Weather sends me South

Trip Start Jul 17, 2007
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Trip End Oct 05, 2007


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Monday, August 27, 2007

Until the last minute I was indecisive about where to go next. I had the great opportunity to go to Tromsa in the north of Norway to meet Liv again. A girl I met in Mongolia last year. She was organising a local art festival and invited me to come over. As I was already in North Finland, you could say I was nearby. Only 800km away! Loved to meet up with her again, so, although it was getting much colder (6-8'C) I started riding North, hoping to spot more reindeer along the way!

But....after about 25km or so my hands were already getting very cold and it started to rain again as well. With even colder weather up North and about 775km left to go I decided to stop and turn South instead. Apparently this is not the time for us to meet up. But Liv, I know we will meet one day for sure! Hope the festival is great and thanks for the invite and the proposed arrangements anyway!!

Had a break in Kajaani, trying to warm my hands on a warm tea. My first visit in a ravintola (restaurant)! As I was drinking my tea I saw lots of people having lunch here. Must be good food?! So I ask for the lunch menu and she points to the other side of the restaurant. Huhhh???? It appears they offer set buffet lunch menu for only 6,90 euro. So I treated myself to a proper lunch, with tomato soup starter and salad, fish, rice etc. after.

Further south I went, decided to go to Kuopio....as I read somewhere they have the world's biggest smoke sauna there! Cold weather, warm sauna: just what I want! Could not have made a better decision....
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