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== Hitching Out ==
=== East towards [[Helsinki]] (motorway 1) ===
[[File:Crazy-helsinki.jpg|thumb|200px|left|What type of crazy person decides to hitchhike to Helsinki in the middle of Winter on a Sunday morning? At least [[amylin]] arrived, through the frozen rain, 3 hours later...]]
From [[Stockholm]], taking a cruise to Turku, rather than [[Helsinki]], is comparatively less expensive, and you can always hitch-hike the difference. The Viking Line cruise ships have free tourist maps of Turku at their information desks on board. Be warned that if you take a daytime cruise (which is about half the price), you will arrive in Turku at night. In the Fall, Winter, and early Spring, that means no daylight for hitch-hiking, and possibly extremely low temperatures, as well. Plus, there might not be much traffic on the icy (or slushy) roadways, since Turku is a rather small city.
=== East towards [[Helsinki]] (National Road 1) {{European Route Number|18}} === From [[Stockholm]] it is less expensive to taking a ferry to Turku rather than [[Helsinki]], and you can always hitchhike the remainder of the way. The motorway Viking Line cruise ships have free tourist maps of Turku at the information desks on board. Be warned that if you take a daytime cruise (which is about half the price), you will arrive in Turku at night. In the Fall, Winter, and early Spring, that means no daylight for hitch-hiking, and possibly extremely low temperatures, as well. Plus, there might not be much traffic on the icy (or slushy) roadways, since Turku is a rather small city. The National Road 1(European Route 18), being a main onemajor road, has a lot of exits to other motorways going to all different directions, but there are a few petrol stations / rest stops in between Turku and Helsinki, so it shouldn't be too hard to find a warm spot indoors in between rides. However, since the distance between Turku and Helsinki is not too muchvery large, it should also be possible to get a there in one single ride there.
==== at the on-ramp ====
You can also start from the very beginning of the motorway number 1/the end of the street called "Helsinginkatu". This is just next to both Student village (Ylioppilaskylä) and the University of Turku. Coming from the direction of the harbour and the bus station on "Helsinginkatu", after the bridge take the right side of the street. After the traffic lights there's a bus stop where you can start hitching. A sign is a good idea since there's a lot of cars driving to suburbs of Turku.
=== North towards [[Tampere]] (motorway National Road 9) {{European Route Number|63}} ===
Buses 1 or 18 go a short distance north of the centre to a crossroads in a neighbourhood called Raunistola. The point at which the motorway to Tampere begins is signposted several hundred metres south of the crossroads, but unfortunately not at the crossroads itself. Look for a small sign reading "[HW] 9", a street sign reading "''Tampereen valtatie''", and an R-Kioski and a small Hesburger side by side. One can hitch from the north end of the parking lot outside of the Hesburger, сars will probably stop in the bus stop next to the parking lot. Use a sign due to the large amount of suburban traffic.
Check [http://www.alandstrafiken.ax/eng/index.htm alandstrafiken.ax] for more infos.
===Northeast towards [[Forssa]], [[Riihimäki]], [[Hämeenlinna]] (main road National Road 10) (also [[Lahti]])===
A good place is about 4km from the centrum of Turku, on Hämeenlinnantie, at the crossroad of Nummi and Halinen. There is a bus stop there, and probably the correct bus is #4. Leave the bus at the Nummi library and walk 100m to the crossroads.
== Useful things ==
The library has free lockers (only 30 cm wide) and free internet access for 15 minutes. For a longer time you can ask at the desk next to the computers to reserve an hour for you. The library is situated on Linnankatu/Kauppiaskatu (Slottsgatan/Köpmansgatan).
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