Radisson Blu Marina Palace Hotel, Turku
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... the gates only to be stopped about 60 metres along to wait for a while longer. Thankfully we had bought a bag of Doritos, otherwise I think we would have starved. Well Spencer may have, he doesn’t have any fat stores to fall back on! So about another 30 minutes on they started letting cars onto the ferry ….. but they didn’t let us through first!! After doing all of the hard work they let other Johhny-come-latelys on before us, how ...
... went for a walk along the canal in town, & botanical gardens. Today we went out to the coastal village of Naantali, as it was a more touristy spot things seemed to be open. We had a lovely walk around the harbour and across to another island. The weather is still cold, especially because it has been raining,although it isn't now. I have to tell you about all the wild flowers we have seen. On the side ...
Turku was a nice rest after the hectic pace of Stockholm. The weather was warm and sunny still. Turku is the 2nd largest city in Finland, the former capital, and a college town of about 177,000. Neither of us has been to Alaska, so it's also the farthest north we've ever been at 60 degrees North latitude. In early September, the sun is still setting after 8:00.
We had several problems trying to get a room via AirBnB. ...
... travelled to date.
Alex headed off on his own to do some sightseeing, while Catherine and I set out for a stroll around the design district. We browsed in a few galleries and then had breakfast in a cute little cafe, caught up on some emails and sipped cappuccino. One thing I should mention is that the WiFi in most cafes and public spots tends to use long Finnish words with lots of vowels as passwords, which is kind of amusing when you ask for the code.
We then walked ...
So glad I stopped in this university city. Experienced my first real sauna - even got to lulya. Also learned and got to play a game of Finnish baseball! What a great game. Oh yeah, also went to the hospital for my stomach - we'll see how that turns ...