Scandic Hotel Plaza Turku
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... am going to write a letter!!
Once we finally got on the ferry we dropped our bags in our cabin and went up to wave goodbye to Stockholm as we sailed off. It was really beautiful and made especially relaxing by the fact that we are on the move but don’t have to drive and we are going out for dinner but don’t have to choose the restaurant!! Nice.
Speaking of dinner …. we rushed through our ‘leaving Stockholm ...
... road there are heaps of purple, pink & white lupins, daisies, buttercups, & even bright orange poppies. In the town gardens there are heaps of rhododendron, pansies, petunias, & geraniums & dahlias. It makes me think of my dad, & Tina every time, as they love those flowers in particular. We also discovered tiny blueberry bushes growing in the forest- everywhere. I had read that ...
... either didn't respond or didn't have their calendars up to date, so I booked a Holiday Inn downtown. It had a pool and a sauna for about $11 0 US a night.
We walked from the ferry to the room. That might have been a mistake since it was a mile and a half. That seems to be just outside of our limit for walking with the bags, but it was a nice walk past a castle, a maritime museum, and we followed the Aura river upstream to the hotel. ...
... the Temppeliaukio Church, which is a really cool church carved entirely out of a rock face. I've seen an awful lot of churches in my travels, and though some of them are quite spectacular, usually it's a case of same old, same old. This one was really different, though. It's a fairly modern design, built entirely out of solid rock, and light comes in via skylights. The acoustics are amazing due to the way it was designed, so there are often concerts and musical events held there. There ...
Wake up Sunday morning all too early around 10am since I didn't get to sleep until 5am, and there has been thunderstorms all night. It is overcast and looks like rain, so I make the wise decision not to go to the last day of the festival. Other acts are Mars Vaulta, Suicidal Tendencies and headline Snoop Dogg. None of which really appeal and even less appealing is the the long work again which surely would have turned into mud if 30,000 are stomping it!