Scandic Julia Turku
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... somewhat of a ritual to a traditional one: sit, ladle, sweat, cool off in the other room, repeat a couple times, pour cold water on you, repeat, sit in a cold tub, repeat again until you
hallucinate. He said it's 25 Euros for an hour but gave us enough wood for 2. I never thought we'd last that long but we did. Deanne liked looking at the steam come off my body when in the cooling room. I haven't been this hot since I was in a Turkish Hamam and I ...
... into the supermarket across the street for some picnic fare, and then walked up to what Google Maps showed was supposed to be a nice park by the riverbank. Well, Google Maps lied; what we found when we got there was actually a parking lot, some industrial-looking buildings, and a few farmer's fields behind lots of overgrown brush. Alex tried to find a way around to see if there was a park elsewhere, ...
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 ...
... I met up with Nick and we made our way to the Aboa Vetus (Old Turku) Museum. This facility is below street-level and showcases the city's medieval streets. Ongoing excavations have unearthed thousands of interesting artefacts and some of the old undergound streets are preserved intact. It was time for lunch so we picked a random underground cafe. Our arbitrary selection proved successful as the buffet of pork medallions, chicken, potatoes, and grilled vegetables was ...
... entry, if I don't get into the routine of writing daily. My blogging instincts are dormant, long gone are my active blogger days... (Thanks to the brain-free zone of Facebook plus the creativity & hours needed for photography.)
Well, we'll just have to see what happens, won't we? In any case I will be in the Mediterranean for the very first time in my life and ...