Travel Blogs from Jyväskylä
... the weekend after so hopefully plenty to talk about then!
THINGS I DID
Disc Golf - A
Awesome fun. It was free, took 2-2.5 hours and was great exercise. Seriously, give it a go - just remember to avoid the trees as the discs don't really pass through them.
Finnish Sauna - A
Done authentically with no pants! Only things missing were an ice cold pool to plunge into and an ice cold beer to drink but I'll get to that next time.
... I'm sure there is a guidebook though lol.
I also explored a bit more of the town and grabbed a bite to eat at a pretty cheap and friendly pizza place. 7 euro for a decent sized pizza with 4 kinds of meat on it - my kind of place!!
Things I did
Ran round the "large" lake - A
Peaceful, safe and flat. Do it.
Visited Harju Park and the viewing tower - ...
... finally did something other than travel to work, eat or sleep. I went to watch the local ice hockey team (JYP) play (they are national champions no less!). But they lost so I'm clearly a jinx though.
Interesting little arena (Synergie-Areena to give it its name). It holds about 4,000 people and has a good old-fashioned atmosphere in there. It is a proper hockey arena though, not all gleaming and fancy but down to earth and a little bit ...
... a bit of a photowalk by the lake (by myself) and sat in one of my fave cafes for quite a while, because I didn't fancy getting soaked by the bipolar weather. Sunshine and pouring rain, pouring rain and sunshine. Now I'm heading to my friends', as I decided to extend my visit by one night at their place, just so we could catch up properly.
In other words, I fought the boredom and I won. My wallet may not be thrilled, but at ...
... women's day and insisted that she take a break and head off with us. We all toured the campus a bit and it was truly lovely. The different styles and relationships with nature, seeing the oldest building (once a threshing shed) and having workers ask if we were illiterate for invading their space. Ah, what fun! We wound our way to a cafe for pulla (sp?) and loganberry white chocolate cheesecake. Yes, I was attacked by a loganberry but still managed ...