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the hands-on guide to helsinki

I first published the Hands-On Guide to Helsinki myself in May 2003. Helsinki's first English-language guide to 
the Finnish capital has since been republished in a second, updated, and much improved edition by Tammi Oy. 
The guide runs to 175 pages and includes plenty of colour illustrations. It is packed with practical information about 
where to go and what to, where to eat, drink and spend the night, and how to make the most of the city at 
any time of the year. I've lived here for more than 20 years, so I know the city pretty well, but I have also tried 
to convey some affection for my adopted home city in the guide. The Hands-On Guide to Helsinki is available from 
most Finnish bookshops, and also from Stanfords Map and Travel Bookshop in Covent Garden, London.