Mike’s European Adventure Part 5

We were warned that Finland was a much more expensive country than Russia and it proved to be so in our short stay.  As we were entering the EU we would be using euros for the rest of our trip.  The service fee at the currency exchange office was high so it was lucky we had used up most of our roubles before we left St Petersburg.  Fortunately, we had booked a hotel directly across the road from Helsinki’s chief railway station so we were spared the cost of one taxi fare.