Brigitte and I greatly enjoyed showing off Helsinki to visiting family. It was great fun being able to share our favourite bits of Helsinki (at least those that were open…) and explore some new places with my folks, sister and brother-in-law. We popped across to Suomenlinna (it is always cold there?), took a stroll along Esplanadi and Aleksanterinkatu, and walked through Arabiaranta, Seurasaari and Paloheinä. We also spent a considerable amount of time finding and consuming assorted tasty Finnish treats (everything from reindeer and cold smoked salmon to mämmi and salmiakki ice cream).