First own home
26-year-old Erika’s belongings travelled from Helsinki to Ruka in a van. Her own parents helped her move.
– The apartment in Ruka is my first permanent apartment as an adult, because so far I have lived the life of a traveller around the world. Perhaps I will now settle down for a little longer, laughs the young woman who has travelled all over the world.
Erika has worked as a travel guide in Africa, Greece and Portugal, in Australia under a Working Holiday visa, backpacked around Asia and has taken part in a student exchange in Bali.
– I look forward to the everyday life that involves regular working hours and the opportunity to enjoy leisure activities during my free time. At Kuusamo and Ruka, the leisure activities practically start at your home door, and I can hardly wait to go mountain biking and to try rafting, and once we get to winter, I want to go snowboarding of course.
Erika says she started snowboarding only a few years ago, but she is naturally getting the hang of it on the basis of skills she gained on the waves in Bali.
– Apparently it is more difficult to move from snowboarding to surfing, Erika laughs.