Since being here I have made many friends. I actually have two American roommates and one from the Czech Republic. They are all extremely nice. We got the opportunity last weekend to go and stay in a cabin in the woods. We hiked 20 miles in just two days. The paths weren’t the best either, a lot of fallen trees and muddy areas. Finny did get to tag along during this journey. The sights were beautiful from the lookout. We also got to see reindeer!
This past weekend we got the opportunity to go to a small town just 30 min north. The towns name was Ii. It was very small but filled with history and art. It was also quite beautiful. Finny got a chance to go to the beach here in 50 degree weather.
My time in Finland so far has been great. I have learned so much about different cultures and how to use a map. Not a lot of people speak English well, mainly because it is their third language to learn, so it is difficult to speak and figure out things. But as long as there is a will there is a way!
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