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Anyone going to be in Copenhagen, Stockholm, or Tallin in the next two weeks?


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3 hours ago, Josh said:

Last time I poison this thread with my travel plans:

Hitting Copenhagen, Stockholm, Tallin, and Helsinki.

Looking for any tips on dive bars, high end restaurants, and military museums. Hit the thread in the free fire zone if got any suggestions.

For Helsinki, I might be onto/into that ;)

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Thanks! Will let you know. I’ve never been able to I&E and also never hit Finland. Actually I kinda forced my gf to go, because she wasn’t into it just talking. She’s part swede. And I’m like, well you know what is just across the water…and they just joined nato…

 

ok, not just across the water but your boat doubles as your hotel, so close enough.

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Would love to meet you but can't.

Tallinn: Turned the old KGB HQ into a KGB museum. Haven't visited it, but it sounded interesting enough. It also has an army museum (Arsenal) with the world's only Battle Sauna cabin on display (at least the last time I visited it). There's also a water plane museum (Lennusadam)

Helsinki: The Suomenlinna coastal fortress might be worth a visit (ferry ride required). There's an air-defense museum in Tuusula, about 30min to the north, the museum for military medicine in Lahti, and the artillery museum in Hämeenlinna. Haven't visited any of these.

Stockholm: There's the "Armémuseum" with Strv103C and more. The more modern one is "Arsenalen" outside of Strängnäs, pretty much exactly a drive of one hour.

Copenhagen: There's the "Krigsmuseet", haven't been to it.

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10 hours ago, Sardaukar said:

If I am not working, might meet you in Helsinki. 

Missed The Chieftain aka Manic Moran by an inch, so would be nice to meet fellow TNetters. 

Fancy https://www.mollymalones.fi/ ?

My fav drinking place in Helsinki. 

I think we will be there on Tuesday the 25th, and I think we catch a boat back to Stockholm late afternoon/early evening, which probably doesn’t allow for anything on a work day. Helsinki was a last minute add on that I wrangled out her literally yesterday (we fly today) and we’re basically just there for an afternoon after Tallin. But let me know. I’ll try that bar either way; thanks!

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19 hours ago, Josh said:

I think we will be there on Tuesday the 25th, and I think we catch a boat back to Stockholm late afternoon/early evening, which probably doesn’t allow for anything on a work day. Helsinki was a last minute add on that I wrangled out her literally yesterday (we fly today) and we’re basically just there for an afternoon after Tallin. But let me know. I’ll try that bar either way; thanks!

Well, if lucky there might be live music in that bar too. :) Not by me, which is blessing to all, but by actual musicians ;)

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By the way, this is hilarious:

https://yle.fi/a/74-20027420

The popular meme channel Very Finnish Problems also weighed in, contrasting Tate's self-proclaimed macho image with his sauna habits.

"Andrew Tate: I'm the ultimate Alpha male.

Also Andrew Tate: Sits in 50°C sauna on the lowest, children's bench wearing trunks, wrapped in a towel."

😆

 

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My haunts are Linköping (on the road/train lines) between Stockholm and Copenhagen. It has the Swedish Airforce Museum which is nice
https://flygvapenmuseum.se/om-oss/

https://flygvapenmuseum.se/utstallning/hemliga-handlingar/ about the DC-3 spy plane and Catalina rescue plane shoot down exhibit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catalina_affair

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I'm around Stockholm (don't dare to say I'm IN Stockholm any longer :)). You would probably enjoy the Vasa museum, one of Sweden's biggest failures but a good museum of a large war ship. As for restaurants, it sort of depends of what you're in to. But i suppose Stefan's already filled your schedule :D

cheers

/R

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I have sadly not. I am bad at suggesting other stuff than what haven't already been mentioned. I could use a guided tour myself.

Coincidentally I had to pick up an item from other side of town, and walked back through Kungsholmen and Gamla Stan. A day such as this, it is quite a nice town to visit. 

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Punk Royale is certainly a special dinning experience. Available not only in Stockholm but they have opened in Copenhagen (and Oslo) as well. They are probably booked far in advance though and it is definitely not for everyone

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Pulling into Tallin tomorrow. Currently watching the kids dance to a techno version of John Denver’s “take me home” at 2:00 am. Never been on a cruise ship before and didn’t realize what I was getting into; not bad but definitely a one night experience. Well, and one night home from Helsinki.

breakfast is a couple hours before port and I didn’t realize this would be a deep water cruise ship ten decks tall. If there’s anything on the docks I’ll photograph it, but if it isn’t already in the web I can’t imagine I’ll catch anything special.

apparently Tallin has some kind of huge water park /spa that my GF logged us into.

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Now, this discussion brings to mind a visit by some Scandy/Baltic types to London, many years ago.

Swerve and I met a couple of Red Stripe can-wielding tanknetters, but I'm damned if I can remember who they were.

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If you are into knitted stuff, decorations, ceramics and stuff like that Tallin at least used to be a good and cheap place to buy stuff like that. I haven't been to the Baltic countries for almost 30 years though when my father worked in Riga for a while.

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