Hey Guys! If you follow my blog, you could see that this summer I went to a workcamp in Finland for two weeks. One of the volunteers made this amazing video of all of us. Do you like it? Did you ever did a workcamp? How was your experience?
As I wrote in my last post, we did a perfomance the last day, including traditional country meals and teaching the viewers the “Moravian dance”. The kitchen was full of food, representing all the countries we are from, and each of them were delicious!
DAY 9: MORAVIAN DANCE
For this day, Marketa (Czech Rep.) tought us some moravian dances that are from their hometown. Alois (Marketa’s brother) was playing violin while we dance. We practice a lot for our performance (I’ll write about it in another post). I don’t have pictures of us practicing it, because we were dancing and it’s so dificult, but one person took a video, so hopefully, I’ll put in in another post =)
DAY 7: BBQ DAY
On saturday we didn’t have to work, so the camp leader drove us to his family lake-house. As it’s name says the house is next to a lake, and they also have sauna. For this day, we prepare some bbq meal.
This day, we went to the local athletism racetrack. There, an Ultimate player tought us how to play. Ultimate is a team sport played with a fluing disc. The object of the game is to score points by passing the disc to a player in the opposing end zone, similar to American football. Players may not run with the disc, and must keep a pivot while holding the disc.
On friday night, we went to a local bar/karaoke. It is the only bar in the area, so many people was there (most of them really drunk). We spent the night until 1am there, singing and dancing. I had a really good time there.
On the 5th day, we visited the only “mountain” they have. I mean, Finland hasn’t got many mountains, that is why is so rare to find one. The views were amazing, to the deepest lake of Finland. This lake was made because of a metheorit, not for the glaziaton.
Our guide explaned us many things about what can you find in this forest, such as, water from plant, all the berries you can eat…
As usually, I started the day with a powerful breaksfast and working. Today I had to cook but I didn’t know really well to do. Finally I decided to cook basic things as a salad a macarroni. For dinner, I had to cook with Root and we did a Estonian dish (very nice dish!). As a daily activity, we ride bikes to the Pesäpallo Stadium. Pesäpallo is the tipical sport here. Is more or less like baseball, but a little bit diferent. If you are interested, you can search for it in Internet. This was almost all my day, because after the match, we came back here and we stayed at the porche, playing some music.
Today our work-camp started, and after a magnificent breakfast, we were asked to remove some dry leaves, from a garden. After 2h30′ working, we went to have the lunch (some pasta and snacks). Then, we continued working, but this time, removing paint from Nelimarkka Museo to paint it again. To finish, we had an amazing dinner.
As today’s activity, we had to go to the town centre and find some places the host camp putted on a map, because there, were some persons waiting for us for giving some gifts ( a key chain, a chocolate and strips).
When we came back home, some people played instruments and gave us a concert.
I had to wake up really early to get the train in Tikkurila. I had to wait more than an hour in the station, and I thought I was lost, but finally, I asked to a woman, and I knew I was in the right way. The trip was around 3h, and it was really nice becuse I met an old man, who talked me about Finland history.
Once I arrived in Seinäjoki, I sitted in the first bank I saw, to wait to the bus to Alajärvi. In the bus-station I met some people from the work-camp (we knew we were going to the same place because all of us was wearing a big bag and we look lost). I met a French girl, Chez Republic brothers, Hungarian girls and one Stonian.
In the bus I sitted with te french girl, because we spoke more between us than with the others, and we travelled for 1h.
Finally we arrived to Alajärvi, and our host was waiting for us in the car-station. He drove us to the house we are staying in (Nellimarkka Museo). In the house there were two more guys (south corean girl and a french boy). In the room, I’m with the French girl, South Corean girl and another Spanish boy.
Then, the Spanish boy, the Stonian girl and I went to the nearest lake by bike (with very old ones). It was amazing!!!! You have some pictures after the text.
Finally, we had dinner and went to sleep. That was all the SECOND DAY IN FINLAND.
On friday, I started my 2 weeks trip to Finland. The first stop was, of course, Helsinki. My hotel was a little far from the center, so I had to walk for an hour to go there. I can’t tell you a lot of things about it because it was a fast journey. Right now, I’m on my way to Alajärvi, on the train. Maybe I won’t be able to write too much, but don’t worry, because when I can I will write about how is it al going.