Postcard Sunday: Finland

Sunday, October 11 2015 2:00 pm, GMT+1h Laura
Koli Park

Koli National Park (Finnish: Kolin kansallispuisto) is a national park in the municipalities of Joensuu, Lieksa and Kontiolahti in the North Karelia region of Finland. It covers 30 square kilometers (12 sq mi) of forested hills on the western shore of Lake Pielinen, and was established in 1991. Contrary to the other national parks in Finland, Koli National Park was originally governed by the Finnish Forest Research Institute Metla. It is now governed by the Metsähallitus like the other national parks.
Koli has lots to offer cultural heritage-wise. Formerly, it was a sacrificial site, but was later used for slash-and-burn agriculture. The purpose of Koli National Park isn’t to preserve wild nature, but the traditional agricultural heritage is cherished in Koli. Some fields are slashed, burnt and re-cultivated; hay is cut yearly. Traditional Finnish breeds of cow and sheep graze in the meadows of Koli.

Almost done

Wednesday, March 4 2009 4:31 pm, GMT+1h Laura

Hey ya! Still not out of the hook (is this expression right?) meaning I still haven’t finished my exam because the oral part is next wednesday… Instead of one week, now it’s two weeks between the writing test and the oral test so still waiting to finish and still studying…

Happy birthday Matteo! My cousin :D not that he’s going to read my blog…

Last Sunday I went to my second cousin Sofia’s Baptism, she was so cute! I didn’t recall how a baptism was :P it was quite interesting ;) First the priest called the parents and asked what they wanted to name the baby, then some reading from the Bible, some Cross on the baby with parents and godparents’ fingers other than the priest’s ones :P and then the water on the head. Poor baby, she cryed a bit but only when the priest was away from her :o I mean when the priest was pouring water on her head she was silent… usually kids cry… Gah she was so cute, did I say that? Oh and I ate a lot during the refreshment… the cake was yummy :p So now she is a Christian :D or better a Catholic… don’t know if other branches of Christianity have Baptism… I know in Finland they have because my friend baptized her son ;)

As for school… well today I began the second semester and I have one corse: two hours on wednesday and two hours on thursday (why wednesday?? There’s NCIS on wednesday! Remember I’m not in America so I don’t watch it on TV but internet and I have to wait for people to put it online, that and I’m 6 hours from Washington D.C. so when it’s on in America it’s 0200 (or 2 a.m.) here…)

I renew both domain and hosting so now I’m good till 2010 with the domain (I can renew it for free only every year if I want more I need to pay so why renew it for more years when I can have it free the next? :P ) and till 2012 for hosting ;) and my space just went up high ;)

That’s all for today… I think it’s the longest post I posted :P