Rauma, have you ever heard of this little town in western Finland? Neither had I before I went there. But I can assure you, it’s well worth a visit!
The old town of Rauma is on the UNESCO world heritage list due to the many quaint old wooden houses on narrow cobblestone streets. Wooden houses were the thing of the past in Scandinavia, but wild fires and an urge to modernize meant that many of them disappeared. Few places have so many beautiful old wooden houses intact as Rauma does.
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We took lovely walks through the cute neighborhoods of Rauma, admiring the woodwork on the houses. The town is also famous for embroidered doilies. Mama and I admired the first and only statue that we have seen of a woman embroidering. Most other statues in European cities depict kings and other rich and powerful men.
At night, mama left me at Hanna’s place and headed down to the Finnish Tango-joint and the local Karaoke Bar. The song-list was impressive, but mama didn’t find anything she felt like singing.
Do you want more information about traveling to Rauma and other Finnish towns with a dog? Mama has collected a bunch of information on the page Plan a Trip – Finland.
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