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Unfortunately, my parents told me they would cut me off, and I'm only allowed to fulfill my Bucket List only if I get my studies in at one of my stops. I told them I would stop at the country with the best education in the world, Finland. That made them say yes to my trip. Haha. I will to the southwest part of Finland to an area called Turku, Finland. This area has a city vibe and a ...
... has been living in Helsinki for years. Our night ferry to St. Petersburg, Russia leaves Saturday night and we're excited about that too. We have a 72 hour visa free excursion there. The visa process in Russia is painful and expensive. The cost of our ferry there and back is the same as a visa cost and it's much easier. The downside is that we only get 72 hours in the country but that's better than not seeing St. Petersburg.
... for a run) and in really lazy fashion (me, who didn't). We're all a bit tired today, so we've slowed the pace quite a bit.
Dinner and singing boat cruise
We decided to do something a little different tonight for dinner, and opted to splash out on a boat cruise aboard the steamship s/s Ukkopekka, a 1930s-era steamship. The cruise, which departed from Turku's harbourfront, took us to the teeny-tiny island of Loistokari in the nearby archipelago. It was full ...
... section first where we explored military ships and a large sail ship. Then headed indoors. There was a room which had a massive collection of motors. All sorts of motors for boats and is apparently the largest collection in the world! I would believe it as it's an unusual item to collect to me! But John was in awe! From the museum we headed to the hotel to collect our luggage and catch the tram back up to the Ferry Terminal to ...
... bottle of hard clear spirit was pretty much the standard accessory to each of the examples that we walked past. Some of them tried a bit of a hello, but most just sat on the ground spaced out of their head. As we continued down the road there was more and more evidence that these Finnish just love drinking, one man was so fond of drinking that he must have sold his shirt for the beer he was carrying and there was no other excuse for him to be shirtless and therefore ...