Finnish mix (part 5)
Finnish mix (part 4) – the previous publications.
Our Finnish impressions (continuation 2)
Buses. Always in time. Drivers in white shirts and ties, friendly and attentive. In Lahti the bus driver showed us the return stop, took us through the market square and found for us another Russian-speaking bus driver (the guy from St. Petersburg, who was riding on the desired route).
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Suburban trains. Speed up to 160 km/h (shown on the display), without sadden jolts, noise and shaking, automatic doors of the cabin into the lobby, air conditioning, nobody smokes, the cleanliness of the toilets. Sometimes you can see a saleswoman with a cart: coffee, tea, pastries, ice cream. There are usually 3 carriages, but trains are two-storied.
All cashiers at railway stations speak English well. And also there are 50% discounts for all seniors, including foreigners in summer – the cashier looked at my parents and said them about that fact, and no documents were not necessary. Thank you or kiitos!
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Taxi. All payments are clearly on the taximeter. The drivers are polite and friendly. They put and laid passengers luggage themselves. Nobody demands a tip and you are driven by the shortest route.
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