Although I only spent 24 hours in Helsinki, it felt like much longer. By the time I arrived I had been on planes, trains, and buses for too many days to count and I felt like a walking zombie. That day in Helsinki felt dreamy and illusory, moving in slow motion in the best way.
The air in Helsinki was biting, but crisp and refreshing in an invigorating way. Styles are simple and modern, but bursting with color. The people are subtle and kind, constantly surprising you with their generosity.
Sara and Jussi made the trip. Warm and welcoming, funny and sweet, easy to be around -- I felt like I had known them for years. Not to mention that the way they treated each other was beyond touching; best friends with the utmost respect for one another. It was inspiring.
Yearning for an adventure. Can you tell?