- One thing I can say about the Finns – they know water pressure. I can definitely say I’ve never had a better hotel shower than where we’re staying…I only hope the shower where we end up living is good, too.
- Cool Ranch Doritos are called “Cool American” here.
- We had to send the laundry to the front desk to be cleaned, because the hotel doesn’t have a public laundry, and there apparently are no laundrymats here. We sent down a couple of pairs of jeans, 7 shirts, 5 undershirts, and several pairs of socks. The total: 73€. Even though it’s on the company dime…OUCH!
- I’m handwashing my delicates in the sink, and Stephen wants me to hand wash a couple of his nice shirts. Finding detergent was fun…We’ll see how this goes.
- We watched Notting Hill last night, in English with Finnish subtitles. “Whoopsie-daisies” is “hupsista keikkaa” in Finnish. I missed “adios the dishes” and “daft prick.”
- We went to see a possible place to stay last night. It was a 1 bedroom 1 bath in a neighborhood north of town. It was right on the sea (although on the second row of townhomes) in a very pretty area, and I’m sure in the summer it would have been gorgeous. But it was a little dingy, and it was about 3km from town, so it would have been quite remote for me without a car. There’s a place available in a month that we hope is a little better.
Church of the Holy Cross , Rauma, Finland
No idea what this is, just thought it was pretty sitting down next to the (frozen) stream.
Vahna Rauma (Old Town) has heated streets. Can you tell where they start heating?
This is The Kellari, where we had dinner Saturday night. It's a cool little place, heavy wooden door, and you go down into this cellar-like restaurant. The inside was beautiful!
I have no idea how this ice formed that way, but it's very neat!