20.08.2009 - 22.08.2009
We arrived in Helsinki on Thursday evening after a 6hour train ride from St. Petersburg. We then had a get a bus out to our hotel which was near the airport. On Friday we got a bus back into the city centre and spent a couple of hours walking the cobbled streets around the lutheran cathedral. To make the most of the fine weather we then walked down to the waterfront and spent a bit of time strolling around the markets situated on the docks seelling everything from raspberries to reindeer hides! We enjoyed our short stay in Helsinki and although it's only small it gave us a nice chance to acclimatise to the European way of life!
After a short nights sleep, we awoke at 3am and made the most of our free hotel breakfast! We then donned our rucksacks for the final time and got the bus to Helsinki airport for our dawn flight home. After a short stopover in Copenhagen, we were back in the air and landed in Manchester a little early at about 09:15 and were greeted by family and friends in arrivals.
It's good to be home and see everybody that we've missed so much over the past 7 months. Thanks for reading our blogs, stay tuned for one final blog coming up in a day or two!
Can't wait to catch up with you all,
Lots of Love
Chris and Alex xxx