I’ve been waiting for Turku Tall Ships Races for months! Even got the bus tickets in advance. And nothing would ruin this plan. Not even an operation that I had the night before this event.
If you are not from Finland, then you probably wonder what is Soukka.
Soukka is a Finnish district, located in southwestern part of Espoo city. It’s one of the oldest areas in Espoo. I moved here in the end of April of 2016.
For those of you who are not familiar with the term – Nordic walking (Finnish: sauvakävely) is fitness walking with specially designed poles, which are quite similar to ski poles only shorter. I haven’t heard about this type of walking till 2005 when I visited Finland for the first time. And when I saw people walking with the poles in the middle of July… I giggled. Well… in my defense – it looked silly, funny, and unnatural.Continue reading