Original Sokos Hotel Seurahuone
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... near our centuries old farmhouse this afternoon. We're staying at a B&B on the island of Nagu and nobody else is here. There are about 6 rooms and this house would hold 15 people or more. But school started August 10, there aren't many foreign tourists, and the locals are done for the season. That's why shoulder season travel is so great: easy to get a room and prices are right. And it's nice and quiet.
This is an ...
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: ...
... 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 ...