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... know the teaching styles in the United States, so I want to get a sense of a different countries. I want to know if Finland's education is superior because I'm a little skeptical. Also, Finland was never a place I wanted to travel too, but I'm traveling here to cross of the education enhancer part off my Bucket List. After I visit Finland, hopefully I will get to say how much I loved it.
... near our centuries old farmhouse this afternoon. We're staying at a B&B on the island of Nagu and nobody else is here. There are about 6 rooms and this house would hold 15 people or more. But school started August 10, there aren't many foreign tourists, and the locals are done for the season. That's why shoulder season travel is so great: easy to get a room and prices are right. And it's nice and quiet.
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... also kinda awesome as people danced around the deck and we stumbled through the Finnish songbook and chimed in on folk songs that luckily had lots of "la-la-la" parts.
We docked around eleven and then headed up the river to another boat -- the Aussie bar -- for more beers. I suspect in Turku, if you're not on a boat of some sort, you're sort of missing the point. The river is gorgeous all lit up at night, and we had a great time enjoying our penultimate night of the trip.
... taking photos and got to the castle with an hour before closing. There are 2 sides to the castle. The towers and main castle area and another exhibition. They have the rule that to see both at the time we were there you have to change sides by 5.30. I missed out by 5 minutes so only saw one side which was a little disappointing. It was a huge castle with so much to see so we definitely needed a couple of hours. After the castle we ...
... hotels. Managed to find a b&b in Paddington and one in Cardiff as well with very nice prices and excellent reviews on the booking.com app. Tiny little hotels that aren't going to be giving me any Radisson points (or any other regular customer points, for that matter) but will hopefully offer clean and comfortable rooms and good breakfasts. That's what counts. Now ...