Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Mongrel of an Idea

Probably the most Finnish way to start a story: It was in sauna - of course - that my brother told that he had been in a special sauna. The speciality was an ability to float. A great concept to keep as much cold beer as you want close by. Since there are almost 188 000 lakes in Finland, why not build our own sauna raft? Surely there would be a place for it. Plus, this design would allow us to take a swim in refreshing water without commuting long distances between sauna and a lake! Splendid - we thought and walked 2.75 meters to the shore.

Another great idea was to attend Mongolian Rally. The one with tiny cars and crazy persons in silly costumes trying to drive from London to Mongolia. You know? That would be a great activity for us. Amsterdam, Berlin, Warsaw, Tripyat, Donetsk, South Ossetia, Tehran and so on.. What a nice road trip.

Closest to any reasonable plan was to get a train and tour the Europe like young fellas used to travel some 70 years ago. However, the train option would limit the possibilities to visit some spectacular places, like the breathtaking wine cellars 101th Airborne found from the Alps.

In the end. Probably somewhere between 4th and 9th beer and 2 hours in sauna, these three ideas merged into a super one. First to a Mongolian Rally with a sauna and then to a mongrel of a trip with a sauna van around Europe. Great success! Maybe…

SiirBros / Roope

Sunday, April 17, 2016

As good as 4th grade diary

Writing a blog is something that neither of us have planned to do. Compulsory diaries, in first grades of elementary schools, are the closest thing of writing a blog what we have done. At the time writing diaries seemed pointless. I thought that nothing so special happened in my life. It was the same same all the time. I woke up. Went to school.  Ate some food. Tested some brand new computer games. Planned to build a wall between Mexico and US. Pretty much the same nonsense that the Internet is full nowadays.

Really?? And I am about to do this all over again? Will it be as much out of the comfort zone than last time? Probably not. This project will be so amazing that we want to share the experience with you however we can.Writings will be about our endeavours always when we are not busy whipping Pope Franciscus with birch bouquet in sauna (you will see what we mean) or drinking Rakia with Croatian fishermen.

In the meanwhile, please enjoy the original 4th grade “blog posts”:

"I had nothing to do. I was inside almost the whole day. At evening I cheered up a bit."

"We were supposed to shortly visit the city. But we were there for five hours. We went to a pizza place. I bought Hubba Puppa bubble gum and Omar toffee."

"I wrote many days of diary. I didn't do anything else but chill."

"Today is first day of December. There is exactly twenty four days to Christmas eve."

"There is only a little time to the new years eve. There is only 23 days to Christmas eve. Try to guess what day of December it is."