Best Western Hotel Seaport
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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, ...
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 ...
... to spend the next couple hours posted up in the terminal where we were entertained by a quartet of Caribbean singers and sporadic conversations with a tour group from South Korea. Our ship arrived and I was really pleased with our slightly cramped, but comfortable accommodations for the overnight voyage to Finland. We had a four berth cabin and luckily only three of us to share it. Our third cabin mate was a portly Tibetan monk who was adorned in the traditional robe ...
... It was much easier then a long haul flight because you could get up and walk around as much as you wanted. There weren't seats allocated for passengers without rooms you just had to sit in the cafes or bars, so we lay on a couch in a bar and slept. We met some Finnish guys who asked to borrow our computer as they had spent all of their money in Amsterdam and needed to get a quick loan online to buy food. They were quite nice, they ...