Original Sokos Hotel Seurahuone
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... to come across a bar where a guy was singing ‘We come from the land down under’, so obviously I had to give a little cheer when he asked if there were any Australians around. We kept walking but soon ended up coming to the Viking Members Lounge where we clearly didn’t belong so we headed back to the bar to listen to more music. When he saw us the singer then sung some ACDC followed by Midnight Oil – it was a great end to a really good ...
... 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 ...
... we checked in, we could still go but it was crowded and we wanted to get out and about. But on a Sunday night it was empty. The saunas are separated by sexes and we're told clothing is optional, be we kept the suits on and I cooled off in the small pool afterwards. It was one of the nice changing rooms I've seen, with nice couches and wooden lockers. The common area near the pool had tables for people to meet and eat after the sauna.
... with a forest motif, and yet another is full-on playboy, looking like Hugh Hefner put it together. Really amusing.
Town by the river
Turku is Finland's third largest city and is on the southwest coast, near Sweden. The city used to be part of Sweden, and was actually Finland's capital in those days. It's very charming, set on the Aura river with restaurants and cafes and boats lining the riverfront. Very pretty all lit up at night. We walked into town, stopping at ...
... to the Hotel Bar Hemingways. I had a lovely Italian Red wine while reading up on what to see in Turku the next day and also did some research on the ferry to Stockholm and accommodation for Stockholm. John came down and we had 2 drinks before the bar staff flashed the lights to say no more service at 2330. We decided on the ferry and John was booking an Air BnB apartment with a washer so we could catch up on washing which was well ...