The first day of the final week of my Humble Tour consisted of a day trip to Turku, Finland’s oldest city. A 2-hour bus ride away from Helsinki (€14), the city has a combination of old and new, and, by a stroke of pure traveller’s luck, also holds Finland’s largest medieval festival (30 June to 2 July this year). The festival pretty much takes up all of the old great square near the cathedral, and contains stalls, market food, games, demonstrations, and a medieval horse tournament.
Yup, that’s right: a horse tournament.
The entry fee of €13 was some of the best cash I’ve forked out, because not only was the jousting (!!) awesome, but I also met my knight in shining armour.
Some of the other moments from today:
But really, my knight was the best thing about the day–even better than my double (quadruple?) serving of gelato. I have a video uploaded as my Instagram of the Day, but I’ll try to upload more shinies once I’m back on my computer.
Accommodation: Fangirly housewivery
Food & drink: €17,60
Samantha’s knight in shining armour: Glorious and priceless