The highlight of our trip so far has been meeting new friends, Sara and Jussi. Sara and I found each other via blogging, and she and Jussi graciously offered for us to stay with them during our short stay in Helsinki. We could not have asked for better friends to show us around. They made up our couches with Marimekko matching sheets, acted as translators and taught us Finnish words (Hei! Moi! Kiitos!), walked with us for miles and miles around Helsinki, talked to us nonstop and answered our millions of questions, took us grocery shopping at Stockmann, bought cheese, fruit and sparkling wine for a picnic in the park, and made us feel totally comfortable and at ease.
Sara and Jussi have such a gorgeous life together (photos of their picturesque Scandinavian-style apartment to come) and I loved being a part of it for 24 hours. I hope I see them again very soon.