Finland Trip at Last Year of Christmas Break
I woke up slowly. I embarked on a trip to Finland with my camping team. I tried to adapt to the low temperature. Even there was a heater in my house. But still, it was very cold. Not eating breakfast was a normal thing for me. 6:10, I finally arrived at the airport, then I met my camping team, it was very special, because normally in a camping team, there should be more than 20 people. But this time, only 6 include the teacher and me.
Walking, walking and walking, my mouth didn’t talk with my groupmates, because other four groupmates, they are two girls that were younger than me and two boys that were older than me. But the good thing was the age difference was not big. The oldest boy was only older than the youngest girl, two years. So, when I was walking, I tried to find the timing to talk with them. 7:40, we were on the plane, after 9 hours, we were in the capital city of Finland: Helsinki. When we were through customs, my four groupmates just found out that I was Korean, so they started to talk with me. Shouting, laughing, talking, we were always talking to each other; Two older boys were called Les and Michael, the girls were called Erica and Alice.
We were waiting in Helsinki; we went on another plane to go to Lapland for 2hours. We set on a car for another 2 hours. It was already 9 pm, and we finally arrived at where the base called Oivanki; we were so tired. But still, Finland surprised me; it was my first time to go to North Europe. Also, the bunch of snow made me feel like I was in the movie Frozen. After we ate Dinner (Butter chicken with rice), We went to the room where we sleep, and we fell asleep. On the second day of the Tea, Mr. Panu introduced us to the camping place and showed us the Cafeteria, Gaming place, Sauna, Gym, and design center (similar to the school design center, but smaller than the school’s design center.) Then, Panu gave us the equipment to ski. The first day of skiing was tough, because everyone in our camping team nobody tried skiing, so we have two groups, Michael and I were in one team, and Erica, Alice, and Les were in one team. In the next several days, we were practicing skiing for most of the time; the interesting thing was me, Michael and our other teacher Benjamin found out some footprints, and we were. One hundred percent sure it was not an animal’s footer; Benjamin said it might be Elf’s footprints. We all laughed. At night, Benjamin would take us to the Sauna, and we had an awesome day. On the third hard day, we dissected a fish; it was yuck! Panu took out the eyeballs, poop, brain, and many things. I felt uncomfortable, so I went to the gym and played soccer myself. It was fun; I enjoyed it! Dinner time! Panu shouted the menu was Hamburger! It was the most delicious dinner that I ever ate before! After we ate dinner, we played Uno until midnight. Everyone fell asleep after we played Uno
It was the coldest day in Finland because it’s the day to meet Santa!! December 24th2019, I woke up early, I went to the toilet and brushed my tooth. Later on, my groupmates Michael and Les woke up and told me they had a bad dream; they dreamed they were in Santa’s house, but there was nobody inside; it was very dark inside. They saw a red eye staring at them. Then they woke at uaat:00 pm. After we were all ready, we went in the car, after 40 minutes of the trip, we finally arrived at Santa’s house, it seems like Santa’s house was the brightest star in the dark. When we came down from the car, 3 Elves were waiting for us; I don’t know if they were real or not, they were tall. But the weird thing was each Elf could speak six languages, Spanish, English, Finnish, Italian, French, and Mexican. We used a translator, and it’s true they can speak six languages! Because Santa sometimes need to prepare! So, we played sled on a 2m high hill. It was so fun, and I enjoyed it! Then, we went to a little house that looks like a log. We smelled delicious food, sausage! We ate sausage with ketchup and mustard, and it was one of the best feelings in the world, cold air with hot sausage! After we ate sausage, Santa was finally prepared, and we went inside. It was warm inside, and the king of special feeling inside, only in Santa’s house, I guess it’s Magic. I asked, where was Santa from? He answered he was from the north pole. He was supposed to live there, but because of several reasons include global warming, so he moved to Finland. After this, we made a vanilla cookie with white chocolate. After waiting for 20 minutes, we finally finished baking cookies. We shared the cookies with elves and Santa’s wife. But I couldn’t find Santa; I guess he went to prepare the presents for children in the whole world.
December 27th, 7:00, after breakfast, we had a wild snow walk until 10 am, we were so tired and hungry, but there were not any foods in the cafeteria, so our teacher decided to bring us to the closest shop between our camping space. It was 5 km away from the caping case so; we walked for a long time; when we walked to the shop, it was already dark in Finland. In the shop I bought the Mozzarella Hot dog, it was good. The most special thing was the melting cheese was incredibly special and awesome!
On the last day in Finland morning, we packed our things and get ready to go back to China. There were the last two activities we’ll do that day. First, one of the most exciting activities that we wanted to do, climbing chairs, was the activities that we set on a chair and build it up and up. I did the tallest! 18 chairs! I got Mvp, shouting, shouting, shouting! I got the metal! The building, and building, our last activity was building a house for birds. The teacher Panu asked us what our personality w, then He let us draw or write it down on the Birdhouse. Then we had a small ceremony, we put the Birdhouse the tree, and we took a picture. Smile! The teacher said. It was time to leave, almost everyone cried, except me; when I think it over again, I felt I don’t have any emotions.
In the end, I concluded my trip; it was like a fantasy trip, with many difficulties, many happiness, and sadness. I think the funny part was the moment that I jumped into the snow naked at night! It was freezing, and only Benjamin, Les and Michael were there. They all laughed and ran away; they were scared if Ben just pulled them into the snow.