Finland 29 July: Otava - Savonlinna
Many interesting new friends today!
Our first stop was in Mikkeli at the Rapu ja muikku, a local food market. Here Kagni is pictured giving a radio interview.
The event organiser, Jyrki Suvimaa, was so nice. He gave us a team briefing before we hit the stage.
Our next meeting was at the Savonlinna City birthday celebration. We were part of the official programme. The act before us was a Finnish Rock Band for children. As you can see, Palash and Anne managed to crash the performance.
Harita tried joining Palash and Kagni but the band asked her not to so she could get some important video footage.
We were very close to losing Palash to becoming a new member of the Finnish rock band. As you can see she fits right in.
We were so happy to have Jan who is a trained opera singer leading us in performing the Peace Run song.
Somehow at the request of a new found Finnish friend, we found ourselves being videoed planking for a full minute-ouch!
Here is the 15th century castle where the town's famous opera festival is being held. The acoustics are so outstanding that no sound equipment is needed during the festival.