torstai 14. heinäkuuta 2022

How to drive in the Northern Finland?

All packed up - bike and Beetle

Im thinking I will star calling my Beetle as Mansikki- Strawberry. Mansikki is traditional cows name in Finnish. Mooarvaleous name.

Remember that northern land and Lapland  is one huge reindeer herding area, and when meeting them, it can be good idea just stop and let them walk by. 

And if you have reindeer accident remember to call 112 etc. Heres quidance for reideer crash in Finland:

#porokello #yhteisellätiellä

And then I had good night at Pudasjärvi beach- nice view and toilet, perfect place for campervan traveller.

Cowcamp and Im in love

Cows, milking, sheeps, chickens, good food, good company, cheese and pastries workshop, and the best sauna at Mustikkamäki. And pop-up northernmoo exhibition.

Life can be good now and then.

Time   to carry on my round trip- heading to Rovaniemi.

maanantai 11. heinäkuuta 2022

Visit Ilomantsi

    Ilomantsi and attractions-secondhand shops, vineyard and vinetower, orthodox church and Marimekko-Ilomari. 

Happy to found single records in mint condition, Annikki Tähti finnish singer from old days. 

Ilomari and lady of the shop where full of love and kindness, please,  go there if ever visiting Ilomantsi.

But the funniest thing in this under 5000 population town was I saw 3 new Beetles ( black, white and brown) and 1 vintage one. We waved and smiled, so nice to drive Beetle and found relatives ❤️.

perjantai 8. heinäkuuta 2022

Cowcamp with Beetle

About 486 km, took 6 hours with one stop. Beetle was excellent, easy and user friendly. Love her, really, my pearl.

Bronton, futon mattres, barnclothes, rubberboots, some #cowart and happy mind - my cowcamp travel packing. 

lauantai 11. kesäkuuta 2022

First roundtrip summer 2022


Teijo, Salo and MOOrphis -exhibition

We had lovely night at Joensuu estates. 

Today is the opening at Teijon Kulttuurimeijeri, Wellcome!

Photo Ville Ojajärvi

sunnuntai 8. toukokuuta 2022

Minimini campervan- how to build bed for Beetle?

How about the bed?

 Berlingo had #plywood bed.  Beetle has now  bed made from viscom - material is recycled from fair constructions. I think this will work.

First the pattern

And how surprising it was, when wiscom structures  did not fit.  Or  could not get in their place cos of Beetles own limbs- like coxa, trochanter, femur, tibia, and tarsus.

So viscom is smaler than actual space. 

Looks fine 😁.

And then, really the most important thing- signage-> #mootlebeetle #moobil

torstai 5. toukokuuta 2022



So sad to say goodby for good old Berlingo- but I just couldn’t take those soundeffects and lights any more 😩

Too many difficulties with Berlingo. I guess over 200000 kilometers was too much .

But now I have new companion - Beetle, the one I wanted maybe since I was 18 years  old girl. 

My little red lipsticks nickname  could be moobee, MOObil, Beetle Mootle - 

I’m planning to use it as a ”miniminicampervan” . 

I can sleep there,just enough space, cos Im so short. Sometimes its good to be short ❤️.