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... on the exhibits, so some of it was a bit of a mystery. There were a number of museum boats moored outside which were good to walk through. After a coffee break in cafe Esposito, a timber boat from some time ago, moored to the river bank, we visited the Aboa Vetus, the excavated remains of a riverside medieval village. The quality of the remnants were impressive, and the explanations of the culture ...
You know what this trip has been missing? Medieval castles. Just kidding. But seriously, one of Turku's main attractions is the Turku Castle. Cat and Alex weren't too keen on it, so I headed off solo to explore it this morning.
The castle, which originally dates back to the late 13th century, has been built up and added to over the medieval and renaissance periods. It was partially destroyed by ...
... If you ask a Finn, they'll insist on walking you miles out of their way to your destination, making friends with you in the process. Really lovely people here.
By that point, we were getting a bit tired, and we opted to catch the last bus back from the market square to the inn rather than go out for drinks. I think we all felt like we could use a quiet night in for a change. So we watched random stuff on TV, I updated some blogs, and we made it a relatively early night for a change.
... first met. His English was limited, mostly consisting of grunts and "Good" or "Bad", which he used to answer most of our questions. Although there was really no true line of communication between us, I liked our Tibetan monk friend. He offered me some dried goji berries while grunting and muttering, "Good". Full steam ahead, we cruised through the archipelago out of Stockholm towards Turku, Finland. The views from the deck of our ship were amazing as we navigated ...
The alarm went off at quarter to four. We rolled out of our tent, folded it up, got dressed and were on the road in 15 minutes. We'd packed everything in the car the night before as we knew we had an early start to get the ferry to Finland.
After about an hour we were almost at the ferry port when we realized that we were at the wrong one! We needed to be in Stockholm not at the ferry terminal north of the city! Luckily we had ...