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Sunday, January 19, 2014

Hyvää joulua in Helsinki

Christmas market in Helsinki, beneath the White Cathedral
A bit too late, once again, but better than never. I've gathered some Christmas impressions before going home. In Helsinki, there was only one market, located right in front of the White Cathedral. It looked a bit different, was not that crowded, but had kind of interesting things to offer: Typical stuff like wool hats and gloves, all imaginable sorts of regional food (fish such as salmon, meat of elk and reindeer, ...) and smiths getting their job done. But disappointing, I have to mention it, the Glögi (equivalent to the well know Glühwein) was only sold in the nonalcoholic version. They were just not allowed to. What a pity. I suspect that to be the reason for empty Christmas markets in Finland. ;)

Fried little fish, called frittimuikku

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