Now it’s already the last evening of the trip. We had the presentations about our product developments today. Our group had a “Dalarna Taste” trip, to bring up the importance of cultural heritage via food production, traditions and stories in the region, using the local companies. We had one and half day to develop the product.
I was impressed about the Falun Gruva Mine. I haven’t visited such a thing made-by human hands (work speed: mine got one meter deeper monthly). We had a tour there with a guide on tuesday. Also we visited another part of the UNESCO’s World Heritage Site, the Linneaus Garden. The lady who introduced the garden was lovely.
The red-paint is also produced around the Falun Gruva mine, and it has been important for Finns as well. It is called as a Falun’s Red. Our house in Oulainen has been painted with similar kind of red paint, perhaps exactly with Falun’s red, who knows.
We enjoyed the enjoyable breakfast in this morning. Maybe it was the most authentic experience during my stay here. The Vandrarhem, our place to stay, offered breakfast in the nice atmosphere. The room was designed in Swedish style; with Dalahorse figures on pillows, on napkin holder and traditional Swedish painting on the door. There were lighted-candles and the receptionist was wishing “God Morgon”.
Tomorrow we will leave with train to Stockholm. We will have there a half day to be, before taking the night train back to Finland. Unfortunately, we don’t have time anymore to spend with our new study mates, because other studies and duties are waiting forward, in Rovaniemi. Dalarna University’s teacher Albina said, this does not have to be indeed the end with connections.
“Got natt, sov gott.” (good night, sleep well) Keep in touch
With kisses, Maaru