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Turku - A travel report by roberto
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Turku,  Finland - flag Finland -  Lansi-Suomen Laani
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Turku Finlands oldest city

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Turku has just celebrated its 775th anniversary,but the more archeologists dig,the more difficult it is becoming to determine its actual age.medieval is medieval.


HANDSOME SCANDINAVIAN FISHERMAN IN ÅVENSOR
HANDSOME SCANDINAVIAN FISHERMAN IN ÅVENSOR
Turku Archipielago:an excelent idea for spending holidays. here you find the most beautiful island in the worlds most beautiful archipielago.It is bound to be one of the approximately twenty thousand islands to choose from Archpielagos trail:you can get there by taxi,bike,car,moped,-boat or ferry. Moomin World: Two personage spend their summer in beautiful Naantali: THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC...and moominmamma.you can vist their gardens also. World Heritage Sites: Old Rauma and the nearby Sammallahdenmäki are included in the UNESCO world heritage list

Favourite spots:
ALONG RIVER AURAJOKI
ALONG RIVER AURAJOKI
Turkus castle: dating back to the 1280s is one of the most outstanding examples of finlands national heritage.the castel heyday was in the mid 16th century during the rule of duke johan and katarina jagellonica.the castles exhibitions include finlands history and also show dress,customs,and interior decoration styles of past centuries.

What's really great:
ON THE BRIDGE
ON THE BRIDGE
st michaels church much loved by locals lies inthe western part of the city..the 100 year old jugendstil church designed by lars sonck is open to public wed-to sun.here in this picture...its not on the bridge...its the oldest wooden ship of the world ...come to see this!

Sights:
CELEBRATING LABOUR DAY  VAPPUA
CELEBRATING LABOUR DAY VAPPUA
aurajoki river,kuppitaanpuisto: apark for the whole family,
Kuralan Kylämöki museum for children and family,
Zoolandia,
Short archipielago trali via Sieli,
Turku region museums,archpielago music festivals,
Naantali,
Turkus guest marina,Turkus great islands: smugglers island Vepsä,
Maisaari famers and seafarers island,
Pähkinäinen hazelnut bushes and horses,
Loimaa town and country living...here you find statuary park,and agriculture sarka..
Rauma,Vaaka finland

Accommodations:
GOING IN ABOAT TO TURKU THROUGH ARCHIPIELAGO
GOING IN ABOAT TO TURKU THROUGH ARCHIPIELAGO
Naantali hotel spa offers unforgetable experiences combining sootheing treatments atractive sorroundings and delicious food.
Ruissalo spa hotel:is a versatile center for physical exercise and health.the swelling sea,lush oak woods,flowering meadows and smoothe rocks on the shore do wonders for the soul.only 15 min. away from turku
turku accomodations: scandic plaza,scandic julia,hotel centro,sokos hotel,ramada hotel,cumulus turku,hotel linnasmäki

Nightlife:
WONDERFUL FINNISH DESSERTS AT RESTAURANTS
WONDERFUL FINNISH DESSERTS AT RESTAURANTS
sham rock cafe and restaurant: meeting place for the best in town.bors night club at night time.bar hemingway in ramada hotel and most exciting tropical paradise in turku: holiday club caribia eight pools and several saunas providing excitement for whole family

Hangouts:
RINCON LATINO IN TURKU.BEST PLACE FOR INTERNATIONLA REUNIONS
RINCON LATINO IN TURKU.BEST PLACE FOR INTERNATIONLA REUNIONS
sham rock cafe, bar hemingways,bors cafe bar,RINCON LATINO SPEAK YOUR OWN LANGUAGE HERE AND SHARE WONDERFUL MOMENTS

Restaurants:
FRIENDSHIP MOMENTS AT STOCKMANS
FRIENDSHIP MOMENTS AT STOCKMANS
sevilla,haralds,bors cafe,fransmanni oscars place, dennis,cafe marinum,

Other recommendations:
RUISSALOS WONDERFUL SUNSETS AND FINNISH HANDSOME MEN
RUISSALOS WONDERFUL SUNSETS AND FINNISH HANDSOME MEN
MYLLY SHOPPING CENTER, KAUPATORI,RESTAURANT FOIJATURKUS SWEDISH THEATHERMERIKANTO MUSICAL AT SAMPPALINNA SUMMER THEATHERWÄINÖ AÖLTONEN MUSEUM, ART MUSEUM....SIBELIUS MUSEUM DEDICATED TO MUSIC,ETTE HEM A PIECE OF CULTURAL HISTORY LUOSTARIN MÄKI HANDICRAFTS MUSEUMABOA VETUS &ARS MUSEUM

Published on Tuesday May 31th, 2005


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Tue, May 31 2005 - 02:04 PM rating by christianj.

Hi Evy,

two informative reports including great pictures during 2 days of membership - wow!! I really like them. Welcome to Globosapiens...

Regards, Christian

Tue, May 31 2005 - 07:14 AM rating by davidx

So far we've only used Turku for transport to the Åland Islands but we felt we had missed out not allowing some more time there. You confirm that idea!

Tue, May 31 2005 - 01:53 AM rating by ravinderkumarsi

nice report

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