Estonia – the wonderland

It was a rainy morning. I woke up ate some breakfast and got ready for the trip. I took the bus to Helsinki and met with my friends in the center. We took the tram from there to Helsinki harbor. We were pretty excited because it was just the three of us.
We went to the check-in and got our tickets. I was surprised to see so many people there on a normal work day.
We boarded the ship and found ourselves a place to rest.
The ferry to Estonia took about 3½ hours but it felt like ages since we didn’t really have anything to do there.
Once we arrived, we went to a local fast food restaurant and ordered ourselves something to fill ourselves up. After that we went to a local store and got some beverages. Once we had done that we just walked around and enjoyed the magnificent country.
It was time to leave. We got aboard and tried to find a place to sit down, but it was pretty full. We searched around for a while but finally found a place to sit down. The journey back to Finland went pretty fast and we arrived at around 6 p.m.
It was a fun journey and I’d recommend visiting Estonia at least once. It’s very cheap too!

A picture of the marketplace.

A picture of the marketplace.

Word count: 225

  1. #1 by Mrs. Puhakka on January 25, 2015 - 8:33 pm

    Contents: Satisfactory
    What is the gist of your story? Whenever writing something, think of it as entertainment or a service that has a purpose. This time you could have either written a witty travel tale for our amusement or given some travel advice. However, the text is nothing but a list of things you did without any description or structure. The first paragraph should hint at where everything is going (introduction), the middle should dig deeper and the last paragraph should sum up everything (conclusion). Even if you couldn’t think of a better story, you could have stopped for a minute to describe something in detail using all your senses. When I visited Estonia in January the air smelled of fresh snow and the sea, I could hear the church bells in the distance, my feet were cold because I had chosen the wrong shoes and I could taste the savory blinis I had at a Russian restaurant for weeks after our trip. Do you get the point?

    Media: Satisfactory

    Grammar: Very good
    – pretty (slang) = quite, rather

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