Hi everyone, we are already after the first meeting.
Me and Adam went to meet Elisa’s family in her house (koti). They live in Petsamo, the really nice neighborhood in Tampere covered by lovely wooden and colourful houses. Elisa’s hometown is Karvia, a countryside which is about 100 km far from Tampere. In front of her house, we found a brush shoes which make a lot of sense in a snowy country like Finland. Of course, we used it, and we entered into her house in clean shoes.
She welcomed us with the Finnish snacks! Karjalanpiirakka, the rye pie filled with porridge of rice and baked in an oven. We also tried ham (kinkku) made from beef (nauta) and from wild pig (villisika)! It was so delicious smoked ham (palvikinkku). This experience was new for us and we enjoyed it so much.
In the picture you can see Karjalanpiirakka, we ate it with the butter on the top.
We met her husband and two kids, who were watching Finnish cartoons. It was so funny because after we get to know how to count in Finnish language we could hear and recognize some numbers from the tv. We also tried to teach Elisa Polish numbers and she did it so well! Hope she will remember at least some of them at the next meeting!
- dwa /kaksi
We were sitting on Saturday’s evening, breaking the first ice, enjoying a warm tea and talking about Poland and Finland which was a good experience! It has made me a lot to think about differences between our countries.