"Turku - City of lost memories and lost money" Turku by biggeorge

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I have to confess i know next to nothing about Turku , apart from that it used to be the capital and is in a mixed Finnish/Swedish speaking area . We drove the Silver Whore in from Helsinki to meet some friends for Vappu and got drawn into a whole world of Finnish hospitality and ended up staying there four days.

Day 1 - Drink own bodyweight in various ( 10 ) types of alcohol, go to 3 parties , eat nothing apart from a sausage and some crisps , laugh at Dave stacking into a fold up chair and a bench, fall asleep with eyes open.
Day 2 - Eat an apple- throw it up again , go for a picnic on the mountain , drink lots of wine , go to a boat drink lots of beer, go to a pub drink more beer , go clubbing , fall over , talk bollocks all bloody evening.
Day 3 - Have sauna and dinner , top up fluid levels with red wine , fail to learn how to play the guitar or the piano , throw up again.
Day 4 - Get up at 4 , vow to give up drinking , have 2 non-alcoholic drinks then launch into the beers in Finlands worst nightclub , end up drinking Absinthe with a 16 year old and have a kebab.
Day 5 - Drive back to Helsinki

So cheers Turku and everyone in it , my liver hurts when I even think about alcohol and I can now only breathe out of one nostril , though i'll definately come back next year.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Vilmos, Vappu, Sauna
  • Cons:Salmiakki
  • In a nutshell:Vappu , killed more braincells than a lobotomy
  • Last visit to Turku: Apr 2004
  • Intro Updated May 11, 2004
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  • Kuznetsov_Sergey's Profile Photo
    Sep 25, 2006 at 3:13 AM

    Hi George! A lot of information and intimate impressions I gathered from your tips and pics. I have some as well after my visiting Turku this month. Beautiful city by the way!

  • MariaNyman's Profile Photo
    Jun 16, 2005 at 5:05 AM

    We receive the white hats upon graduation from upper secondary school. And the ones with the dirties hats have been to the best parties ; )

  • bakerman's Profile Photo
    May 19, 2004 at 2:35 AM

    you got it down, mate! they should give youz guys honorable citizenship!

  • kimmo_v's Profile Photo
    May 19, 2004 at 12:51 AM

    This page is hilarious and makes Turku sounds like a place to visit!! ;-) And ice-hockey definately belongs to finnish sauna, always...:-)))) I do like your travelogues a lot; you guys know how to have fun in Finland...;-)

  • craic's Profile Photo
    May 18, 2004 at 9:01 PM

    So Vilmos turns you into a shoe gazer. Oh well, one day the party will have to stop - but in the meantime ... it is no jelly and ice creamer.


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