Husband picked up a map in a cafe and said, “hey, there’s a design museum not far from here. Do you want to go to it?”. Why yes, yes I do. So we made our way towards DesignMuseo.
After the DesignMuseo, we wandered the streets of Helsinki, guideless, looking up and zooming my camera in too far. We wandered to Esplanadi park, had a bit of lunch at Konig restaurant, then headed back to the ship.
Funny story – before we embarked on our cruise, I spoke to a couple of pharmacists about combating sea legs. I have sensitive inner ears and at the best of times [aka, when I’m on dry land the other 358 days of the year], I can have pretty dodgy doses of vertigo. Spending a week on a ship? I wanted to be prepared. So a pharmacist advised antihistamines actually help keep your inner ears clear and will help combat sea legs. Great! I already take antihistamines for my allergies, but I wanted to be sure to nip it in the bud so why not take some stronger anitihistamines for our holidays? WRONG. I took Claritin with me on holidays and it made me soooo dozy. Unfortunately, I only realised 3 days in to our trip what was causing me to have zero cares about everything. I was really mopey in Helsinki and our next destination, St. Petersburg. Hense the lack of decent pictures. I actually fell asleep in some cafes. But once I realised, I stopped taking Claritin and dealt with stumbling around looking like I was drunk.
I did snap a good few pretty sunset pictures that night on the cruise sailing between Finland and Russia, so at least the end of this post has a semi-decent amount of photos. Kinda. Goodnight, Finland.
Oh so beautiful. I love the way your hubby asked would you like to go to the Design museum when he already knew the answer! Lol! Thanks so much for sharing and photo's are just lush xx
sorry to hear you didn't get to fully enjoy Helsinki! i would have never thought vertigo and "sea legs" would go hand in hand! poor you. but i'm glad you figured it out and enjoyed the rest of your cruise.
looking forward to seeing pictures from st. petersburg! 🙂
Those sunsets – so beautiful! Glad you realised about the Claritin and got back on form!
Iv been perving on your blog for a while now!! Decided to leave you a comment! I love it!
I always stop by xx
That penultimate picture…wow! I would so desperately like to visit the Baltics one day.