Thursday, 30 June 2016

back to the roots: i had an intense sauna session just now
it was a beautiful sunny day, with mild wind
by now i can perform true swimming in the lake, not just dipping into the water for one minute
with a marvelous scenery

these pictures were taken a few minutes before midnight

sauna bulding

Monday, 27 June 2016

vasatokka, half past nine

23-27 june

24-25th june is juhannusaatto and juhannuspäivä
midsummer night and day
important holiday for finnish
there are two major activities they do usually

they go their remote cottage and enjoy nature/sauna/food/family/silence

or drink

in both cases a huge bonfire is essential

i went to rovaniemi (the capital of lapland where santa claus lives, 300 kms to south from vasatokka) where i couchsurfed with an iraqui guy
interesting experience, he was very kind and hospitable, however fairly busy with ramadan

10 minutes walk from citycenter

on friday night it rained ruefully

i fell in love with the bike ali lent me

i wanted to hitchhike back on sunday
in 4.5 hours i get ahead 40 kms, bugs chopped me
the season of the beast called black fly is starting, they are much more deadly than innocent mosquitos
i turned back to rovaniemi
this is the second time i swear i never hitchike again in lapland on sunday

a clumsy footage from saturday

22 june

virkistyspäivä, "refreshment day"
a day off for the staff
we went to check out a car and tyre test center in ivalo
they test for winter conditions, there was snowy indoor track with snow and -8
lunch, mountain-biking, bowling

rain can come anytime

midnight sun from PaPaNa bar, Inari
the second centralmost point of the universe (the first is vasatokka)

Monday, 20 June 2016


while taking this picure i could force myself to smile

here not

sweet home

a sami concert poster 

cycling back from the shop again: the lappish clouds are always special

Saturday, 18 June 2016

in the morning marja called me: the weather is very nice but there are a killer amount of mosquitos here (she lives 8 kms from vasatokka at the riverside)
so she asked me if i could come with her to kiilopää, urho kekkonen national park in hope of less mosquitos and to find some geocaches
so we did


from kaunispää tunturi

i live a life determined by mosquitos
i should place some geocaches to the forest, i tried to do the job a few times but i changed my mind quickly
i am waiting for a windy day

this week nothing happened in vasatokka
i met some nice people among the few guests

i had another finnish lesson one day and i learnt:
jessari = jeesustieppi = jesus-tape = duct-tape, because it fixes everything

lappish news: santa claus's letter service is sold

on the way back from the k-market: rain can come at any time


Tuesday, 14 June 2016

yesterday i met a school-girl from inari who is willing to teach me finnish
the fist lesson was:
Olen asianajaja-Janne. Ja asianajajananne ajan asianne asianajaja-Jannenanne.
isn't is cute?


Sunday, 12 June 2016

silent day
perfect sunshine in the morning
i was reading all afernoon

some photos at night

Saturday, 11 June 2016

wind has stopped, temperature is rising
at night i went up to otsamo