Original Sokos Hotel Kuusamo
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- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... what made the house visit special was the 91 year old lady who gave us a personal tour. She used to live in this house and told us stories from the war time and how she remembered Marja's dad as a child. She said he (Marja's dad) was asked by the soldiers to look after the rations while they went for lunch and coffee. He would stand protective and proud until they returned. Visiting this small and private museum was a great hi-light ...
... place nearby. Once everyone was assembled, the drivers had to sign a liability waiver, and then we were taken upstairs to get kitted out. It was off with the outer shell layers, and on with a very fetching jumpsuit overalls ensemble, that makes us all look like mechanics hehe We are also supplied with boots, gloves, and a motorcycle helmet.
Before we head off on our safari, we are taken across the road to a test track. It is also ...
Each night, the time after dinner is ours to do what we want with. We could choose to go to bed early. We could just go to our rooms and read, if we didn't want to sleep. Most of us seem to just hang out in the main hall and amuse ourselves as a group. Some people get the Jenga out, some talk amongst themselves, some read, iPads and laptops make ...
... in the first place!
So, as we head off into the middle of the lake in a convoy behind the other group, it’s slow going. Some people are having a trickier time than others. There’s going to be some corking bruises after today. The tracks are narrow, so with no way to pass we have to wait until people are back up on their feet. It gets quite chilly when you are out in the open and you are just standing still :Op
... which is covered in graffiti that weirdly only makes it look like some trendy rustic art installation, is on the river bank by the Myllykoski rapids, which look pretty fierce. Apparently, this is where they do some of the rafting in the summer season. It is hard to imagine it without the snow.
Before we know it, we are heading back to Basecamp for a comfortingly big warm bowl of delicious salmon soup. Time flies, when you are having ...