Entries in travel (11)
Can you guys where I'm going and what I'm doing through 9th of June? Quick stopover in Amsterdam > Renting a cottage in Finland > Country bliss > Sauna > Helsinki > Buy as much Marimekko as possible > Sleeper train to Moscow > Meet Rouge Bunny Rouge team > Russian wedding > Standing up in the Russian wedding!!! > River boat on the Volga > Too much vodka (and, apparently, congac > St. Petersburg > Sleeper train to Helsinki...
And then the rest of the trip, which is yet another pictorial, taking you, this time, down the eastern seaboard of the US, until we hit the southern-most point in Key West, baby.
Enjoy the holiday weekend!
For the next two weeks there's a new blog featured in this space each day. To mix it up, I've picked my non-beauty favourites.
HERE’S OUR short list of favourite winter health and beauty traditions from around the globe to keep you glowing, happy, in shape and energized during the dark months:
5 million and 2 million — those figures are respectively the numbers of humans in Finland and… the number of saunas. 2.5 people per sauna? Sounds like a good time to me. Never more than a stone’s throw away from one a stint in Lappland, are we?
Plus, for the masochists out there, they also like to do a bit of self-flagellation to get you’re circulation going with a bundle of Birch branches. I get all warm inside just thinking about — the sauna, that is.
I’ve also witnessed the Russian (and Baltic) banya (not to be confused with hot springs and baths (banja et al) in various Balkan countries) obsession first hand. A good friend of mine (Russian) has parents who build a sauna every time they move house.