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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 ...
... dog, on her lap, Maria was steering and David was precariously balancing on the rails at the back. Whether it was the combined weight or the road conditions or a combination of both, we started to pick up speed alarmingly quickly. Then it got the speed wobbles, Joonas thought we'd tip over, but somehow we managed to just make it round the final bend onto the flat section. Our sigh of relief was short lived, we were then heading straight for an oncoming car. The efforts ...
... Czech beer, Kozel, on tap) while Maria went for a warming Minttu kaakao (a hot chocolate with a generous measure of mint liquor in it).
The bar started to get really busy and it turned out it was because Finnish guitarist/singer Mikko Alatalo was playing. He used to be very popular in Finland and everyone seemed to know of him and were singing along, some were even up dancing.
After his set, the bar emptied pretty quick ...