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Thursday, September 18, 1997
Baltic Sea to Helsinki, Finland
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Helsinki, Finland:
Latitude: 60° 10' 0" North
Longitude: 24° 58' 11" East
Altitude: 152 feet
From Seattle: 6027 miles
Lodging: Hostel - Eurohostel

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Today's Travel:
Country: Finland
Region: Helsinki
Route: Silja Line Ferry: Stockholm-Helsinki
Path:Baltic Sea - Helsinki, Finland
Linear:170 miles
Weather: Rain

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Uspensky Orthodox Cathedral Port of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

Uspensky Orthodox Cathedral Helsinki, Finland

All photo images © 1997-2000 Anthony Jones - Images may not be used without prior written approval.

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 161
Linear Dist: 33305
Countries Visited: 6
Regions Visited: 42
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Hotels: 30
Friends / Family: 77
Camping: 35
Hostels: 13
Transit: 6
Beers: 553
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Journal Entry:
Didn't sleep much last night. Still not in a great mood, and the non-stop drizzle isn't helping. Also seem to be getting sick. Great.

Checked into the hostel, also made reservations (and paid for) Saturday night in St. Petersburg, now I only have to deal with the Russian Consulate for a visa tomorrow. Also book passage on a hydrofoil to Tallinn, Estonia for tomorrow. Unfortunately I found out after that the consulate is only open from 10:00 to 12:00 so if I'm lucky I'll catch the 12:30 hydrofoil over, and come back at 6:30 giving me 4.5 hours there.

Met my new roomate (there's only two of us in the room), and went out for a beer, probably not a good idea given the mood I was in. We met up with some friends of his girl friend, and went to "Iguana's" and "Happy Days". I was so tired that I gave up about midnight.

Finnish:
Thanks: Kiitos (Key-toes)
Beer: Olut


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