Helsinki and Tallinn (Recap at 112 Days)

We left the small town of Tampere on Thursday, August 25 to head back to capital cities and spent a couple quick days in Helsinki, before catching a ferry south to Tallinn, Estonia. Helsinki really struck me because its architecture and feel is so different from the rest of Europe. Finland was occupied repeatedly by Russia during […]

Stockholm and Tampere (Recap at 107 Days)

We arrived in Stockholm, where life is expensive, on Monday, August 15. For one meal, we found ourselves spending $24 for two bowls of tomato soup! Stockholm had the most impressive museum we’ve seen to date: the Vasa Museum contains a fully intact viking warship from the 17th century, raised off the ocean floor in 1959. […]