathedral is quite pretty from the outside but strangely bare on the inside

About Rishiray

Rishi Sankar is a Cloud HRMS Project Manager/ Solution Architect. Over the past 15+ years, he has managed to combine his overwhelming wanderlust with a desire to stay employed, resulting in continuing stints with 3 major consulting firms (IBM, Deloitte, Accenture). He documents his adventures around the world on "Ah Trini Travelogue" with pictures and stories from the road/tuk-tuk/camel/rickshaw. You can follow him on Twitter at @rishiray and on Facebook at "Ah Trini Travelogue . He doesn't like Chicken Curry but loves Curry Chicken and is always trying to find the perfect Trinidadian roti on the road. He also doesn't like cheese and kittens ... and definitely not together. E-mail from his blog is appreciated like a 35 yr old Balvenie at rishi@rishiray.com

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