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August 21st 2009
Published: January 23rd 2010
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Blissful twin room in Scandic Julia Hotel
We arrived to Turku at the later afternoon, we found a bus from airport to town immidiately and we drove. Weather was very nice - blue sky and temperature about 20 celsius above zero. While we were driving we glanced for a map to spot our hotel to find out where exactly it is. So, we got in trouble because the name of street was totally different - couple of minutes we were sitting counfused and I found what's up. In southern Finland all of the place and street names are given in to languages: Finnish and Swedish. Hotel named Scandic Julia was located at Eerinkikatu 9 street but at the map we saw Eriksgatan 9 street. Terrible and we felt like small children whose missed into thick fog. (-:

Turku is a historical town and it might be treat as the same as Kraków in Poland - as old capitol. It presents very nice - town is clean, well-groomed and not so overcrowded.

The most interesting object in Turku is Turku Castle. To get there you must to walk along Linnankatu/Slottsgatan and at the end you have to turn left to get to main entrance. You certainly will see
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A view from town to cathedral.
the castle from distance. Inside you admire the interesting exhibition and feel relaxed from crowds of tourists - there are no crowds!! (-:

Please consider - Finland is a very expensive coutry and you will have to spend more money than you expect to spend but quality of products and service are much better than at the most of contries whose I ever visited. I felt relieve when I compared some prices in different coutries and what I might to purchase for the same money. Finland is expensive but not so expenive to complain.




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Town centreTown centre
Town centre

Eerikinkatu and Auragatan junction.
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Promenade

View to river and oposite bank from Rantinen Lantakatu
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Turku Castle

Front side of castle
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Turku Castle

View from castle's courtyard
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Turku Castle

View from castle's courtyard
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Turku Castle

View from castle's courtyard
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Turku Castle

Original mural paintings from XVI century
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Turku Castle

Original mural paintings from XVII century and exhibiton of original sculptures from the same time.
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Turku Castle

Turku Castle from ferry. We sailed to one of the small islands surrounding Turku - look to next entry.
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Second bank

view over the river to second bank, mostly residential district.
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Nice house at Vappari bank

We saw some of this kind nice houses along the banks of Vappari Bay
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Nice house at Vappari bank

We saw some of this kind nice houses along the banks of Vappari Bay


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