the chef of the place prepared the sign for us by the entrance.
we took a refuge at the salo station building. the old wooden one. the
lifeline – the phone number for salo taxi call center – was working so
we managed to get a taxi to get out of the station area in the
we were so cold and hungry that we asked the taxi driver to find us a
breakfast place. he dropped us off at this wonderful and wonderfully
cute diner “cafe rio” and said he wouldnt charge us.
the cafe started to serve breakfast only two weeks ago. the locals who
could not hide the fact that they were staring at us – two asian girls
appearing in the very early morning in salo – made us smile and felt
comfortable staring back at them.
we were supposed to stay overnight at wiurila manor near salo, but
gave up on that idea as we got so tired. so we took the very first
train to salo from helsinki.
the train was rather empty and destined for turku. most passsengers
were sleeping and (probably) therefore no announcements about the
stops were given.
we almost missed our stop at salo as we were the only people getting
off. we were welcomed by the pitch black, frozen/freezing, and totally
empty Salo station.