Helsinki - the capital of the unusual. City all the time at the hearing: in his honor named the Moscow Helsinki Group, are regularly held various summits and meetings, hosted the Olympic Games and Eurovision. The existence of Helsinki is known to all, no worse than the existence of Rome, Paris or New York, but if Rome is associated with the Colosseum, Paris with the Eiffel Tower, and New York with the Statue of Liberty, the Helsinki the average person is not associated with anything.
In November, I went on a day trip to Tallinn. Travel schedule was very tight and free time almost was not. On the day of departure, I got up early in the morning and managed to the plane a few hours to run through the old town with a camera. Photo report attached.
The distance from Tallinn to Helsinki by sea - only 80 kilometers. Overland comes exactly ten times more, in addition, across the border with Russia, not part of the Schengen area, so it was logical that 97% of passengers between the two capitals rests on the ferries.
Swedish family, Swedish socialism and the Swedish side of the IKEA - here, perhaps, and all that he knows about the average citizen of Sweden. Capital - Stockholm, climate - north, and yes, allowed gay marriage. Meanwhile idyllic homeland Karlsson on the roof began in the early 21 th century one of the most successful countries in the world - Sweden has consistently ranked in the top five of most international rankings.
During the night I traveled more than 1,000 kilometers of railway lines. My route looked like Vasteras - Stockholm - Lund - Katrineholm - Vasteras. During this trip, I traveled to 4eh different types of trains, of which I will tell in this post.