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Travel Blogs from Haukipudas
In advance I thought I would illustrate where I am heading when I get to England. I arrive to London on the 11th of April and depart on the 17th of April on route to a remote island off Finland for a bon fire party to celebrate a Nordic traditional spring festival ...
... t remember the Finnish name) but with an artistic twist. Instead of making the dough into bun shapes we made different and very interesting shapes, which once baked didn't resemble the original shape idea.
Fortunate for us we had some high Northern Light activity whilst in Oulu. There was a G1 storm and we were able to see green, yellow and pink Northern lights from our friends apartment. It was just amazing to watch ...
... and heading into the city to buy alcohol and get drunk by the lake. Do as the Finns do, I say! We did the same! (Sorry Nan). This party had two live bands and a DJ playing. The first band played some Finnish rock, the second did covers of Finnish and English songs; dancing to YMCA was hilarious! And the DJ played a mix of Finnish and English pop songs... and a remix of YMCA!
The next big party we went to was a bit of a fail because we spent too ...
... in my life. After our activity rotations had finished we were ushered into a room where we would be eating traditional Finnish pies and sausages. It was really great because there was a big fireplace where we could cook our sausages ourselves! After this most people (in seperate turns of boys and girls) went to the sauna before jumping in the freezing cold lake! As I had my first Finnish sauna yesterday I decided to opt out of this activity... too ...
... as a group of us had dinner together in Kate's apartment which is much bigger. As I sat at the table and looked around, I realised how amazing that moment was, to have girls from all over the world - Australia, Mexico, France, Germany and America... all sitting together and having the best time. It was a great night.
And I suppose that brings me to today! A few of us are going to check out the university campus for the first time! I'm pretty excited!
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free parking
- Pets allowed