Next stop was Helsinki.
(The parliament: incredible to think that it was made from icing sugar almost 100 years ago).
The flagship branch of High and Mighty.
I was there to research a book which had nothing to do with food but, well, a man's gotta eat.
And the markets were full of amazing wild berries - cloud, blue, rasp- and kantarell mushrooms. Best quality I have ever seen, and the cheapest too.
Best of all was the market hall down by the quayside.
Oh deer. And it gets worse...
Finally, in the spirit of those old CNN 'Images of...' (which were invariably Hong Kong). Images of Helsinki:
The many moods of Steven Seagal.
The many moods of Peter Beardsley.