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That Helsinking Feeling...

snow 3 °C
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Not sure what I expected from Finland, but I certainly didn't expect to leave the plane and nearly freeze to death! Ok, so it's not the best photo, but I had to snap a quickie of the huge amount of snow everywhere!

After 3 hours in a seat WITHOUT the advertised legroom (next to a man watching what I will only describe as a rather explicit movie on his iPad without headphones), I was looking forward to having a walk outside the airport to stretch my legs. I can guarantee I'm the only one here wearing ankle socks, and had I not kept my fleece in my hand luggage I'd be needing treatment for pneumonia and would already be regretting my decision to leave my EHIC card at home!

But apart from the 6 hour wait for my connection, this transfer is well worth it. Helsinki airport is badass, immaculately clean with awesome features from little one-man booths to sit in and charge your phone (photo) to bottle openers in the toilets! Throw a pub in on the top floor and they've nailed the perfect airport recipe. This will do.

Posted by WorldWideWill 14:26 Archived in Finland

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