Not Naked In A Finnish Sauna

A large wooden football (soccer ball) rolled into our neighbourhood Friday evening. It rolled back out today. It’s a custom-designed and -built Finnish traveling sauna created by a charming and talented national champion triathlete named Samuli Keisus.

I saw Samuli about four months ago parked on the Paseo with a more traditional-looking Finnish sauna (although also on wheels), but he was gone before I had the chance to check things out. This time, however, I was on my way home from the gym when he pulled in right near our building to spend the weekend. We talked a bit and Sunday night I returned to give it a try. I loved every minute of it.

CARE TO JOIN SAMULI INSIDE HIS FÚTBOL?

Samuli’s construction firm (check it out here) specializes in, among other things, custom saunas — for sale and rent. He’s been traveling Europe to promote his saunas. I paid all of 2 euros for more than a half hour of bliss; and I was invited to jump in the sea and return to the sauna a couple of times. I might still be there if I hadn’t already been late for dinner.

BASKING IN THE WARMTH: YOURS TRULY, SAMULI, AND A LOCAL FRIEND.

Samuli told me that in Finland, most people enjoy saunas communally, family friendly — and naked. He hasn’t had any nude-sauna-takers here in Fuengirola. I was given the option.

He still hasn’t had any nude-sauna-takers here in Fuengirola.

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

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