S-EBTM2017: Helsinki (28.-30.7.2017) - General Information

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Which date/s are possible for you to attend S-EBTM 2017 in Helsinki?

Poll ended at Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:29 pm

21.-23.7.
4
17%
28.-30.7.
10
42%
4.-6.8.
2
8%
11.-13.8.
8
33%
 
Total votes: 24

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S-EBTM2017: Helsinki (28.-30.7.2017) - General Information

Postby Aatos99 » Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:39 pm

About program of Helsinki :flag-fi: meeting;


RESTAURANT(S)

We'll meet on Saturday 29th at 5.00 pm at restaurant Weeruska (http://www.weeruska.com/en/). Please send me your order in Private Message when you've decided, no hurry yet. :wink:

Other plans are not decided yet, but I'll plan it soon. :wink:



Early plans for the meeting program;

FRIDAY
-late meeting in restaurant for the people who have already arrived

SATURDAY
-walk/tourist bus drive across the centre of Helsinki and the most important sightseeing spots (maybe; the Suomenlinna island with old fort)
-lunch in some place
(-maybe continuation to the sightseeing tour)
-some hours shopping or being in hotel etc.
- 5.00 pm at restaurant Weeruska (http://www.weeruska.com/en/)

SUNDAY
-being in city, sightseeing, picnic, etc. for the people who are in the city AND possibly dot-hunting. Dot-hunting could be done in any day, depending on your plans and willing drivers/available cars

OR

trip to Tallinn, Estonia :flag-ee: . I got a very good idea from Fons to have Estonia and Finland included in the same meeting. :D That is very easy, because travelling from Helsinki to Tallinn is cheap and takes about 2 hours by the fastest ferries. Whole Sunday could be spent in Tallinn, and some of you might be interested in staying in Estonia more time for doing dot-hunting etc.

In this program only meeting place would be our capital, Helsinki, but if it sounds a good idea for you, we could also meet at least with some EBTers in other cities/do dot-hunting more largely for example in Porvoo area, east of Helsinki.
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Postby brewerhki » Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:58 am

Missed vote. Anyway my vote wouldn't change result. All dates would be fine except most popular and if that will be chosen date, i can't come, cause i will be away from my home town Helsinki :-(

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Re: S-EBTM2017: Helsinki (28.-30.7.2017) - General Information

Postby Aatos99 » Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:29 pm

So, the meeting will be held in the most popular date of the poll, 28.7.-30.7. That's quite the best time to enjoy of Finnish summer in our nice capital, Helsinki. 8)

You can get most easily to Finland by flying to Helsinki-Vantaa airport. It's easy to get there from many, many European cities.

You can also get to Helsinki by ship, for example from Germany, Poland, Sweden or Estonia. You can take your own car to ship, or even drive to Finland through Via Baltic or Denmark and Sweden.


There seems to be a good selection of hotels available at that weekend. Here's also a well-working public transport, which makes it possible to book a hotel room from Espoo or Vantaa and get straight to the city centre of Helsinki. Here's a website for checking the public transport; https://www.reittiopas.fi/. Just enter the address (enter your origin) where you are starting and the destiny, and you will find the easiest way to get from place to another. For adults, ticket inside Helsinki with possibility to change the vehicle (time limit about one hour) costs about 2,5 €. It's about 5€ from Espoo or Vantaa to Helsinki, or opposite.

I will start looking for restaurants from now, and will edit the exact program to the first post of this topic. Please inform me if you have some special or must things to do in Helsinki or Finland, and I'll look if it's possible to add them to the meeting program. :)


Hope that there''ll be again many new and old EBTers, welcome to Helsinki and Finland! 8)
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Postby Aatos99 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:47 pm

Do any participant have some special diets? That information would help me to choose a good restaurant.

I have found two good-looking places, and will contact them and ask for reservation. These places are not open on Sundays, so it will be Saturday's meeting place.
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Postby Aatos99 » Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:44 pm

The place I originally thought was too little for a bigger group, so I asked now table reservation from this restaurant (and I'm waiting to get answered soon): http://www.no11.fi/?sivu=alacarte . The list is not in English on the website, but with Google translator's help you can already check it. I hope that we'll get the reservation there, because the list is large and includes many tasty traditional foods. It's easy to get there by tram, bus or bicycle, while it isn't located in the actual central area.
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Postby Aatos99 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:00 pm

So, I didn't get the reservation to restaurant N:o11, but I got it to there: http://www.weeruska.com/en/ . :D This is also a good restaurant with good selection, traditional food and good location. It appeared to be surprisingly hard to find enough big restaurants with good list near the central area of Helsinki. Most popular restaurants are quite small or don't take the reservations.

But we'll meet at restaurant Weeruska at 5.00 pm on Saturday. Restaurant asked us to decide what we'll order and inform them before, so I ask you to send me a message when you know what you'll order. :) No hurry, but if you already know, you can inform me.

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Re: S-EBTM2017: Helsinki (28.-30.7.2017) - General Information

Postby brewerhki » Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:37 am

Aatos99 wrote:For adults, ticket inside Helsinki with possibility to change the vehicle (time limit about one hour) costs about 2,5 €. It's about 5€ from Espoo or Vantaa to Helsinki, or opposite.


I correct this prices (bus driver knows). Helsinki ticket is 3,20e and to/from surrounding cities 5,50e, when bought from driver. Only cash is accepted and if you try to get notes from driver, please remember, that drivers don't must accept 50e or bigger notes, but sometimes they do (today I accepted 100e note and gave good selection of different notes back, only because of this hobby). Those prices Aatos99 said is quite close to price, if you buy ticket with your travel card, but card itself costs around 8-9e, which is not refundable. But instead of that, it might be good idea to select one of these depending on your length of stay. Helsinki: 1day/9e, 2days/13,50e, 3days/18e, 4days/22,50e, 5days/27e, 6days/31,50e or 7days/36e or whole area including surrounding cities: 1day/14e, 2days/21e, 3days/28e, 4days/35e, 5days/42e, 6days/49e or 7days/56e. Those tickets are possible to buy in plenty of kiosks, most spread is R-Kioski.

Helsinki is quite good for hunting postal codes, if you compare to Turku (I heard people were getting much of same postal code, when visiting there) in city center as distance for next code is not that far. Actually some areas in Töölö or Kallio suburbs, postal codes changes really quickly by walk, but also shape of postal code postal area may shrink amazing far without reason, if you head to "wrong" direction. I may give some hints for hunting postal codes, if you want. But unluckily main Helsinki-area is having only two dots (airport belongs to same dot as city center) for dot hunters. Easiest way to get third dot is to get train to Kerava, which belongs to third zone ticket costing 8e. City itself does not have much to see, except some museum areas, but third dot and new city might be interesting for some ebters.

I hope this information will be helpful for some people and hope you have nice meeting.


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