Best Western Hotel Seaport
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Turku was a nice rest after the hectic pace of Stockholm. The weather was warm and sunny still. Turku is the 2nd largest city in Finland, the former capital, and a college town of about 177,000. Neither of us has been to Alaska, so it's also the farthest north we've ever been at 60 degrees North latitude. In early September, the sun is still setting after 8:00.
We had several problems trying to get a room via AirBnB. ...
Early afternoon, we met back up at the hostel to collect our bags and head to the bus station to catch our bus to Turku. We got cheap tickets with Onnibus, which means Happy Bus in Finnish and is the local discount Megabus-esque line. The trip took just over two hours, and the bus was comfy and had free WiFi. We had a quiet relaxing ride west, through landscapes that look an awful lot like Canada -- rocks and trees and trees and rocks and water. Yep, Finland's got 'em ...
... later that evening, so we hopped on a bus to the terminal where we were able to rent a locker to store the bags. With several hours left to kill, we walked the neighborhood around the terminal for a while before settling down at a pizza place for lunch. I was hungry and it felt good to just sit there relaxing and eating lunch, which was really good. We walked the long way back to the terminal through a huge park. By this time, our departure was getting closer. ...
... some clothes from a thrift shop, walked around Turku castle at sunset and had a few scotches at a Viking bar.
The hostel I'm staying in is one of the best yet, clean, warm and really friendly. The only downside is the Asians, I mean typically they're a friendly and lovely people, but something about the ones that visit here... They give you the once over and are generally ********. High ...
... in either place. Nor see the rest of the collection of the Heraklion archeological museum. Just the Minoan collection (the part of it that was exhibited, thanks to the renovations going on in the museum), but not, for example, the Roman period artefacts. "You can see them anywhere in Europe", said our guide. Sure, true, but I wanted to see these ones. Thirdly, in these modern times it's always good to have GPS tracking available. Taxi drivers ...