We drove down the highway for 2 whole hours, and saw...
As I said, we didn't really go there to sight see, but we did go to downtown Helsinki and see a couple of things:
One of the first sights we saw was the Helsinki Cathedral. It was b.e.a.u.t.-ful! I felt very pleased visiting this. There weren't too many tourists (unlike here in Germany in popular towns like Rothemburg), maybe due to the fact that it was butt cold outside?? haha.
Quickly back to maami though, click on that link above... It LOOKS like it might be delicious. Maybe... It looks like maybe something that resembles some sort of brownie batter YUMMINESS...
However, you are sorely mistaken!! It is a "delicacy" there in Finland, some people love it... Others, well... They detest the sight or smell of it. Husband love it, but I on the other hand thought it was a different kind of disgusting! lol. It tasted like... HOPS... You know, the shit they make beer with?? Without the beer. And alcohol. So the shitty taste without the intoxicating benefits.
Other than visiting down town, we went to the ZOO! Yup, the Helsinki Zoo!!
Though it was still wintertime and not many animals were out, it was a great excursion for husband and I. We were dropped off there, to fend for ourselves as Riikka and Sampo got ready for their house warming party (which they postponed just for our arrival, so we could participate!).
I think this Lion was the best part of the zoo trip, mostly because shortly after this shot was taken he walked around, put his ass up to the fence, and literally projectile peed (some 7-9 ft away from his body) onto some lady with a camcorder! Gosh, I hope she caught that on camera! Because she would also catch husband and I backing up as he was turning around, and then laughing our asses off when no one else did! Gosh, I wish I had that on video.
A few days later, it started to snow...
And the second day, I got a bad stomach ache... which sucked pretty bad, but we still tried to make the most of our extra three days in Finland.
Moi Moi Finland, it was amazing.