Posts Tagged ‘countryside’

Some friends and I decided to make a little roadtrip for Juhannus.So we took a car and drove over 600 km up north to the lovely Oulu, where they are originally from. We left Helsinki at 08:30 pm on Thursday night and arrived in Oulu at 3am Friday morning.

our route: Helsinki – Oulu

It was an exhausting ride but the landscape and the fact that it did not get dark (at all!!) made up for it. We even saw 2 mooses on the side of the street when we came closer to Oulu. Little scary but cool.

beautiful colors

the closer we came up  north, the foggier it got on the meadows

Day 1: Henna and I were sun-bathing in her Mom’s backyard and I think I caught a little too much sun. It was unbelievably hot that day! We drove to Mathias’ parents house in the late afternoon for some typical Finnish barbecue, sauna, drinks and mölkky.

me, Henna and Matias’ mom

Day 2: Biking tour through Oulu. Henna showed me the prettiest places of Oulu. The weather was nice and we even went into the (still very cold) sea!!! In the evening we went to Henna’s Dad’s place for sauna, yummy Mexican food, drinks and some games.

“market police”

got surprised by some rain

in Finland people go into the sauna naked. But we thought we’d take some towels for the picture 😉

I turned into a cool biker chick 😉

Matias and I took the Polo a bit too far 😉

Day 3: We did not really do a lot except eating and sauna 😉 And then it was time to hit the road again….

we stopped at a nice lake on our way back

watch out!

Today after work I visited my sister and got to see her new place. She moved to a village a while ago already. It’s kinda far away from my parents’ place but so nice! Haven’t been out in the “country” for soooo long…almost forgot how pretty the nature is there!!

the beach in Lalendorf

pretty corn fields

don’t know why but I really like this picture! 😉

the sunset…and my Mom on the right 🙂