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Winter Escapade II | Helsinki

Winter Escapade II | Helsinki

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It's close to mid year and before we get into the post, just wanna share with you my resolutions I made at the start of the year! 

  1. Travelling – To explore more places in 2018 (This is probably my lifetime resolution 🀣 )
  2. Self-Discovery – To find myself in this midst of career decision (To be a photographer? To be a Tourism Professional? To be an Entrepreneur?)
  3. Living In The Moment – To keep good and positive vibes with my experiences, friends and loved ones.
  4. Responsibility – To take on the helm as the only child and ensure my parents’ well-being as they have just retired.
  5. Education – To be consistent with my grades (hopefully landing my scholarships applications) and graduate with a First-Class.

What are some of your resolutions? Share it with me in the comment box below! Would love to hear them!

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Alright! Let’s get to it!

Welcome to Helsinki, the capital of Finland. A Baltic state beautifully entwined with bays, islands with boulevards of opulent architecture, gastronomic delicacies and an inch closer to Santa Claus πŸŽ…πŸ».

How do you get there?

By Air πŸ›¬ β€“ Budget airlines such as Easyjet / Norwegian / Air Baltic are the better options for cheap flights! (Ranging from Β£70-100 with return)

 Alternatively, you can grab flights with British Airways or Finnair but at a higher price.

By Sea 🚒 – If you’re coming from countries such as Estonia / Russia / Sweden, you can grab a ferry ticket at Β£15-20 (prices varies across seasons and destination) **Price was based from Estonia

Where Should I Stay? 

Accomodation wise, I’d strongly suggest staying in hostels as Hotels are pretty pricey for students – especially in Finland.

A good recommendation would be
Cheap Sleep Hostel (Β£15 / pax/night)

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Vanha Kauppahalli

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Where to go?

Here are some places we visited during our day trip in Helsinki!

1. Vanha Kauppahalli (Old Market Hall) – A good food place!
2. Johanneksenkirkko (St.John’s Church)
3. Helsinki Christmas Market
4. Helsingin Tuomiokirkko (Helsinki Cathedral)

More places you can consider to visit

* Linnanmaki (Amusement Park)
* Suomenlinna (Finland’s Fortress)
* Ateneum (Finland’s Gallery)

If you’re an avid fan of museums and galleries and spending more than a day in Helsinki I’d suggest getting the Tourist Card. Definitely saving time and money!

Though it was a short day trip to Helsinki, it was a great experience! Definitely would love to go back to visit other places but…probably when I got more money (Because its really expensive πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ).

This is the end of Part II Winter-Escapade series! Will be planning the content for Part III – Lapland and share my amazing experience with you!

Winter Escapade III | Lapland

Winter Escapade III | Lapland

Winter Escapade I | Estonia

Winter Escapade I | Estonia