Bridgettine Convent Guest House
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We took advice against driving into Turku, and took the local bus. We bought a Turku Card, giving us entry to many places, saving money. Things aren't cheap in this country, trust me. First stop was Turku Castle on the river front. It was built in the medieval period, at the end of the C13, after parts of Finland had been joined to the Kingdom of Sweden. The castle was added to, reaching its current size ...
... went out for pizza at a local institution and we weren't disappointed. It's interesting to note how many ethnic restaurants wherever we go. You kind of have to hunt to find the local fare sometimes. We did, however, decide to pass on the Viking themed restaurant - Harolds. Oh, and in Sweden, we learned they pronounce it "Vee King" which makes Minnesota fans "Vee Queen" fans.
There are a lot of Thai restaurants here and a ...
... Kioski for candy, and wandered around a bit, snapping photos and just taking it in. Then we strolled by the river and people-watched for a while.
One thing I noticed straight away about Turku is that everyone seems to be exceptionally good looking here. Men and women alike are tall and fit. Lots of blond hair. Also, everyone seems to ride bikes, jog, or engage in other sorts of active sports. I'm not sure whether it's motivational or not, but it's certainly fun to look at.
This is quite a populated area for Finland compared to where we have been when travelling from Rovaniemi so few, none even, places to stopover so we are at a campsite. Had a look at the port yesterday evening to make sure we know the route for our early morning departure tomorrow and also found no free stopover place there. Still watching out for the Brent geese and enjoying the ...
Arrival in Turku very soon, after a long evening spent with just two hours of rest, with my sleeping bag in a corner of the ship....enough to recharge my power!!
Upon my arrival in Turku, the change of hours, I move the hand of the clock one hour forward. After waiting for the outflow of trucks and cars below, I then go out on my bike, there is the fresh air of Finland!
Along the road that leads me to the center of ...