BEST WESTERN Spahotel Casino
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- Minbar in room
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Russian TV Channels Available
- Multilingual staff
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... edge, and we had another great sunset. That was the one place where we could have gotten real Finnish food at the restaurant, because the girl offered to cook for us. When I looked up what she was going to cook, it turned out to be salmon, which is what we had bought for ourselves to cook anyway. Oh well.......ours turned out very nice anyway. You should have seen the size of the mosquitoes there, ...
... it's famous reigning monarch of the time Olaf ii. With it's architecture quite different to the castle's we are used to in the UK, it is definitely worth a visit. It's particularly worth getting a photo of the lakes from the castle walls- very picturesque! The castle is also home to the famous Savolinna Opera festival, which takes place annually in the month of July. ...
... which involved moving large mounds of grass from one part of the island to another.
The ship itself also proved a great source of hospitality and entertainment with it's onboard sauna with the challenge being to run straight out of the sauna and to dive off the bow of the ship into the glacial lake (not for the faint hearted!)
... located on an island, which made it even nicer. Savonlinna is also located on several lakes. It's a city of 30,000 people or so and if there weather was nicer, I would have loved to go on a lake cruise, but it poured down rain all day. The lake cruises are only 10 euros and last about 2 hours, so in the future if I come back, I would like to do a cruise ...
... an hour before the park closed. we raced around looking at the otters and other caged critters like ferrets and stoats, then moved on to the owls, which there were a lot of. the snowy old was pretty cool, and the golden eagles were huge. next up was the fun part- the polar bears, brown bears and lynx. unfortunatly, the polar bears were asleep, and try as we could, we didnt see the brown bears anywhere. the lynx was ...