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Preparing your trip to Helsinki: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

Eduskuntatalo 1. Bargaining is not accepted in the majority of stores and shopping malls, but you can try to bring down the price a bit while walking in local markets.
2. It is not common to leave tips in hotels and restaurants of the city. As a rule, they are already included in the total bill. However, you can leave a reward of up to 1 EUR to doormen in restaurants and hotels.
3. The majority of hotels, regardless of their "star level", offers excellent service and well-equipped rooms. Tourists can easily choose not only hotels located in the city center, but also accommodations in more remote areas of Helsinki.
4. Travelers, who make vacation with their family, are provided with favorable discounts. This mainly concerns hotel accommodations, excursions and value-added services in hotels.
5. Smoking is prohibited in public places, so when you make a booking, it’s better to negotiate this question in advance. Copyright
6. Local residents are very concerned about the environment. Therefore, any negligence can cause large fees.
7. Tourists are recommended to carry an identity card or a hotel card as it helps avoiding many troubles.
In Helsinki, there are a lot of interesting places for shopping.Stockmann is the city's most famous shopping complex. This is the largest department store in Scandinavia, which opening took … Open
8. Various home decorations remain the best souvenirs from Helsinki. Each mall provides a great selection of handmade carpets, as well as handicrafts made of wood and ceramics. You can also consider buying leather goods. Here this material is used for making items of different styles and trendy showy accessories.
9. Shopping fans are best to visit the city during Christmas holidays. At this time of a year all malls offer enormous seasonal sales.
10. If you plan to make a trip to woods, make sure you wear tight clothes and have a treatment against insects. Then nothing will spoil your pleasant walk.
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What to visit being in Helsinki - unique sights


From the series “Most Extraordinary Thermaes, Baths and Saunas in the World”
Besides the sauna itself, there is a rest area with sleeping places on the bus, as well as a small kitchen. In a matter of months, the sauna bus has gained incredible popularity. Nowadys, travellers have an opportunity to book it to any country in Europe. The sauna is open all year round and is great for long trips. Its carefully planned environment allows you to get acquainted with beautiful national traditions of Finland. … Read further

Baltic Herring Festival

From the series “Most Enchanting and Vibrant Festivals”
The large-scale celebration was preceded by the annual fair which took place in Helsinki from the middle of the 18th century and traditionally coincided with the completion of fishing. At modern fairs you can buy a lot of other interesting products such as knitted clothes made of natural wool, original artisan crafts and beautiful crockery. Traditionally, the Herring Festival is accompanied by interesting culinary competitions, master classes and presentations. It is a very heart-warming and sincere holiday full of national hospitality. … Read further

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Thailand Relaxes Its COVID-19 Policy

New Year events in Thailand are likely to bring more people this year because everyone is tired of lockdowns and craving normal life. Many tourists, who book hotels in Pattaya, Krabi, or Phuket for the holiday season, also want to participate. As champagne has become an essential drink for New Year celebrations, the question regarding alcohol consumption comes to mind. The government allowed serving alcoholic drinks during the New Year countdown but only open-air cafes and restaurants with good ventilation will be permitted to do this until 1 am on 1 January 2022. This rule is nationwide. Read this


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