In Finland they say that women are at their most glowing and beautiful 30 minutes after taking a sauna. So on a visit to Helsinki in June, I tried out every sauna I could at hotels, public swimming pools and, above all, at the Finnish Sauna Society on Lauttasaari Island, just west of downtown. There I disrobed, showered and entered the sauna chamber heated to at least degrees , where I sat on a little white towel, sweating and wondering how long I could take it. Occasionally I poured water from a wooden bucket onto the hot sauna stones, pushing the temperature higher and creating a cloud of steam called loyly. I even bought a switch made of aromatic birch branches known as vihta, which the Finns beat against their limbs to improve circulation.
The whole thing seemed to fit in so spookily together and for these reasons…. I had just crossed from Estonia into Finland and back in I had been backpacking with Estonian girl Natalja. I was also on route to Sweden for a catch up with my backpacking buddy Daniel Evans who I was with in Australia when I met the Finnish girls! So after arriving off the ferry from Tallinn in Estonia itself a crazy story as my original ferry had a a fault and had to be redirected and then I was upgraded onto another ferry , I finally arrived in Helsinki around 4pm.
What comes to mind when you think of Finnish girls? Blonde hotties? Long sexy nights by the fire? Yes, pretty much every guy on Earth except those who actually know Finnish girls has that idea. Sorry to burst your bubble, but real life Finnish girls are not always your Pornhub-style fantasy.