Scandic Julia Turku
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... and seeing other homesteads, the boats, the water, horse farms, wheat fields, etc. We took a ferry and rode to Korpoo just west of here yesterday. That ferry is free for everyone but some others cost or are seasonal. We did 30 miles yesterday and about 12 today and we're beat.
The lunch buffet place in town is a godsend, with amazing food to fortify us. We're cooking all other meals, which is fun and a lot cheaper. ...
... 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, ...
... the beautiful scenery. The champagne lounge was at the very front the of the ship so we had amazing views, but I still ran up go the top deck to get some god pictures. It was a beautiful sail.
By 10pm we were getting tired and I wanted to see the rest of the ship, so we walked around and saw the club, casinos, restaurants, etc. It's a popular trek for tourists, so there were lots of Russians, Swedish and Finnish tourists. Colin was tired and went to the room but ...
... 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 ...
... all are, and free, which they all are not. As always though, once you entered the games started, donation for this and donation for that, they even asked for a 2 Euro coin in an honesty box to light a candle. Being the cunning little bargain hunter that I am I found that you can get a discount on this 2 Euro price if you wait until nobody is looking and just pay 10 Euro cents. It makes the same sound as 2 Euro and the priest still gives you that all inspiring smile to ...