Scandic Julia Turku
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Soon I get the train to Helsinki. I'm staying in a hotel and I'm going to be cut off from the backpacker scene, which will be a slight relief but more lonely, I think. Don't worry I meet the Intrepid team on the 14th and then I'll be stuck with them for two weeks. Which means no peace and probably no internet... I'm hoping there are power points.
So thanks Turku for being ...
... of time so we had an hour until we had to be checked in, but it was going to take us an hour to get to the city. Joe put his foot down and we made it just in time. Crisis averted!
We got on the ferry prepared for our 11 hour trip with pillows etc. Everyone must have booked rooms to stay in (they have rooms to book like motel rooms) because for the first half hour of the trip the boat was pretty deserted. the time went ...
... sit back and relax (and save as much money as possible!) for a couple of months, as most of my preparations are now done. Only the ticket to the Cardiff rock club gig has to be obtained somehow, but I'm kinda guessing it won't be sold out, not quite yet anyway. Expect no posts in this blog for a while. Unless, of course, I decide to use the blog as a planning tool... ...
... the houses that we passed. After we left the ferry, we walked around the corner of Turku port and because we had not had enough of boats today, we boarded another ship, however this ship was going nowhere and was now a floating hotel. Apparently it was an old famous ship that Finnish people come from all over to see and experience, we just booked it because it was the cheapest accommodation in town.
After our night at sea/tied up in dock, we finally decided to ...
... driver on the bridge has a GPS. Much of the facilities on board are closed. I was expecting hundreds of young drunk Swedes hitting the duty free as soon as we set sail, but it appears most of the passengers are old farties like ourselves. The most exciting thing to happen was a sound check in the theatre. Hopefully they will get new batteries in the radio mics before the afternoon performance. Around about lunchtime we paid a brief visit to Mariehamn. This was to let ...
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