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... capped off the day by having a traditional Sauna. This was an epic experience. The place was built out of brick and wood and had three rooms. The Finns and Estonians take their sauna very seriously. It was traditional, wood fired with rocks sitting on top of a wood stove. The second room was a washing area where the guys brought in tubs of frigid pond water to douse one’s self with. The third was a changing area. We did a traditional ...
... had vegetation like a lake.
We first looked over the lake from higher up and then went down to the beach to see the lake. Unfortunately it was too cold and overcast to swim, but the sun came out enough that we could lay on the beach and enjoy the warm sand. The lake was so beautiful; we got to explore around it a bit.
After the beach we decided to walk around town a bit. It didn't take long to realize we were in a Russian village. ...
... think they are great messengers for the country
30. You put ketchup inside your pasta (french-cooked gourmet faire la fine manger pasta) in order to not to get the ketchup-bowl dirty
32. When someone asks you "where is Estonia?" you quickly reply that it's located in Northern Europe close to Finland...
33. Your grandmother's "purse" is an old plastic bag that has been reused several times
34.Sour cream tastes good with everything
35. A foreigner speaks to you ...
I woke up this morning to find that Collin and I weren't the only ones to think of playing Easter bunny. It was really sweet to see that we all thought the same way and were missing some of the same things. We were all craving to be with our families and celebrate our customs.
We arrived a few minutes early to the 11 o'clock church service at Risttee. It was a bubbly sociable atmosphere as always. Young kids were weaving in and out of peoples ...
In the end we all went to Cafe Pierre - a cozy little cafe cut right out of the town center. Traditional continental cuisine and a decadent interior design, really chic but classy at the same time. I hope we go back because there are several things on the menu I'd love to try, and as you can see - the desserts aren't too shabby either. :)