lørdag, februar 11, 2006
Quick glimpse of Helsinki
Good news: I got to go on a business trip, the third business trip of my entire life, to Helsinki.
Bad news: As I was working during both days I was there, I didn't get to see much of the city.
Good news: I got to stay in a luxurious hotel which offered a breakfast buffet and in-room broadband wireless internet.
Bad news: My room was about the size of the bathroom in my apartment, and I didn't have time in the mornings to take much advantage of the buffet.
Good news: Finland is an hour ahead of Denmark. So, when I went to bed at 11pm, it was really only 10. Which was cool.
Bad news: Finland is an hour ahead of Denmark. So, when I got up at 6am, it was really only 5. Which was definitely not cool.
Good news: From what I could tell from my one evening look round, Helsinki has a lot of beautiful buildings, especially churches.
Bad news: I still haven't figured out how to take digital photos in low light, so all my pictures except one came out blurry.
Good news: The above picture came out. It's the view from the meeting room I was working from on the first day.
Bad news: None actually. But I only later realized that this was not just forest, but the edge of an employee parking lot.
Good news: I have now been to Finland.
Bad news: I will have to go back (this is not the bad news), as there was so little time to really get a feel for the place (which is the bad news).
Bonus news: In answer to this question, I have it on authority from a real Finn that trains run pretty much on time in Finland on the first day(s) of snowy weather.