It’s been a hot summer…
And as our tiny flat doesn’t have air conditioning (very few flats or houses in Finland do), staying at home has been unpleasant, to say the least. The windows (and a huge balcony) facing west and south turned the flat into a sauna and made sleeping practically impossible.
So, Professor M and I finally had enough.
We escaped our suburban hell and checked into a cool boutique hotel in the centre of town for a couple of nights. It’s a bit crazy to stay in a hotel in your own home town, for sure, but extreme circumstances require extreme measures.
Besides, we often go this particular hotel for drinks, and I was curious to see if the rooms were as stylish as the bar was…
Yes, the room was incredibly stylish. And we were staying in one of the poshest neighbourhoods (where we couldn’t afford to live in, even in our dreams), with dozens of fantastic restaurants at our doorstep.
But I couldn’t have cared less. The air con was just divine. What more do you need?
And did I mention that the sea was just a mere 10 minutes’ walk away?
Right, two nights in the cool hotel was enough for me to develop serious envy towards all the lucky people who get to live in the southern parts of the city (i.e. close to the sea) and I decided it was time to start playing the Lottery again…
And one night back home was enough for Professor M. He loves sauna, just not in his living room. So, he told me, in no uncertain terms, that our heatwave exile would continue: he got us a room for another two nights in a big, resort-like hotel in a quiet residential neighbourhood on the other side of town.
This is were Southern European tourists escape the hot and crowded beaches of the Mediterranean, to enjoy the cool Nordic summers… Except that this time they probably got temperatures they’re used to back home. Hell, even the sea was warm! And I’m talking about the Baltic Sea here, just to clarify…
I love August because the nights are getting darker (though not necessarily cooler), and sunset is earlier. That’s why you’ve seen me post so many sunset pictures on Instagram lately. Now that sunset is before 10 pm, I might still be around to snap a photo (but I couldn’t be bothered to wait till midnight in June…)
In case you’re wondering, the tiny black square on the water in these pictures is a sauna boat.
And now it’s finally cooling down a bit. Not a minute too soon, if you ask me. However, according to the weather report, there’s another heatwave just around the corner…
What do you do to cope with the heatwave?
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