Helsinki City Overview

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City Overview
Capital city of Finland; it has grown up fast in the 20th. Century from its early days as a Russian Empire outpost. It has wonderful architecture, the streets have a youthful buzz, crowds stroll along the boulevards and socialise in the numerous outdoor cafes and restaurants. At night though, the pace really picks up, with loads of pubs and clubs, free rock concerts and lots of fringe events happening every where.

Daily Budget
Helsinki, like a lot of other European cities, can be quite expensive. Cheap but tasty meals come in at about US$10 upwards; cheap but cosy accommodation in the city is in the region of US$24. A backpacker could just about make it on US$60, which will include lodging, 3 meals and a couple of sightseeing tours.

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