Even further South down the Aurajoki River lies the medieval Turku Castle. It is about a 45 minute walk from our apartment, but well worth it. This was the castle from which Sweeden’s kings ruled over Finland for hundreds of years. Today it doubles as a museum as well, but unfortunately wasn’t open when we … More Turku Castle
Went for a walk along the Aurajoki River and spotted this whale’s tail. It’s a sculpture that sits near the end (or beginning) of the river where it begins to meet up with the Baltic Sea. It’s beautiful, and BIG. The picture doesn’t really convey the enormity of the sculpture or the hundreds of colors … More A Whale’s Tail
Easter is this Sunday, and we’ll be missing the homemade sausages, family gatherings and searching for baskets, but we have plenty to look forward to here in Finland! While reading Culture Shock, Finland I came across this… “Easter is a Finnish version of Halloween; children dress up as witches or trolls, with trick-or-treat style traditions. The … More Trick or Treat it’s…Easter!