How time flies. After looking forward to this trip for so long, it’s strange and a little sad to think that my Bucket List Trip to Russia has come to an end. What can I say? The post-travel blues are real, and I’ve got ’em bad.
That’s part of the reason it’s taken me a good two, encroaching on three, weeks to post about our travels in the Baltics. (The other part is laziness.) Post-travel blah-dom aside, I’m a big fan of tying up loose ends, so here’s the last chapter of our journey. Helsinki, we’ve come full circle to meet you again.
We didn’t stay in Helsinki long enough to fully appreciate the city, but the parts I did see made me smile. Our hotel was actually on a little island. Sure, all that separated us from the rest of Helsinki was a narrow canal, but the waterfront sure was pretty!
There wasn’t much time for a whole lot of sightseeing, but here’s a brief stop that was well worth our time.
Bonus: On the one night we stayed in the city, Helsinki happened to be hosting the Midnight Run.
I couldn’t have asked for a better way to spend our last official vacation night before diving back into the pool of reality. The last 16 days have been better than I ever imagined. As to what new adventures lie ahead, it’s still too soon to say. Give it a couple years (to let my bank account recuperate), and I’m sure I’ll be ready for more!