Travel Blogs from Jyväskylä
... and some lovely Finnish cakes? It was in fact 1990 that Gwyneth and I first came to Finland to pioneer links between Physical Education at the University of Plymouth with the University of Lapland, later Gwyneth completing a year at the University of Jyvaskyla. We drive on through the rain and are now sitting in glorious sunshine at about 8pm in a lovely campsite - Saynaniemi, near Puhelin, not too far from Tampere. A lovely end to the ...
... 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.
My training has been going appallingly so I decided to go for a run round one of the bits of the lake here in Jyvaskyla. I would heartily recommend it, its peaceful, clean, safe and not too far at about 9-10km all the way around. I'm unfit though, so it hurt a lot. Still the views were sensational and its something I'll be doing a lot while I'm here.
Going to keep these little entries short and sweet - hoping to go for a run tomorrow around the lake and get some more photos as well as taking a trip up to the viewing tower in the park to have a look around.
Also, everything I do (including places I eat) I'm hoping to give a rating for so people can see whether its something they should do, or something that was kind of OK but not great etc..
A - Definitely ...
... 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 ...