Elsewhere in Europe, the tulips bloomed last month. In Finland, it is still under 20°C most days and there are beds of tulips in all the major parks.
Helsinki is a city of Art Deco, of interesting buildings all dating from the late 1800s on.
We had enough time after we arrived yesterday to do a bit of wandering around, seeing a few things
and Owls – looking downward over doorways.
We are staying at the Eurohostel – part of the Youth Hostel International Organization. Everyone staying here is not a student or young traveler. I wish those that were young did not feel obligated to pound out signals to each other through the walls.