Wow, entirely two months have flown by like rockets since our July 27 day trip to Helsinki! It was a gorgeously sunny Wednesday, just perfect for a nice trip on foot. But first we had to travel by water of course and then, two and a half hours later we were in Helsinki, firmly moving towards Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden.
Anyway, my biggest favourites were those beautiful white evergreen glasshouses. They have African Violet Room, Rainforest Room, Palm House, Savanna Room, Dry Forest Room, Desert Room, South African Room, Island Room, Waterlily Room and Mediterranean Room and I think it's the perfect system.
What completely wowed me was the Waterlily Room with astonishing Santa Cruz water lilies and beautifully blossoming "Red Flare" water lilies. The leaves of Santa Cruz water lilies can reach almost two whopping meters in diameter and seeing it with my own eyes totally blew my mind! I know for sure we have to go back one day because this time the outdoor garden was very much under repairs/being renewed and looking at the photos below also makes me miss their Waterlily Room.
Anyway, since I already brought up Kamppi I should conjointly say my shopping was really minimal and necessary. I bought cute underwear (
19.95 9.95€ + 7.95 3.95€) from Kamppi's
Cubus, a beautiful wallet ( 59 29.50€) from Laura Ashley store and my favourite Calvin Klein undies (34€) from our ship's shopping world. I was also digging
around for a cosy cardigan but unfortunately couldn't find the right one with buttons. Have
to keep looking for it!
Now, besides visiting the botanical garden, slight shopping and delicious meals our day in Helsinki obviously contained plenty of walking. We crossed almost 27 km, wasted a little more than 2000 calories while walking and took around 36 000 steps! And my last bunch of photos derives from Katajanokka district where we intentionally circled before catching our ship because I love directionless discovering!
lefties dress & cardigan (& sandals) | Ray-Ban sunglasses | Cropp Accessories necklace | Guess handbag.