Hotel K5 Levi
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... to Julli's so we didn't really have to look at the menu, we usually have a burger. Today was no exception, David had the usual "Burger with Antlers", a cheeseburger with reindeer meat on the top, and Maria had a Salmon burger served in a dark rye bun with a chilli shrimp mayo. The best bit about the burger meals is that they come with about half a kilo of shoestring fries. It's always a struggle to finish them but always good to try.
... snow (do the maths).
Maria made some warm sandwiches for dinner and then David went out to the Äkäslompolo Sauna & Beer Club with Timo. Local men get to use the sauna and the ice hole between 7-8pm every Monday so they are all used to a very, very hot sauna. The ice hole, however, gives the body respite with regular dips in the freezing water (David went in 3 times). It is obligatory to also drink cold beer during the sauna just to make sure ...
... fried chicken and rice. Just perfect for warming us up from the inside.
Just in case we hadn't warmed up properly, the sauna was heated up too. Being a proper wood fired sauna it takes a good amount of time, and logs of wood, to bring the temperature up to about 60c.
David had put some of his dark Czech beer, Kozel, outside in the cold, but only for the time he was in the sauna just in case it froze again. It was perfectly chilled ...
... at the bottom of the hill, it was -30c. It was -15c on the slopes so collectively we decided against snowboarding, we would wait until it was a bit warmer.
After a filling breakfast of oat porridge and blueberry soup, we made our way over to Markus' house which was just over 4km away. We took a couple of kicksledges to make the trip down the hill quicker. Quicker definitely, but not without heart stopping moments. On one sledge, Katja took the seat with ...
... sauna was heated up and by the time it was our turn, it was really hot. We didn't stay in too long before retreating to the cold outside and a nice cold beer.
David got caught up writing the blog and forgot about the beers he'd put outside earlier. By the time he went back to them which was maybe only an hour later, they were frozen. Not completely frozen, more like a slush and only a mouthful or two could be poured from the can at a ...