Rauhalahti Holiday Centre
Travel Blogs from Kuopio
Mid semester break, every students favourite week. No classes, no lectures...a few assignments that don't really get looked at or worked on.
As a group we had a list of activities that we wanted to tick off whilst in Oulu, kind of like a short term bucket list:
- Eat Reindeer steak
- Go to laser tag
- Go bowling
- Go on a day trip
- Go to the gym
- Go ice skating
- Go to an ice hockey ...
... of home. There are still about 100,000 lakes here and it is very enjoyable scenery. I arrived Kuopio late at night and the funny thing is that it was still daytime outside. It doesn't look normal to walk to your hostel through the main city square and it to be completely daylight out, but no one is there. It was about 11 PM when I arrived. Kuopio was just a stop on my ...
... at the hotel. Food was of a good standard, 3 course - pate, salmon & veg and lingonberries with cream yummo. Not good for the weight though.
Awake early as it is so light. Went for a walk at around 5am down around the lake, it was picture perfect got some amazing photos of the lake with the reflections in it. Back to the hotel for brekky and pack up ready for a 7.30am start for the day. ...
‘’I’ve been here 5 weeks now” said Aaron, “this is how I live my life.” In fact I don’t think his name was really Aaron. I can’t remember his real name but he looked like an Aaron - brown curly hair, a beard of sorts, slightly Jewish looking in a cool kind of way. He would sit at a campfire or food circle, cross legged with a classical guitar and start playing the same chords over and over – mellow, spiritual ...
... 8217; I asked Olivier, a slightly older man with a Merlin style beard oozing wisdom. ‘It means I can feel’ he replied ‘so that I am free from my ego and all the thoughts which come from my social conditioning. It means I can be myself’
‘Isn’t it obvious?’ replied Andy when I asked him the same thing. ...