Nature

Feel the Connection – Šumik

It was a springy day last April when Nejc took us to Šumik. He had been talking a lot about this amazing, fairytale-like place with waterfalls hidden in the mountains, and oh boy it truly was amazing. I think that this trip was one of the most unique things we did in Maribor.

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We were driving up, up, up the side of the mountain. The road was really narrow, and when at one point there was a truck coming down, we needed to reverse until there was a spot so wide it could get past.

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The place is so high, that the spring hadn’t really reached it yet.

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Waterfalls!

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Almost every time David sees water he just takes off his shoes. Like a reflex.

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Or does this. Haha!

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The day got even a more dreamy turn when we visited Nejc’s friend’s place up there. They had this farm with cats and dogs and horses and a pig just walking around freely. The feeling was surreal and my soul was singing with happiness.

This is what our coffee moment looked like:

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– Tia

Saturday Excursion – Lauantairetki

Yesterday the weather was perfect and a friend was visiting Vaasa with a car – what a luxury! There are a lot of really nice nature places around Vaasa, but sometimes they are a bit tricky to reach without a car.

Vaasassa ja lähiseuduilla on niin paljon ihania luontokohteita, mutta autottomana (ja erityisesti kesäsesongin ulkopuolella) on välillä hankala päästä niihin. Eilen Onni kuitenkin tuli Vaasaan autolla, ja me pääsimme retkeilemään.

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We visited Söderfjärden, an actual meteorite crater. An asteroid hit the Earth here some 520 million years ago.

Lähellä Vaasaa on Sjöderfjärden, meteoriittikraateri. Se on muutaman kilometrin kokoinen pyöreä tasanko, jonne osui asteroidi noin 520 miljoonaa vuotta sitten.

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There you also have a model of the solar system in scale. That white ball on a pole in the background of the picture above is the Sun, and inside the magnifying glass kind of thing is Mercury. Neptune is located 2 km from there.

Siellä on myös malli aurinkokunnasta oikeassa mittakaavassa. Ylläolevassa kuvassa taka-alalla oleva valkoinen pallo tolpan päässä on aurinko. Suurennuslasin näköisessä jutussa oleva pikkupallero on Merkurius. Neptunus löytyy kahden kilsan päästä.

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Jupiter was the size of a tennis ball : )

Jupiter, tennispallon kokoluokkaa.

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Our excursion day was effective, we also visited Risö birdwatching tower.

Tehokkaaseen retkeilypäiväämme mahtui myös Risön lintutorni.

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Satu came back from her exchange in Chile just a while ago. So nice that they can speak Spanish with David!

Satu palasi juuri vaihdosta Chilestä. Mahtavaa – Davidille espanjanpuhumisseuraa!

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Such a nice day! ❤ Ihana päivä!

– Tia