Today we left Turku on a train back to Helsinki. We have noted that in both cities the highest buildings are about six stories high. No skyscrapers.
We have purchased tickets to the most recent installment of the Mission Impossible series in Helsinki. It seemed possible to see it in English. There were Finnish and Swedish subtitles. However, when French was spoken, there was no subtitle help.
Finland is forward thinking when it comes to food. It is concerned about food waste. (They may charge you if you waste food.) If you buy a can of soda in a food hall, you are to return it to where you bought it. They are responsible for recycling. I think that this is called a circular economy.
Tom Cruise had some amazing stunts in the movie. However, I don’t think that he would do some of these unique Finnish games/dares … not even if you double dog dared him … like sitting naked on an anthill. (This is when having to pass gas might come in handy!!!)
Read about others such as mosquito swatting, or wife carrying: Finnish Unique Sports
I would like to see my brother Russ and his wife, Denise, participate in this event. I think that they might just win!!
Another popular sport that is somewhat unique to Finland is Finnish baseball called Pesäpallo. I would like to see that, too. I heard that there is a difference: the pitcher stands on the other side of a circular home plate. He throws the ball straight up over the plate at least one meter above his head. The batter gets three strikes. The pitchers on the St. Louis baseball team are struggling. This might be the answer. Hmmm. Here are the rules of Pesäpallo on Wikipedia: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pes%C3%A4pallo
Here is the routine: Shower off before going in the sauna. Sit on a provided paper towel. Put water from a water bucket on the hot stones. Sit there for 5 to 10 minutes. Go rinse off and then return for another 5 to 10 minutes. Then shower in cool water … the colder the better!! And, most of all, try not to make eye contact!!! HAHA!