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Sunday, 11 April 2021

My 26th birthday was a lot different than my 25th. I've always lived in this crazy belief that I cannot age if there isn't any snow on the ground on my birthday. However, this year as I planned to travel where the snow was, we had it plenty in Southern parts of the country as well. You can't always win, can you?

On my birthday this year, I did a trip to Pyhätunturi. It took one 12-hour train ride in a fully booked train, a mask on my face, and a 3-hour trip by bus from Rovaniemi to Pyhätunturi. Gosh, I've missed traveling.

I've always wanted to stay in one of those glass igloos they've got in Lapland. And since you only turn 26 once, I spent a weekend in one. The glasses were able to be heated, so the snow would melt away. The visibility would have been perfect for the Northern Lights if the weather wouldn't have been as snowy and cloudy as it was. It wasn't the most optimal thing as I've always wanted to see the Auroras, but it's definitely a reason to go back next Winter.

The host of the igloos was amazing. He was such an adorable old man who really did make sure everything was okay all the time. It was fun to watch him go around the premises doing a little something here and there once in a while. He also made sure we were aware of all the restaurants nearby, which I understand completely as the global pandemic hasn't really done wonders on the tourism of Lapland.

It was absolutely one of the best things I've done myself on my birthday.

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