Daily Archives: November 6, 2012

Tuesday Travel Update – Sore Feet in London Edition

Posted by on November 6, 2012

Another big jump in geography last week as I left Bangkok for London. On the way I had a 14 hour layover in Helsinki where I stayed over night. It was my first time in Finland, but it was one of those visits that wasn’t really a visit. Technically, i was in Finland. I got my passport stamped and spent stayed there overnight, but I never even got to see daylight while I was there.

My very brief impression of Finland based on my trip from the airport to the hotel is that it is expensive, clean and very nice. The meter in my cab started at €7.70 ($9.85)! Sort of reinforced my general rule that you should avoid taking a taxi in Europe.

I definitely intend to return to Finland someday to explore the country properly.

My arrival in London also marked the end of my 40 day circumnavigation of the globe. Since late September I’ve crossed every line of longitude on Earth. My route was: BCN –> YYZ –> DEN –> LAX –> NRT –> SIN –> BKK –> HEL –> LHR.