A Day at the Market:
We got up at 12:10pm, entirely on accident. Especially since check out was at 12:00pm. The people up front were great about it though. So we locked up our luggage and took off to the train station to book our transit to Turku, Finland. We took the tram there and quickly found that there was no need to book. Upside, we knew and could move on. So we had lunch at Baquette, Co. which quite possibly may be our favorite place to eat in Finland.
Then we walked down the avenues to the Harbor Market. All of the local eateries and craft vendors get together Monday through Friday to sell their goods. There were souvenir vendors as well, and we were able to find something small to take away. As we were walking through, a woman called out to the two of us asking if we wanted to try a sample. Jana braved it and immediately walked over and took what she had to offer. Kaloveet is considered a local delicacy to some parts of Finland. Jana calls it "very seasoned little fish" because that's exactly what it is. It still had the head and tail, the only thing missing was the eyes. And she ate it!
***Note: It was actually very good!
After a little more walking around, we headed back to the hostel and got our bags and went to catch our train. While waiting, we got some ice cream and Jocelyn spotted her first genuine "Meanwhile." This is a term, used to describe a guy that is so genuinely hot that he supercedes conversation. He will be posted on here as soon as we get the opportunity to upload photos.
Finally we got to the best part of the day.... THE TRAIN!!! (according to Jana)'
Aside from sitting in the wrong seats, originally, the ride was pretty short and simple. Two hours of relaxing and sleeping and we were there. At first we didn't even realizing we were moving b/c the train was so smooth. We then arrived in Turku.
Turku is genuinly modernized in its entirety. 99% of phones here, are cell phones. We also learned it would be practically impossible to locate an internet cafe (until today that is). We located our hostel w/little to no effort b/c at this point, we have become adept at locating that which we desire w/ little to no effort... except again, for the internet cafe.
So we got ourselves checked in and then went across the street to the local burger joint where we sat and ate on the harbor and relaxed for a couple of hours before turning in. We had to be well-rested for RuisRock!