so off we go- but first - I have to say that you really have to love a place where the stuffed animals are many varieties of FISH- forget cuddly pandas and teddy bears - this is a country of strong resilient people who have lived next door to Russia for centuries - none of that "wuss" stuff for them!
all signs are in Finnish and Swedish so the outsiders have a sporting chance of finding their way around--- LOL
and our circuit brought us back near the old food hall and the lunch I was raving about above-
cream of mushroom soup and salmon tartare were our appetizers (shared)
then we each had the perch - fabulously prepared-
the two course lunch was 24.90 Euros but we had a coupon for 10% off so we had it for that price including the tip- and as I mentioned it was excellent-
so renewed - we set off anew for our first afternoon in Helsinki.