Lobster Roll at Charlie’s Kitchen in Cambridge
The sandwich was delicious just the way I like them. My son Dan would have wanted more lobster and less veggie and mayo.
Travel To Helsinki
Parked Arvi our Roadtrek 2018 SS Agile in a storage lot for a couple weeks while we head to Finland. A shout out to Kim’s awesome friend Tiffany for getting us to RV storage and safely to the airport. Tiffany is an angel.
While trying to check in online it was discovered that we booked two sets of outgoing tickets. It’s surprising the airline didn’t flag it as an issue. Yay Kim for getting that fixed.
Helsinki-day 1 & 2
We hit some of my cousin Joanne’s recommendations in Helsinki. We booked a walking tour that took us to the hot spots. Jonna the guide is a Helsinki native. she speaks five languages well (Finnish, Swedish, English, Portuguese and Spanish). The tour was relaxed with a lot of walking. Jonna was full of great ideas of where to get a 5 Euro beer or a 10 Euro beer. Nice to speak to a local for a half of day.
We are going to Tallinn today. The weather is great.
Tallinn Estonia-day 3
Travel from Helsinki to Tallinn was on the Tallink ferry. The ferry boat was surprisingly smooth. It seems to have everything you need to travel and was more like a cruise ship than a ferry.
The old city section of Tallinn is very charming, clean, and an easy walking city since everything is close together. The sidewalks and cobblestone streets are somewhat uneven so pay attention to every step.
Food and drinks are reasonably priced. We often paid less than 4 euro for a beer.
There are many places to eat in the old town. We had wonderful traditional Estonian food at Restaurant Vanaema Juures (Grandma’s Place).
Suomenlinna to Porvoo-day 4
The island fortress off the shores of Helsinki is a nice day trip with a lot of walking. Access is via the Helsinki public transportation system (HSL). There a many places to eat on the island. The fortress is very nice and well preserved. They have an excellent war museum on the island. We lucked out to be there on Museum Day. Access to the museums were free. The movie at the main museum is worth the time.
Porvoo- day 5
Porvoo is one of the oldest cities (village) in Finland with most of the building made of wood. It reminds me of a New England fishing village. This is a very quiet historical town. We arrived in the evening and had the streets to ourselves. There was almost no one in sight. However, the restaurants were full. The service is very laid back. We spend the night in a B&B just outside of town. The town center was full the next morning almost like a cruise ship arrived. After a nice breakfast at Tee- ja kahvihuone Helmi we headed off in to Turku.