Sokos City Bors
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... a snake! Finland only has 2 snake species and only one being venomous. Had an awesome close encounter! So, it was a productive day all in all.
Lesson of the day: To drive a car from A to B, is not normally a medal ceremony event for me, but today, after being so scared to drive in another country on my own in the first place, it was. Today, I felt like it was ok to be on my own, because I just proved to myself that I don't need Him to survive.
... The city part is busy with many buildings, but the country area has beautiful, old homes and gorgeous nature, such as the streams. Finland is known for their superior education, so I will take a semester and study statistics at the University of Turku, Finland. I will stay in a dorm, but I will be doing less studying and more roaming around. As long as I pass the class, don't tell my parents ...
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 ...
... taking photos and got to the castle with an hour before closing. There are 2 sides to the castle. The towers and main castle area and another exhibition. They have the rule that to see both at the time we were there you have to change sides by 5.30. I missed out by 5 minutes so only saw one side which was a little disappointing. It was a huge castle with so much to see so we definitely needed a couple of hours. After the castle we ...