Original Sokos Hotel Seurahuone
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... homestead turned into a B&B. There are several here. But it's also a working farm. A path behind the house leads to the beach and lakehouse. Another path leads off to a tour of the land, including a blacksmith shop. The path goes past the sauna and you walk over mossy rocks covered with lichen, through a pine and birch tree forest. Multi-colored
mushrooms dot the spongy floor. It's green! The trees, the moss, ...
Today we decided to hop a bus to the nearby island of Naantali, which is meant to be a happening summer hotspot with beaches, nature parks, an amusement park for Moomin (the creepiest children's characters ever... if you've never heard of them, see this), a beautiful old town, a harbour, etcetera. It all sounded pretty good to us, so we made our way into the centre of town this morning and got some local transit passes, and headed out.
The bus ride ...
This morning we took forever to get out of the hotel. When I woke John told me he had trouble booking the place on Air BnB. Apparently Air BnB randomly choose people that need to "verify" their online and offline self. I hadn't needed to go through the offline self for the last place we stayed at so I wasn't aware. They want you to scan or photograph your government issued ID and upload it for them. Also they want a lot of other ...
Ok. Four more days and I'll be heading out the front door and to the airport. Woohoo!
And look what we've got planned for us:
Day 1: Introduction to Villa Lante and Institutum Romanum Finlandiae (our host for the course) plus an evening reception
Day 2-4: Ancient and medieval Rome (Forum Romanum, Palatium, Capitolium, Pantheon, Aventinus, Trastevere etc.)
Day 5: Early Christian Rome and medieval Rome (walk around the city)
Day 6-7: ...
... We started with the old famous castle that, again, millions of Finnish people come from all over to see. But... No, no castle today, as it was closed for the Midsummer Festival, the same festival that we experienced in Sweden a few days ago. Not to worry we thought, and moved on to our second site, the oldest building in Turku. Closed again, well that was pretty s**t we thought and moved on to our third building, the old Turku Cathedral which surprisingly was open. Of ...