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June Pelo
04-08-11, 21:43
I have a cousin in Kuopio who has many hobbies.. she sends me newspaper articles about her adventures... but they are in Finnish and I can't read them. I do know that one is about her love of skiing - she has skied all over Finland from north to south... now she is going to bicycle all around Finland on her 6-week holiday. Her latest hobby seems to involve geology, according to a word I deciphered in her newpaper article. She is Kaija (Kaki) Pelo, daughter of Kalevi Pelo, who is also a skiing champion in Finland.. They are related to Riku and Roope Pelo, who are part of the Virtuoso singers... so much talent in one family...

Ruokoja
04-08-11, 22:12
geokätköily = geocaching. A great hobby!

June Pelo
04-08-11, 22:28
What is geocaching? I noticed she is holding a GPS in her hand in a picture in the article..

Ruokoja
05-08-11, 10:13
It's a treasure hunting game: "Geocaching is a real-world outdoor treasure hunting game. Players try to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, using GPS-enabled devices and then share their experiences online." (Source: http://www.geocaching.com/)

Here's a guide to the game if you want to find out more about it: http://www.geocaching.com/guide/default.aspx

June Pelo
05-08-11, 15:27
Thank you..

Ruokoja
05-08-11, 17:06
I like it because it's kind of like genealogy: hunting hints etc. to find more information on a person/thing - or a mix of genealogy and orienteering (both my hobbies, too). :)