The weekend began with adventure. The scenic view from the bus to Helsinki and Tampere was like a landscape that I had only seen in postcards till now.
The sauna – followed by dip into the icy cold water – was something that I had only heard of and watched on Discovery. As amusing as I found it, little did I imagine experiencing this first hand.
Jussi and Peppi ensured we would have a memorable time. After we shopped at the local store for the weekend; we drove to Jussi’s cabin in Vesilahti, on our way we recharged our batteries at Makasiini, a cosy little pizzeria, and then got to the main event of the evening. We then made a snowman and shot the little fella with a potato gun. Wasn’t as easy as Jussi made it look. 🙂
Alternating between the hot sauna and back braking ice cold pool was an adrenaline rush- an experience so surreal.
We went to a Mountain called Mustavuori, also known as the black mountain. At first, Pratik, Shinto & I struggled to ski down the slope. After a couple of falls we did manage to ski (if we may call it, I shall leave Jussi and Peppi to judge that)
What started as an adventure, ended as an escapade. That of course is Pratik’s story to tell. 😉
To sum up the weekend: A Brilliant welcome to Finland. Looking forward to the excitement this Exotic Country has to offer. Jussi & Peppi, once again, Thank you.