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... Lithuania we had both become aware of what has been a largely tragic and tumultuous history that the series of generations had been subjected to.
A brief history lesson for them that might be of interest:-
9,000 BC (at least) – approximate earliest human inhabitation of the area.
June – July 2014 - Allan & Carol 'invasion'.
Main things we'll remember:
Ugly apartment blocks left over from ...
... me, but I also hoped that Ignacio and Sofia would be able to drag her back from irrationality and just meet at the restaurant. Fortunately, I was right (on both counts).
At lunch, we were met by Tuomas, a friend from Jaclyn's Winthrop days who we had last seen in Vienna. We sat and talked for a while, then headed for the first pub Anniina had suggested, Sivukirjasto, but opted to save the drinking for later in the afternoon. It had started spitting rain at this point, and ...
... bit and ended the afternoon with a beer on the river. We parted ways around 7pm. Jamie and I then went to a bar for some beer and food. After some delicious chicken strips, we strolled the city a bit. Turku is a nice little city but fairly boring.
Left Turku around noon on the bus to Tampere. Ate lunch at Napoli pizza (delicious of course). Weather was amazing and on this Friday Tampere was happening. People everywhere. After waling the entire ...
... in the olden days, talking to the workers about the crafts & trades that they were demonstrating.
Day 2 – it was still raining – was a Monday and we have a question, why do museums close of Mondays? We went to the Hans Christian Andersen House but it was closed. We walked all around the old town and all but one shop was closed – it was a Danish Christmas shop! So instead we went looking for some lunch and found a ...
... status as a unique monument to military architecture. Started by the Swedes who were big around here, then it was captured and kept by the Russians in 1808, followed by the rest of Finland.
Great place, 8 kilometres of wall (we walked a goodly proportion), a church that started Russian Orthodox and got Lutheranised by having its domes cut off.
The fantastically clear, crisp day allowed us to walk ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services