Best Western Hotel Seaport
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Now I had to navigate myself to the castle which was a straight walk along the river. It looked easy enough on the map but took about 40 mins to walk the distance. Entrance to the castle was 9 Eu ...
... took about a half hour from the centre of town. When we arrived, we were really wondering if we were in the right place, because the bus let us off in the middle of a residential neighbourhood and there didn't seem to be any other tourists around. But okay, we grabbed a map and set out for the harbour, determined to find signs of life on the island.
What we'd not realized -- and probably should have -- was that most kids in Finland went back to school this week, ...
... to go see the duty free area. I realized quickly that's where half of the ship's passengers were! Everyone was buying cartfulls of duty free at almost 11pm. It was a madhouse!! Don't get me wrong...I love a bargain just as much as the next person, but the crowds were insane. I couldn't get out of there fast enough!
I headed back to the cabin, took and shower and hit the sack. We were set to arrive in Stockholm at 6:30am, which meant an early wake up call. I needed my beauty ...
... the best meals of the entire trip thus far. With the hunger tamed, we made our way over to Turku Cathedral for a visit. This is the main church for Finland's Lutheran faith. Since I was baptised Lutheran when I became a godfather to my godson Jett, I figured it was appropriate for at least a quick stop. A few hours of rest were in order before going to a local pub for some pints and to watch the Finland vs. Croatia IIHF (International Ice Hockey Federation) match, which Finland ...
... as all hell. Its an absolutely amazing gig. It is a mix of instrumentals, guest vocalist songs, and cellos singing the melody and audience participation. I must say one my favourites would have to be when the play Metallica's 'Nothing Else Matters' I actually get so emotional I spontaneously cry. To see the Youtube video (not mine but better sound) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfNPJj5Q nm4 Paavo sees and smiles at me. I video'd some of it excuse the ...