Best Western Hotel Seaport
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It doesn't feel real, but I am finally back in Turku, a city that I will always be special for me. In the Rigan airport, I got really happy when I heard conversations in Finnish again. The airplane was a very small propeller plane, and there were barely even 20 people going to Turku.
Turku was so beautiful from the air. We flew over Helsinki, and I could easily see the large cathedral from the window. The rest was beautiful and in the twilight, because it never gets dark here ...
... We had clear skies again today. One guy talked on his cell the entire 2 hour trip!
The bus arrives at the university campus just outside the town centre, unlike the more expensive train which goes closer to the centre. I was to walk to the Cathedral so navigated myself thru the campus based on ...
... park on the way back that had a wading pool to swim and dip our toes in and just laze the rest of the afternoon away. In the hot weather, it was actually really nice.
Our bus back to Helsinki was due to leave at 5, so we grabbed our bags and got a taxi back to the bus stop. Turku is beautiful and I'm glad I made it there. I'm quite sad that this trip is very nearly over. But it's been a lot of fun.
Colin and I were booked on the Viking Grace that evening, a ~12 hour cruise that sails through the Archipelago out of Finland and to Stockholm. Pekka and Anneli drove us to the dock in Turku and we said our goodbyes (which included multiple hugs and pictures). We finally boarded the ship and found our cabin (surprisingly large) and then headed straight to the champagne lounge. Neither of us were hungry after Anneli's dinner, so we enjoyed a few drinks while ...
... hopping and sightseeing. The first stop was Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum. This is actually a small section of the city that escaped the devastating carnage of a fire in 1827. It was the lower-class part of town, composed of wooden houses and small workshops. Although only a small fraction of the buildings were open for exploring, it was enough to get a feel for what life must have been like for the craftsmen and their families that lived here once upon a ...