04/02/2007

Sunday in Helsinki

I went today to Cafe Ekberg. A very traditional Helsinki Cafe situated in Bulevardi ("Boulevard"). Established 1852. (Pretty old, isn't it?).
Cafe Ekberg in Helsinki
I met two of my friends. Sari and Eve. Sari has her birthday today, so congratulations once again! We ate some Runebergin torttu - a small cake which got it's name after the famous Finnish poet Johan Ludvig Runeberg.

Runebergin tortut
Runeberg has his birthday 5th February and we celebrate it every year in Finland. (so as you can see we ate our cakes one day ahead...).

Read more about Runeberg in Wikipedia.
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Later I made an abstract of an article in Estonian women's magazine called Anne for my language course tomorrow. We had a warm day again here in Helsinki, but we still have some snow. I have to wake up really early tomorrow. My working day starts next week at 7 and that's a killer.

2 comments:

Replicant said...

I'm putting this cafe on my list of places to visit when I come to Helsinki in a few weeks. The cake looks good!

Riikka said...

Also you can find a nice cafe in the Senat's square (where the Cathedral of Helsinki is). The cafe is called Engel. I highly recommend their hot chocolate with whipped cream.