It’s hicksville. Stay away from drunken rednecks and don’t get stabbed.
Seriously, I’ll bet it’s a nice little town, never been there myself. People there speak some brogue, so that most likely won’t be like rest of the Finland speaks. I heard the wooden old town is pretty sight. Rauma is also famous from lace twiddling (no idea if that’s a correct term), so if you’re into making lace then you’re in heaven.
Here’s towns web pages in english. There seems to be some event’s there.
Hope this helps. I’ll bet you manage yourself fine speaking English. People might be embarrassed if they’re not so confident about their language skills, but that’s just how Finnish people are.
Anything special you need to know about Finland or Rauma?
Right now, I’m particularly interested in how much sunlight there will be. I hear it’s “dark in autumn”, but I’m from Canada so it’s not like I don’t know what “north” is; but people keep warning me. Is it really that drastic?
dont know anything about Rauma but i just moved couple weeks ago to Turku which is 100km from rauma.
Nice old city and worth of visiting, i think.
Also i just couple days ago bought my own house near center of Turku so if you’re coming let me know, you can stay night over at my place and i can heat up a sauna.