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Footsore in Turku, Finland

This morning we said goodbye to the beautiful Tampere and jumped on a train headed to Turku.
Then we walked & walked & climbed stairs & took a wrong turn & walked but somehow we made it to destination number one ... The Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum. Before you start thinking we went to look at crocheting & knitting from the dark ages I'll tell you what it is. The outdoors museum is made up of 200 year old cottages that stand on there original sites, you are given a glimpse of days gone by when you visit the watch maker, post office, tobacco shop, wig maker & many more. This place is amazing, some of the places had people undertaking the jobs from that era, many willing to chat & show you what they were doing if they knew English.

Walking to the harbour was a great idea at the time (so was walking back to the hotel) I'm sure it's miles but you can't say were not getting our exercise. We went to see the Turku Castle, we opted to buy tickets & explore inside the castle. Well I feel like I've been up and down stairs, round & round in circles dozens of times but it was fascinating, they had many displays and a number of rooms set up.

Finally decided it was cool enough (we have a room with an air con!) and our last change to buy some of my favourite Finnish chocolate, sorry this will not be making it home you know with the hot weather & all ; )

Posted by ChristieA 11:00 Archived in Finland

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Loving all the pics, keep them coming. Sounds like you have been having an awesome time. Keep safe xx

by Wendy Sawyer

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