An el cheapo weekend activity: at Ylläs up North but since we're doing the 24 hour race, u don't need a hotel. 2 hours in, 22 to go. A lot of fun, old friends and, well, basically going fast & non-stop
Saturday, April 20, 2019
Friday, April 19, 2019
Today's Volvo story is first two buses to get to buy a fuel canister. Then...
And a taxi ...
And it started!!! Can't say I expected that. Started... barely though and it could be just random. Let's see if it starts in the afternoon...
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It turned out that the Levi Hotel Spa had been extended greatly in the meantime. It was a truly great place now, with outdoor pool, 2 outdoor hot jacuzzis, two new saunas -- steam and kelo -- and plenty of new pools and even a waterslide inside. Much recommended!
The visit to the spa is free for hotel guests, but if you're not a guest -- like me, sleeping in my car on this trip :-) -- it costs 22€ per visit. But there was a Plussakortti-tarjous for 15€, which was quite reasonable for this kind of a spa.
Photo by Levi Hotel Spa. Text (c) 2019 by Jari Arkko. All rights reserved. And all my sauna and swimming stories can of course be found from planetswimmer.com and saunablogger.cool web sites!
Today I renewed my primary passport. With the recently renewed secondary passport, and the just expired one, there's now a stack of three passports in front of me! The expired has served well though, and will be decommissioned properly.
I have to say the behaviour of the police passport office was odd. Last year when I applied for a renewal of my secondary passport with a ton of supporting documenting, they called me back, saying that now that I have it, I don't have to provide any evidence when I renew my other, primary passport. Yet, of course I had to provide the same explanations again and visit the office. But, in the end the passport was given to me in two days after visiting the office. So not too bad. And the Finnish passports are very good for travelling around the world. I only wish they would be valid for longer, like they used to be (10 years).
Photos and text (c) 2019 by Jari Arkko. All rights reserved. Read all my travel and other stories from planetskier.blogspot.com!