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My friend has to help someone move but his parents kindly drive me all the way back to Helsinki to catch my bus on to Turku.
Turku, the original capital of Finland while the Swedes held the seat of power in the region, is a beautiful ancient city complete with a castle. When they won power Russia was concerned about this cities close proximity Sweden and Swedes still keeping too much of a grip through this ...
... of hours before entering the Port of Turku. I was blessed with no rain, eventually blue skies and sunshine, and very calm seas. The ship was equipped with wifi, luggage lockers (including a free area), restaurants, pub/bars, sauna and entertainment (but not in English). The best spot to plonk yourself is the seats around Deck 10 at the back or on the port side (no smoking section). The sun deck is not really a sun deck, but you do get some ...
I got another Hessburger combo for 7.90 Eu ($12). Near the market square was also an Orthodox Church but it was locked.
... habit of putting Moomin dolls in the front windows. The Moomin eyes were watching us.
Anyway, needless to say, after an hour or so, we decided to head back to Turku. Oh well, nothing ventured nothing gained, right? We'd been spectacularly lucky so far this trip with things to see and do, so we'll just chalk this up as a bit of an odd detour and move on, shall we?
The rest of the afternoon was spent in somewhat motivated fashion (Alex and Catherine, who decided ...
... to book our tickets for the ferry that night to Stockholm. From here we ventured over the other side of the river towards the huge church. On the way we stopped at the museum. It had two sections to it. The first was built on and around the ancient Turku town. It was the ancient story of what the town was like, containing artifacts and models of what it would have looked like. It was a really interesting museum. The second part to ...