In the second part of my little review of my year in Finland, I take you on a small discovery tour into the Middle-Finnish Jämsä and around Rauma and show you my job at that time.
At the beginning of March we signed up for a snowmobile tour in Jämsä, about 240 km from Rauma. On Saturday morning we started and we were in the early afternoon in the “metropolis” Jämsä. What can i say about Jämsä? Honestly: nothing! A very sleepy nest with “village” pub and disco. However, we had a lot of fun with the local (drunk) population in the mentioned pub, have tried Terva for the first time (“Terva is a perfect wood tar liqueur with a fine tar aroma” –> Translated, this means: “Taste of Black Forest smoked ham and bitumen pickled in alcohol”) and have amused us until the early morning in the disco.
On Sunday morning we went to Säyrylä, a winter sports center in the opposite. After dressing in and induction (six people look into the ground and silently at the question of our tour guide “I hope you had no alcohol yesterday”) we went to the snowmobile, and we had a great ride. Even if the snow wasn’t the best anymore. Finally we went to a small barbecue hut to warm up and eat sausages. Around noon, we went back to Rauma. All in all a nice weekend.
The weekend after that I used it for a small exploration tour into the surrounding area of Rauma. First I went to the visitor center of the Olkiluoto nuclear power plant. Because here I had a nice view of my workplace: the construction site of the Olkiluoto 3 nuclear power plant, where I worked on the fire protection systems.
Afterwards we went across Eurajoki (with a visit to the estate “Vuojoki”) back to Rauma, where I visited the lookout tower. After that I was quite frozen and threw my sauna at home.
To be continued…
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