Hotel Artukaisten Paviljonki
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... homestead turned into a B&B. There are several here. But it's also a working farm. A path behind the house leads to the beach and lakehouse. Another path leads off to a tour of the land, including a blacksmith shop. The path goes past the sauna and you walk over mossy rocks covered with lichen, through a pine and birch tree forest. Multi-colored
mushrooms dot the spongy floor. It's green! The trees, the moss, ...
... 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 ...
... 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.
... ever known. 21 May 2014: The ship arrived in Turku around 7 a.m. this morning. Due to the snoring monk, I can't say I slept very well. That's okay...I still enjoyed sharing a cabin with him. We disembarked and started walking towards our accommodations. It was early and the streets were quiet and empty. A couple of hours later, we found Bridgettine Convent, where we would call home for the next two nights. We were greeted at the door by a friendly nun and she allowed us ...
The alarm went off at quarter to four. We rolled out of our tent, folded it up, got dressed and were on the road in 15 minutes. We'd packed everything in the car the night before as we knew we had an early start to get the ferry to Finland.
After about an hour we were almost at the ferry port when we realized that we were at the wrong one! We needed to be in Stockholm not at the ferry terminal north of the city! Luckily we had ...