A postcard from Matka2016 – Nordic Travel Fair / Helsinki.
Where: Fazer Café, Helsinki
How to get the best winter camouflage / the natural Girl from the North Country look? Wait until it’s -30°C (also helps if you happen to live/be in Finland) put “some” clothes on (takes around 15 mins to get all those layers on) , walk
to on the ice, remember to breath, and there you have it.
*Pro tip: The real ice queens also make sure they have a warm sauna waiting for them. And food. Cold makes
you me very hungry.
Where: Kuopio, Finland
The most important thing is to come back home safe at the end of the day. And I did, from the ice skating tour in Lake Kallavesi in Kuopio, Finland.
It was Sunday, it was cold, it was icy, it was lovely. And it’s kinda funny that this (ice skating on Lake Kallavesi) is an urban sport up here. Just a couple of hundred meters from the main square.
And for the ones wondering if it is safe, they do make sure the ice is thick enough before making the track on the natural ice of the lake. Nevertheless, it’s good to consult experts if and when you aren’t so used to this sport, for the best technique and good risk management. And if it’s as cold as it was this Sunday, it’s better to dress up as warm as possible, even though the movement keeps you warm pretty well.