This last weekend of July I’ve had my first experience with the famous Finnish cottage-life – and I loved it. Two days and just nature, reading and relaxing. As a welcome Daniel took me by boat the 30 km way from Joensuu to the cottage. The bit of rain on the way did not matter at all, and when we arrived the sauna was already heated and ready to use. Afterwards we finished the day with a good diner and they let me be part of the family life and I felt really welcome. The next day the weather showed its sunny face and after a longer breakfast with the whole family we went on a rowing trip around the island, read and swam in the lake again. The weekend passed by so quickly and then I sat already in the train back to Helsinki. More than 5 hours, but totally relaxed after so many new impressions.