Time spent wandering around Helsinki’s Design District is always time well spent. From clothes and jewellery to furniture and antiques, there is more than your average person will be able to absorb in one visit. Retro stores and shops selling hand made craft items are plentiful and though some of these won’t suit everyone’s tastes, if you look for long enough you will find something you would love to take home with you – if only you had enough Euros.
This is the dilemma that I had to face up to this morning, so as the famous saying goes, “If at first you cannot shop, then eat a massive cake…” It has held true for me in the past and so too did it today. Luckily an afternoon of browsing in the multi-floored Stockmann’s department store was sufficient to save me from a humongous sugar-high.