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    The old vicarage: Free coffee!

    by ATLC Updated Mar 8, 2008

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    When we got to the restaurant it turned out to be a 100 year old vicarage on the border of the Botnia Strait.
    It was closed but the owner gave us coffee and cake (excused himself that the cake was not fresh as he had baked it the day before). He told us about his plans to exploit this place.
    A wooden building, 100 years old, is very special because wooden houses don't usually survive very long.
    It used to be a vicarage and the some of the vicars (kirkoherra) were quite colourful! One was a drunk, another a smuggler.

    Favorite Dish: The owner Ari Hitula would not hear of us paying for the coffee.
    He explained that he was going to exploit this restaurant (Ravintola in Finnish). And build a big sauna and summer cottages.

    I wrote this tip originally in May 2003, after my visit in September 2002.
    Now, in 2008, I looked at the website again and found that Ari did indeed fulfill his plans!
    There are cabin cottages on the premises now.
    If you click here%L you will find the top photo of the vicarage. And a description of the cabins.

    SIMO FINLAND The old vicarage/restaurant/hotel at Simo
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