1 week discovering beautiful places on the Baltic Sea
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Finland, Russia, Sweden6 days / September 2016
Highs & Lows
I got the opportunity to see a lot of new places.
I wish I had more time to explore better all of the places
My parents and I really wanted to discover new places, around those days it was my father’s birthday and for celebrating it we decided to go on a cruise on the Baltic Sea. We travelled from Bogotá to Barcelona, and from Barcelona to Helsinki, Finland where the cruise was going to set sail from, the flight was about 4 hours long and the views during the flight were amazing because we were able to see mountains with snow on the top, I had never seen something like that in person, I think I’ll never forget it!
We stayed in Helsinki for three days before going on the cruise. It is a beautiful city with amazing landscapes everywhere and great food, especially sea food.
The cruise was amazing, it was really big, had a lot of activities to do, lots of delicious food, shows and entertainment; the ship had a pool on the deck, but no one used it because although it was summer time, the weather was really cold.
The cities we were going to visit where: San Petersburg, Russia; Stockholm, Sweden and finally we were going to disembark in a port on Germany where we were going to travel by train to Berlin. The itinerary of the cruise had planned two days of navigation, which means that it is going to be all day in the middle of the sea and it is not going to stop anywhere during those days.
All of the cities we visted were so different one to the other that it made the experience even better! It was awesome to try new types of food, learn about different cultures and countries, see different landscapes and hear people speak different languages almost every day during a week.
Finally we disembark on Germany, and went to berlin where we stayed for a few days and then travelled by plane to Barcelona and went back to Bogotá.
Q & A
What would you have changed?
I enjoyed everything, but it would have been awesome to have the chance to have more time everywhere, there is so much to see!
What tips would you give a friend?
Don’t waste your time and try to make the most out of the time you have on each city.
Make sure to pack comfortable clothes and shoes, you will walk a lot.
The hop on – hop off bus is the best option for learning and enjoying the most in all of the places.