Friday, June 27, 2014


I received four cards from Finland today - the first show us one of the most important things in Scandinavian countries... sauna! Almost every house or building has one and it's really part of their day-to-day life (according to the sender, in the old days people were born in sauna! Whoa, I didn't knew that!). There are two things that really impress foreigners when they go to Scandinavia, the habit of Naked Sauna (which of course make all sense because you want your body to sweat freely without clothes restrictions) and the cold showers after (or even rolling outside in the snow) to stimulate blood circulation. Well, I guess I won't have any trouble with that, I feel comfortable around naked people and I'm crazy enough to dive in a frozen lake! Thank you very much Marnie. This postcard took 5 days to arrive!


A sauna is a small room or house designed as a place to experience dry or wet heat sessions, or an establishment with one or more of these and auxiliary facilities. The steam and high heat make the bathers perspire. Saunas can be divided into two basic styles: conventional saunas that warm the air or infrared saunas that warm objects. Infrared saunas may use various materials in their heating area such as charcoal, active carbon fibers, and other materials.

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