… and grill yourself in a sauna, that’s what I did this month. Even though pandemic circumstances I had the chance to participate in several events related to Estonian holidays and to get to know more of the traditions 😊 (Spoiler alert: I consumed a lot of vastlakukkel 😂) Also I organized a little public event on my own (with Matviy): A treasure hunt. Well let’s say, next time we’ll do it better 😅. The execution process made me even cry. Why?
To make it clear, the planning drove me a bit mental, but the three tears I lost on the preparation were rather caused by the physical pain of loosing a glove while hiding treasures in the middle of the night, running somewhere in the nowhere through a dark park. Oh, and not unimportant to notice: Of course, it had a lot of snow and -17 degrees 🙄. Not optimal for my fingers lol. Well, as you can see, I didn’t freeze them off, but all in all I really hope that it was more fun for the participants solving our weird riddles than for us preparing the stuff haha. But for the next time I don’t have to worry: The temperatures will be higher, for sure😅
Yes, the snow started to melt a week ago in Tõrva. It was quite difficult to walk at first. Imagine that you go the 10-minute road in half an hour, in tiny steps. According to the Estonians, there was a little early spring breeze and the snow melted. I got used to living in the flaky snowy Tõrva but not yet to the slippery, windy and muddy Tõrva… It seems like we will face new weather challenges in March…
Saun ja tantsimine (Sauna and Dance): My favorite activity during my time in Tõrva is going to the sauna with local people (my co-work Regina and her neighbor Sirje). I don't remember if I mentioned it in every blog post, but as a classic Saturday activity, first enter the sauna and then eat something. You feel really hungry. Or like this is my stomach. :D This time we visited to Regina with Vici and Mylene. Sauna party started, we jumped to snow with Victoria. It was a painful event for my shoulders, but I didn't mind because I knew I would go into the 80-degree sauna afterwards. (You should definitely try it, it's an extremely relaxing activity mentally and physically.)
As I was saying. A treasure hunt event was held in early February.
We had 8 towns, 35 bags of treasures, 1 month to work out, all kinds of maps and diagrams, a brain half-filled with everyday tasks, and a whole set of ideas that had undergone changes and edits. Not that all this was absolutely necessary for the project, but if you have already begun to collect a collection, then you need to approach the matter seriously.
I just arrived in Estonia a month ago. This is my first independent trip abroad. We say "the first pancake is lumpy." So I thought when I was going to leave and did not know what to pack with me.
So I thought when I was in quarantine and looking at the fireworks in isolation. So I thought when I didn’t know if I could cope with the tasks assigned to me during the project ... The feeling that I am a wild cat, which was first released from the cage into the wild. Here is Valga. Here's her youth center. Here is Lüllemae and her youth center. Here Hargla, Tsirkulina, Viljandi and this cat rushed wherever they looked.