Koli – How I got hooked to Hiking

This is the story of my first ever over night hiking trip. The trip, that got me hooked to this style of life. In the landscape that is so dear to Finnish people, Koli national park.

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How scared of boredom have we become?

Boredom is considered a very bad thing in our western society nowadays. We demand to be entertained continuously. I guess people are afraid of getting sucked into a void if they do not feed some signals to their brain, non stop. Now everybody carries a source of endless irritation in their pocket. We have the option…

Maybe and her sisters

Oh, Waffle will hate me for this. The word I have been working on to morph is maybe. That wonderful, flexible, versatile and sweet word. I can answer just about any question with the word “maybe”, in its different forms. Waffle does not like it. It makes him uncertain. It makes just about anyone doubt…

I want it all, I want it now!

Mmh, you know, those days, when you want just about everything, and cannot wait for any of it for a second longer? There are those twenty different things you want to have, be, do, go, explore. But as there is only one of these moments, it is getting a bit crowded on the launching platform,…

Mr. Jones, Where you think you are going?

I don’t think I’ll follow Mr. Jones… My luxury might not be so much of a luxury for some. But for me it has been a dream for a looong time. I dream of a small house, a red house, out in the Finnish countryside. It would be a wooden house, with corners painted white…

Sink or Swim

So many of these learning experiences in my life are related to horses. This particular one, has to do with the very first steps of owning one of those magnificent animals. I got her when I was 12. She was 12 too. I had 6 years of experiences about life among horses, mainly in riding schools…

Finland got a reason to go crazy

There has been a weird force visiting Finland just yesterday. A force, that makes us Finns, secluded, solitude seeking and quiet people, to rush to the streets, hug people we do not know. Scream and yell, shout and laugh. It rises some of us on top of bus stops. Drives the silliest to go for…

Christmas Road Trip 2015 – Part Two

On the morning of the last day of the year we woke up in a hotel, somewhere north of Ax-les-Thermes, attacked a rather sad little breakfast and headed outside. In the evening we should arrive to Barcelona, but since it was a drive of only a couple of hours, we were in no hurry. There…

The Christmas Road Trip 2015 – Part One

The holiday season was here again. With Waffle we had a generous 10 days of free time to spend. You probably guessed already, that it was not wasted on the sofa at home. No no. Our car was fully loaded on the morning of Christmas Eve as we drove to work. Around lunch we broke free, our…