Hotel Palo

Luostarinkatu 12, Naantali, Western Finland, 21100, Finland | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Naantali

An Island with a Past

A travel blog entry by derek_roberts10 on Jul 29, 2014

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... They have been modified and strengthened through time, especially WW2 and the guns upgraded also. Indeed, they were still functional until 2000, when they were deactivated and left in situ, a grim reminder of our recent past. There are several buildings on the island still, some of which were barracks and some of which doubled as a prison. Indeed the road, which is quite raised in parts, apparently was built by Manchurian ...

Chilling Out

A travel blog entry by derek_roberts10 on Jul 28, 2014

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... a museum dedicated to the work of Alvar Gullichsen, a Finnish Sculptor who invents machines that basically do nothing – ring any bells?. Instead, we went for a couple of strolls, once to the supermarket in town and once though the park along the banks of the lagoon to the end – here it used to infamous for its smell, as all effluent was thrown in here and with no flushing (no pun) there it ...

Plenty of Fish

A travel blog entry by derek_roberts10 on Jul 27, 2014

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... been blowing into our face so sailing was not an option. It therefore makes sense to travel when the winds are lightest, before the temperature gradient has built up and that means during the morning hours. With that and given that we had 32 miles to cover today, we were off and away by 08:45, once again following the 3.4m buoyed channel southwards to the town of Uusikaupunki.

I love the name Uusikaupunki, it means new town in Finnish ...

Naantali & a traditional Finnish sea cottage

A travel blog entry by bmbobel on Jul 17, 2014

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... to the Moomins) to buy a present for Mazzy, even though Colin and Pekka made fun of me for doing it. After about an hour in town, we headed back to the apartment, where Anneli had lunch waiting for us.

After lunch, we packed our overnight bags and drove about an hour to the sea cottage. Pekka and Anneli bought the original cottage in 1993 and then built a second cottage 10 years ago on the property. I had heard there was electricity but ...

At last, I've seen inside a Bowman 45!

A travel blog entry by derek_roberts10 on Jul 12, 2012

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... popular and we even had a British flagged boat as a near neighbour. She was a Bowman 45, a classic blue water cruising yacht from the early 90’s and its’ owner, who’s name I’ve sadly forgotten, is a Dutchman who has married a Scottish lady (same problem with names) and as a consequence, has lived in Scotland (Glasgow) for 35 years and now has an intriguing accent. They were cruising with 4 Dutch relatives and ...


This hotel, located on Luostarinkatu 12, Naantali, is near Moominworld (Muumimaailma).
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