So the first country is Helsinki. The first night wasn't the greatest, but we get over things like that...
The next days were great. Its been an average about 2-3 degrees celsius (your going to have to do the math, i prefer not to think of it in farenheit). I went to their contemporary art museum. Lots of different things and very unique. They had one artist who does video/sound installations (with vaguely sexually suggestive videos). You take off your shoes and lay down on the ground with pillows and such. It was a great way to spend the afternoon. There was an artist who had a cutout of darth vador and a neon light to represent his light sabor, but it was bent like this: ( and down... hehe.
I ate in the cafe because it was easy! but also tasty. i got table service and the guy said this was the first time he has ever been asked if that was an option... just giving myself a pat on the back for being so lovely.
I've stayed with Sampo for the past three nights. He is a really nice guy. Big gut, and a braid in his beard. I have a feeling half the time i'm talking he is only nodding and smiling but not actually hearing anything i'm saying... Oh well, i'm used to that one.
I have done such a good job at getting stuff for being bundled up in that i am sweating by the time i walk a few blocks.
Tomorrow i take a ferry to Stockholm, Sweden. I'm so excited. I think i will stuff myself on swedish pancakes and boysenberry sauce... not a bad way to go...
Last night i went to a bar with a 'traditional' feel and menu. We ate in the chicken coop!! it was an area that was divided from the rest of the floor with chicken wire and strategically place stuffed chickens. I decided to eat Prancer! I had to do it. To get it roasted though was 10 euros more expensive!
I've included pics. Of mine, and Sampos. He had fried small version of fish with beets and mashed potatos. It looked quite tasty. The red berries are boysenberrys. Apparently the Sami eat the reindeer and would freeze the meat, and than chip it off like popsicle jerky.
I visited a beautiful Lutheran church, simple but beautifully put together.
And i have also taken two pictures. I am definitely not the hottest thing walking around, but i am warm!!
The night picture was taken around 6pm. (It gets dark about 4pm. and never gets bright due to clouds)