I took it pretty easy really, doing some more walking and two round trips on the sightseeing buses viewing things from afar. Imitation tourism I suppose but it was sufficient for me today. It is also the reason some of the photos I am posting have reflections; they were taken from behind glass, the upstairs windows of the buses.
The south harbour was glistening in the early sun and there were three cruise boats berthed today, not just the one from yesterday.
|Helsinki's south harbour|
|Lutheran Cathedral at Senate Square|
My new favourite shopping centre principally because it provides clean and, significantly, free public toilets not readily in evidence elsewhere.
So what about the 'bubble gum'? Well the product is (apparently) Professional Taysksylitolipurukumi and the packet says it is 100% Xylitol. I had no idea what any of that meant until I opened the packet and tried it. Well, thankfully it wasn't bubble gum - which doesn't appeal to me - but a pellet of strong peppermint chewing gum that freshens the mouth after the meal. Not a bad idea really.
A familiar brand in faraway Finland.
|Fosters in Finland|
On my third trip today the bus packed with German speaking passengers.
who all but disappeared when we reached the stop where their cruise ship was berthed.
|Hietalahti Flea Market|
A statue of the great Finnish Olympics athlete Paavo Nurmi graces Helsinki's Olympic Stadium
And then back on the streets...
|Don't ask me, I have no idea|