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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Helsinki, Finland

Dear Family and Friends,

Our next stop was in Helsinki, Finland.

The first thing we ran into when we got off the boat was a flea market.  We love flea markets because it gives us a look into what people collect and use.


We wondered through a market, featuring produce, fish and sausages and flowers.

Here is Chuck buying an item that he has not seen since he was very young.  It is no longer sold in the U.S.

What is it????

Licorice......real licorice.

More beautiful old buildings to gawk at.

Seeing the trams reminded us how lucky we are in Cuenca.  We will have the same transportation by 2015.

When we returned to the ship, Chuck ran up to our balcony so I could take a picture.  Can you find him?

If not, here is a close up.

We are having a great time.

Our next stop is St. Petersburg, Russia.



  1. It was fun....but no treasures for me. Chuck bought a coffee cup there. The licorice was nice though.


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