My trip to Finland seems so long ago, and yet not even three months have passed. The general consensus of the fins is that visiting Helsinki, or any other part of the country during rainy and freezing November, is crazy, but I really enjoyed the city despite the harsh weather. My sister has been living in Helsinki for almost three years and the purpose of my trip was to spend time together. Cold, rain and wind were the perfect excuse for us to run inside and chat at any time. Saunas, museums, coffee shops, restaurants, libraries, churches, green houses, the public markets and even the tram 2&3 became our shelter. This city has a lot to offer indoors. Being outdoors wasn’t that bad either, but I do I need to thank modern fiber technology for keeping me warm. I probably would have been miserable without a warm rainproof, wind blocking jacket.
Here’s part II of my Helsinki trip visual diary. I’m sad I didn’t capture more of their indoors spaces, I was too distracted talking.
If you haven’t seen the first part yet, there are more images there: Helsinki in November.