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Being on the ferry from Stockholm to Turku for 12 hours was very difficult for me. At first, I really enjoyed the ride - it wasn't raining, the archipelago views were stunning and it was a nice way to travel across to Finland, and be free of Sweden. It was such a relief to leave that country, now full of bad memories and sadness. But as time passed, and the scattered islands vanished from view, leaving only open sea, I started to ...
I arrived at 12.10 and my return bus was 2pm so I had to leave by 12.30 to make the long walk back to the other side of town for the bus back. The ...
... 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 ...
... ever known. 21 May 2014: The ship arrived in Turku around 7 a.m. this morning. Due to the snoring monk, I can't say I slept very well. That's okay...I still enjoyed sharing a cabin with him. We disembarked and started walking towards our accommodations. It was early and the streets were quiet and empty. A couple of hours later, we found Bridgettine Convent, where we would call home for the next two nights. We were greeted at the door by a friendly nun and she allowed us ...