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Jun 11, 2014 - Turku, Finland

Turku, Finland Who has heard of Turku? I had not until Grammar said we were going there. Ruth and Andrew's son told us that the route from Turku to Stockholm was the prettiest way to go from Finland to Sweden. So we took the train to Turku, stayed there overnight, and caught the morning ferry to Stockholm. Turku is very old, much older than Helsinki. We thought we only had time to do one thing; so we went to the Turku Castle.The castle is the largest surviving medieval building still in use in Finland. Construction was started in 1280 near...

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Apr 23, 2009 - Turku, Finland

We were picked up by shuttle from Ramstein, Germany at 5 am, flew to Prague, then onto Helsinki, took the bus to Turku. We arrived in Turku at 7pm, John Allen, Finland Coach picks us up on the roadside by the stadium. We run into the game and catch the second half. We then head to John's house and meet his wife Elena - she is from northern Finland right by the Artic Circle and their two kids, Rebecca (10) and Natlie (12) we are the first Americans the girls have met, hope we made a good impression. Marty was able to work with John and his...

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Jul 29, 2008 - Turku

Ahhh! A smooth glass of black currant wine with a spaghetti dinner is a nice way to end our day. We are sitting at the outdoor section of the communal kitchen facility. The sun is slowly setting by the beach and a warm breeze is blowing. It was not too busy of a day today and for some reason it was still sufficient enough to tire us out—must have been the heat. I think we are also still charging our batteries for our upcoming 5 day stint in Stockholm. The loud revving of the engine of a nearby camper trailer woke us up this morning. Our...

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Oct 23, 2007 - Turku, Finland

Coffee body scrub, chocolate bath and a chocolate lotion massage..... pure self-indulgence at a spa in Naantali (near Turku in Finland). It's wonderful! The town has closed down as it's out-of-seaon.. a comment i now know to expect everywhere i go. But this is crazy. This is the equivalent of 'The Rocks' in Finland... and everything is closed. Try to imagine Crcular Quay packing up at the end of summer and you start to get an idea of what it's like. The only place i can get a coffee is the bus station or local hotel. I decide to wander the...

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The Test

Sep 23, 2006 - Turku - Mighty Castle and LOOORDI

Chris and I arrive in Turku at about nine on a Saturday morning. To my surprise the streets are deserted except for a spare scattering of joggers and unrested clubbers. I am convinced that if this were an English town it would be busy with shoppers and tradesmen and am surprised by the lack of activity. We visit the great stronghold of Turku, an eight humdred year old edifice which contains an amazing number of rooms, large collections of porcelain, glass, costume, furniture and household items from the last few hudred years. It takes hours...

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Andy's Wanderings

Sep 8, 2006 - Turku, Finland

My second stop in Finland was a small town called Turku. I would not have come here but I met a guy from Finland while in Poland and he said he would show me around if I made it there. I could have gone straight from Helsinki to Stockholm but I had such a good time with my two Dutch friends that I decided I should take advantage of having a local tour guide. Seeing Europe is amazing enough but being able to learn about a city through a local even adds more enjoyment. Turku is a town of about 160,000 people, most of which are students. It is...

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Sep 15, 2005 - Turku

Start: Torsholma End: Turku Weather: Light Rain first thing in the morning then Overcast Ride: 100km The wind had died down significantly by the time I woke up at 8am, although the occasional gust would shake the tent. Also occasionally, a light mist of rain would dust the tent. I spent some time journal writing then packed up, hitting the road before 11am. Immediately I knew the wind had changed overnight because I was riding into a headwind, probably a north-westerly. This was going to hinder my progress north up the Brando island chain,...

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