Slow tourism roadtrip

We have been lacking in internet connections lately but now we are back in Sweden so its time for one last post about our north european trip.

Coming back from the draisines, we slept one night in Reettas parents house then got picked up by Reettas sister Erika  who drove us to Turku where we added Erikas husband to the gang and started on a small road trip. We drove to the small town of Naantali where the Mumin live for lunch then moved on to the island of Kustavi where we found a small camp site for the night.

We rented a small cabin with a sea view, made barbecue for dinner and went to the sauna to relax – cooling down with a swim in the sea under a blazing sky in the sunset. The next day we drove from island to island over numerous bridges and crossing the longer stretches of water by small ferries. It took us about more or less the whole day drive along the ring road back to Turku, the whole thing was more or less just a scenic drive to let us see the wonderful finish nature.

Not rushing from place to place, just sitting in the car, getting a good view of the surroundings and taking it easy, and seeing several parts of the same site over an extended period of time is a nice break from the usual rhythm of tourism. I like to call it slow tourism, the sightseeing equivalent to slow food.

When we got back to Turku we made a short detour to a ruined castle and half an hour or so climbing around on the walls before heading to the home of Riika´, another one of Reettas many sisters. We had one last visit in the Sauna then slept one last night in Finland before getting the ferry to Stockholm. After some 12 hours or so on board the big passenger ferry we landed in central Stockholm, thus ending our trip. I am still not using my own computer so you have to wait a few more days before you get any photos but I will pose them later.

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