We traveled to Finland on the train from St. Petersburg.
We stayed in an area of Helsinki called Pasila. This area is a
series of low-rises, connected by second story walking and riding paths.
The local convention center is located here as well. I wonder if this
might have been the Olympic Village, as the Olympic stadium and swimming
pool are nearby.
Out for a stroll one day, to let Tasha play her horn
look what we found:
Another day we rented bikes, and rode and rode and rode through the park
in the center of town, at least we thought it was a park at the center of
town. When we left the park in search of a snack, we were not in a
town any more!
These picture are all BF
(before the fall that left Tasha's hands all scratched up!)
And while we were out, look what
they did to our hallway at the hotel. It has been like this ever
since. Furthermore, you have to squeeze past the electricians and the
painters in order to get down the hall!!! So much for being on the
"Executive Floor" of the Holiday Inn :-/
This zoo has an entire island to itself. (Okay, it is a little
island.) To get there you grab a ferry from the harbor! The zoo is a
small one, but that did not deter us from having a great time. Anika
crazy about the baby birds. We saw goslings, ducklings, peafowl chicks
and more! The highlight was a peacock showing off!
From atop the observation tower.
Taking a break.
An elephant shrew.
An Emu and
Baby birds of all sorts!
Above: Anika's peacock photos!