Something wonderful happened on our way from Hong Kong to Helsinki. We were upgraded to business class on Finnair. It was fabulous and I am going to hate to go back to the rear of the plane in future. It was totally unexpected…thank you Finnair. If I am really good, will you do it again?
We are staying at the gorgeous Glo Art. I have stayed here before and I love it. The hotel is in an old castle and the entrance is divine.
The breakfast at the Glo Art is very good…which brings me to the title of the post. There was a middle aged couple lurking around the dining room and they eventually tucked themselves into a corner next to us. The man positioned himself on the lookout while his wife scurried around bringing food, which the husband then wrapped in napkins and squirreled away in a carry bag.
Unaware that we could speak English, she said “We will have to wait until they (meaning us) go before we do the rest.” They could clearly afford to travel from Australia and stay at a reasonably expensive hotel, but felt the need to stock up on food for the day…people are funny.
The really sad thing was they there were knocking off white bread and ham, tomato and bananas and kiwi fruit when they could have had some delicious rye bread and Finnish delicacies. What a waste!
Anyway, Helsinki put on a beautiful show for us today. The sky was blue and the sun was shining and we had a great walk around the city.
The light fingered couple could have gone to the market by the harbour and bought some of these gorgeous berries for a few euros.
Here’s hoping for a fine day again tomorrow. The temperature is quite low, 8 degrees, but that suits me just fine.