September 24th, 2015

We made it to Helsinki this morning. Unfortunately, it was a rough night. Ryan appears to have developed a little bit of a head cold so we were up most of the night dealing with it. We made it to Helsinki fairly early in the morning and set up shop in a cafe to wait for the nearby pharmacy to open and for our room to be ready.

When the pharmacy opened we headed over to see if we could pick up a decongestant for Ryan because he was dealing with some major sinus pressure (of course the one thing not in our ridiculous first aid kit was decongestant…it is ridiculous, we have quick clot!). We would normally purchase some brand of pseudoephedrine to help with this. We quickly came to find out it is prescription only in Finland and cannot be purchased over the counter. So we talked with a pharmacists who thankfully spoke english and recommended we purchase a nasal spray that is supposed to help with congestion. Ryan is still unsure whether it is actually working or not.

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After that we headed over to our apartment and we were able to get in early. We didn’t do much the rest of the day, we tried to relax and let Ryan recuperate. Which included peppermint tea, naps and homemade onion soup (onions are a natural antibiotic).

Now we’re going to go to bed early and try to get some much-needed rest.

Happy Travels,

Ryan & Melissa