Bridgettine Convent Guest House
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... on the exhibits, so some of it was a bit of a mystery. There were a number of museum boats moored outside which were good to walk through. After a coffee break in cafe Esposito, a timber boat from some time ago, moored to the river bank, we visited the Aboa Vetus, the excavated remains of a riverside medieval village. The quality of the remnants were impressive, and the explanations of the culture ...
You know what this trip has been missing? Medieval castles. Just kidding. But seriously, one of Turku's main attractions is the Turku Castle. Cat and Alex weren't too keen on it, so I headed off solo to explore it this morning.
The castle, which originally dates back to the late 13th century, has been built up and added to over the medieval and renaissance periods. It was partially destroyed by ...
... If you ask a Finn, they'll insist on walking you miles out of their way to your destination, making friends with you in the process. Really lovely people here.
By that point, we were getting a bit tired, and we opted to catch the last bus back from the market square to the inn rather than go out for drinks. I think we all felt like we could use a quiet night in for a change. So we watched random stuff on TV, I updated some blogs, and we made it a relatively early night for a change.
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 ...
... all types of things, I sleep, although pretty poorly for most of the flight and arrive in Turku in a converted army airport.
Arriving I realise I didn't bring any Euro with me and there are no banks or currency converters at the Airport so I give a couple some pounds to buy my bus ticket into town, I am sure they fleece me on the conversion rate ;)
Into town I get my bearings and head to the Tourist Information Office for a ...