Day 9.  Visiting Turku to see the Tall Ships Race

A second chance to admire the Tall Ships this summer as they sailed from Kotka to Turku in south west Finland.  Getting there was easy, travelling by Onnibus once again and by booking the tickets early it didn't cost very much.  The journey time from Helsinki to Turku was approximately two hours but with comfortable …

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Day 23.  A day in Turku, Finland

Our younger son's birthday and a day out in Turku located on the south west coast of Finland was the plan, it's Finland's oldest city and former capital.  We booked seats on a Pendolino service departing around 9.00 am.  The train was very clean and comfortable for our two hour journey and arrived on time. …

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