Ketunretket provides Sauna Experiences to our clients. Of course, sometimes we need some relaxation ourselves, so this weekend it came possible to participate in a Whisking International Conference in Kaunas, Vilnus..
This conference had participants from Baltics, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, USA and other EU countries.
Logo of the International Whisking Academy
Here is the Whisker Man, Mr. Rimas Kavaliauskas from Lithuania. But hey, he has not got whiskers?
Here is one example of the Right and the Only Way of Whisking - or is it?
Juha from Finland is getting what he wanted...
Sauna-Mama Arja from Finland is getting ready for the Sauna
Now this was the best part of the weekend: a real Lithuanian Pirtis (Sauna) by Liuda Medine and Arvydas Medinis in western part of Kaunas.
Owner of the Pirtis (Lithuanian Sauna Bath) mr. Arvydas Medinis with Arja and Mari from Finland
Arvydas has built this wonderful sauna himself. It includes a big stove and a relaxation room.
Liuda, Timo, Arvydas and Mari in the hot room with whisking twigs.
Arvydas had installed a pump bringing ice-cold water from the pond.
I'm not as good as you, I am as good as I am!
Liuda had placed dry herbs over a transparent cloth above the relaxation room.
Liuda collects and dries herbs for the relaxation tea
Next day we had a 100km drive to Rimas's own small sauna area near Vilnus, to receive whisking education. However, this education was expensive and gave nothing, to be honest.
Rimas Kavaliauskas has written a book of how to provide whisking on 10 different difficulty levels. This guy used to be a physics professor, now he is the sauna master!
An exciting day with a top-quality cardiologist can also be funny:
I had a client from Las Vegas for a short tour around Helsinki. He did not mention to me what he's doing for his profession but my friend Google knew him well...
We visited Sibelius monument and he wanted to take a video of me telling about Jean Sibelius, who he was and what he had done. As he was coming from a little bit warmer environment, we had a walk to the seashore and tried if the water is cold... and again taking a new video - yes, it is darn cold...
Dr. Sanjay Vohra was a good example of a Free Independent Traveller (FIT) and also in an enormously good fit... running up the stairs all the time, and also being able to take a 10 minute nap while guide speaks beside him in the car... I gave him a task to find out who Sibelius was, and what kind of music he had composed... let's hope he'll follow the task.
After visiting Rock Church he told me that he does not very often get amazed on architecture, but now this was really amazing.