We docked in Helsinki at 9 and got off the boat around 9.30. We got a tram into town from near the boat and just walked around wherever our fancy took us. First stop was Senate Square, with its Cathedral and statues: We explored around the back of the cathedral (the inside was positively boring […]

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St Petersburg, Russia

Day 1 We had an early start afer my having 2 hours of sleep because I just could not sleep the night before…I survived, though. Getting through customs took a while! The queues! Thank goodness it’s not like that anywhere else! But get through it we did, and then we were on our little bus […]

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We had a day at sea yesterday – nothing much to report. It was very relaxing – talking to people, sitting in our room and reading (and working on my blog), and of course lots of eating and drinking! Today we come into port in Tallinn, Estonia. It’s a lovely little city with an UNESCO […]

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