Epic Europe & Morocco 2017

14 cities

7 countries

5 weeks

A handmade Itinerary with all the frills included, except the high price tag

Itinerary - Week One

from Friday 19thMay

Brisbane - Singapore - Helsinki - London

Itinerary - Week Two

from Friday 26thMay

Marrakesh - Rabat - Fes

Itinerary - Week Three

from Friday 2nd June

Fes - Tangier - Ronda - Madrid

Itinerary - Week Four

from Friday 9th June

Madrid - Rome - Orvieto

Itinerary - Week Five

from Friday 16th June

Orvieto - Helsinki - St Petersburg

Itinerary - Week Six

from Friday 23rd June

St Petersburg - Helsinki - Singapore - Brisbane

So, Helsinki has a card for tourists, called the Helsinki Card - tricky hey

It costs a whopping €56 for a 48 hour card, so the tight arse in me immediately disregarded it as too expensive.

However, after revisiting the the card and it's inclusions I'm now leaning tow...

 St Petersburg

For a while now I have been waiting for the new summer schedule to be released by St Peters Line, for their cruises from Helsinki to St Petersburg.

Well it seems I've been wasting my time visiting their website frequently to check for updates, as there will not...

There are two supermarkets reasonably close to our Helsinki apartment. 

  • Lidl  - 400 metres walk south of the apartment

  • K-Supermarket - 1km walk east of the apartment

Lidl is is very similar to our Aldi stores, but they also have an in-house bakery  

Opening hou...

Some popular and interesting sights, and easy ways to pass the time during both our stops in Helsinki

Below are some of the sights that are reachable from the tram 2/3 line 

Market Square (Stop #1 on tram)

  • Located in the South Harbour at the very beginning of the Esplanad...

Getting around on the Trams


  • Tram lines 2 and 3 can be used for an easy and inexpensive sightseeing tour in Helsinki.

  • Stop 8 on the number 2 tram is right next to our apartment.

  • Using local transport is more flexible and cheaper than the hop o...

The Magic of Lapland

Restaurant Saaga

  • The menu offers Northern delicacies like reindeer, elk, arctic char, Lappish cheese and wild forest mushrooms as well as delicious forest berries. The dishes served on wooden platters and slate stones, in cast iron pots, wooden kuksa m...


Language: Finnish and Swedish

Currency: Euro

Capital: Helsinki - population 590,000


Finland has:

  1. The least corrupt Government in the world

  2. The most heavy metal bands per capita - 54 per 100,000 people

  3. The best education system in the world

  4. ...

9.00am (approx) - First stop Breakfast / coffee / refuel

So, there are limited food places in Helsinki that are open on Sunday mornings.  It seems the city is old school and sleeps in on a Sunday morning - in the centre of the city even McDonalds isn't open in the morning....

Two nights in Joonas' apartment in the trendy Kamppi district of Helsinki, Finland

Joonas is flexible with the check-in time and will let us in as early as he can, if it's not booked the night before.  

While waiting for the apartment to be vacated/cleaned we can leave our bag...

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