Within 15 minutes of getting off the plane in Helsinki, we had all our 5 suitcases plus 4 carry-on pieces, had passed through customs and immigration, and were Finland's newest immigrants. Unstinkinbelievable, if you've ever been through Canadian customs and immigration. We'll be in Helsinki for a few days with Maija's good friend Suski, before heading up to Jyvaskyla. We're working hard at staying awake; I for one am mightily confused. For those who can sleep on planes, this route should be quite easy... alas I didn't sleep well, and Maija didn't really even try.
I've already had my fill of delicious Finnish dairy products. I could get used to this.