nov 04 2008

Cabintrip to «Soggy Valley»

Published by at 19:27 under Meg og mitt liv

Last weekend Tore and I joined a couple of our colleagues from the biology students interest organization (BFU) on a cabin trip to one of the student cabins that belong to the University of Oslo. I think most of them are situated in the more or less the same place; in Sørkedalen, about half an hour outside of Oslo. After a ride with the subway, a short bustrip and an about 5 kilometers (uphill!) hike, we arrived at the cabin.


A decent distance I think; not too far away, but not too close to home either. The snow that only had a 24 hours appearance in Oslo was still on the ground out in Sørkedalen (with some imagination Sørkedalen could be translated to Soggy Valley). In less then an hour the landscape around us transformed from wet, autumny citylife, to a beautiful snow-covered winter country.

The cabin we stayed in was the Pharmacy Students Cabin, and boy! was it a big cabin! I think it had room for 30 people or more. It had a huge fireplace with cozy sofas all around, and a sauna! I, and I think Tore even more, love to take saunas. We piled as much snow as we could into a metal bucket, crammed some beers into it, took it with us into the sauna and sat there for at least an hour. When it got to hot we just ran outside to chill down in the snow, just like the true finnish sauna tradition dictates. 

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