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ShiviDecember 20, 201910min963

Do you want to meet Santa? Do you wish that Santa shall come to you and bring gifts? Do you want to know where Santa lives? Which is Santa’s home? Have you always wished for the Santa to come every Christmas…Ohh, there are so many Santa lovers…

Don’t be sad kids, Santa will be coming this year with loads of love and gifts. Santa will be showering all the love this Christmas. Believe me and read about the real Santa Claus. Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi. Yup, you get it right..yippie we got it…

Santa Claus VIllage in Rovaniemi

If you’re thinking where Santa Claus is and when he will come to give gifts then you need to see that, he is in his hometown Rovaniemi in Lapland. So, you can go and meet him. You don’t have to wait until Christmas to meet him. In Rovaniemi every day is Christmas. But do not forget to take an appointment because he is very busy, you see… 

Where Can You Meet Santa Claus? 

At his home! Santa Claus Village is open for all, all the days of the week. You can meet him and enjoy a Finnish meal with him. You can even meet his family and wife. Enjoy greeting his elves, build gingerbread homes and even ride a reindeer (and when you do this, who knows, it might just one with a very shiny nose).

How Will You Reach to Rovaniemi? 

From the airport, his home is just 3 kilometres. The moment you land at Santa land you can take bus number 8 or the Santa Express, which takes off every hour from the city centre. 

Hey, wait. Is Rovaniemi Santa’s real home?

 

Photo AFP Olivier Morin Getty Images

Photo: AFP/ Olivier Morin/Getty Images

The specific area of Santa Claus’s original home, known as Ear Fell or Korvatunturi, is a big mystery known only to his elves and a chosen few. So, he built an office in the capital of Lapland Rovaniemi in 1985. In 2010, Rovaniemi acquired the status of the Official Hometown of Santa Claus. 

Here come the spoilers: Proceed with caution 

Sorry to disappoint you all, but I have to proceed with these spoilers, many of us would recall the childhood days when we don’t get to see Santa and then we realise that Santa is not real. It is disappointing, yeah…But the truth is that Rovaniemi became Santa’s ‘official’ hometown solely as a marketing strategy. (yeah, you have heard it right). 

In 1950, the then First Lady of the United States Eleanor Roosevelt revisited the town to watch over the restoration of the territory. She wanted to visit the Arctic Circle, and to assist her, a cabin was built in just a week. 

Eleanor’s visit gave Rovaniemi a tourism boost. About the same time, thanks mostly to television and books, Santa’s demand with children soared. In 1985, to boost Rovaniemi’s economy, the governor of Lapland formally announced the province as ‘Santa Claus Land’. A year later, Santa Claus Village was inaugurated as an entire holiday complex where visitants could meet Santa, ride in a reindeer sleigh and send a letter with an Arctic Circle postmark from the post office.

Great so let’s go on a ride then… What else can be done or seen in Rovaniemi? 

 

Santa Claus receives a wish list from a boy in his office in the Santa Park near Rovaniemi in Lapland Photo AFP Jonathan Nackstrand Getty Images

 

Photo: Elena Liseykina

Besides being Santa’s home, Rovaniemi is a mysterious and enchanting winter wonderland where you would see culture and together at one place. Here is a few other stuff you can do when you come here: 

CATCH THE NORTHERN LIGHTS

The mystic astral show is on exhibit in the city from mid-August until early April. To watch the Northern Lights, you need clear skies. Luckily, you won’t have to walk too far from the city centre to find a magical light. Check out our guide.

RIDE A REINDEER OR HUSKY 

A visit to Rovaniemi is incomplete without riding a reindeer or a sinewy through the winter wonderland. You can hunt the Northern Lights on a sleigh, or visit a reindeer or husky farm and even feed them. Santa Claus gets a wish list from a boy in his office in the Santa Park near Rovaniemi, in Lapland. 

 

 

Photo Elena Liseykina

Photo: AFP /Jonathan Nackstrand/ Getty Images)

SNOWMOBILE THROUGH THE WINTER WONDERLAND

Finland’s most convenient way of transport is also a big favourite hobby in Finland. You can opt from a beginner’s ride to a safari that covers a larger distance to explore. Some trips and tours club activities such as ice fishing and campfire lunches along with snowmobiling. 

GO ICE-FISHING

They say: Fish like the Finnish do! Once you arrive at the fishing spots by car, snowmobile or snowshoeing, you will have to dig a hole, lessen your bate and assume that the freshwater fish will find their way to you. And if you happen to catch a fish, you can enjoy it for dinner as well 🙂 

FLOAT YOUR WORRIES AWAY 

Time to take a dip in the fresh ice-cold Arctic waters without gritting your teeth (Woah). The sailing suits specifically designed for the fun will surely keep you warm. Meanwhile, you gaze at the stars and enjoy the shining sky on Christmas eve. 

Whether you’re an amateur or pro at alpine skiing or snowboarding, there’s a section for everyone here. Book here.

 

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ShiviJanuary 2, 20189min1420
Happy New Year - 2018 - spiritedblogger
Happy New Year – 2018

As soon as we all reach the end of the year and go towards a new beginning – we all have some or the other to start with and believe me the planning is absolutely meticulous and freaky at times. Well, about the resolutions for the new year there are many, as I was saying these resolutions can be damn freaky too and for few, it is all just the same.

Still, we as humans do not fall short to dream and aspire to our new beginnings. And this is not the first time we are doing this planning, every year we do the same. Many of us must be following new resolutions for every coming year, and the others must be ditching it beautifully.

Forgiveness is loving others
Forgiveness is loving others

Anyway, 2018 has arrived, and to start the year with a positive note I would like to quote something from one of my most favourite author and philosopher – Oscar Wilde ” The past is of no importance. The present is of no importance. It is with the future that we have to deal. For the past is what man should not have been. The present is what man ought not to be. The future is what artists are.”

Well, with this note, this blog will just focus on few basic things which are imperative and essential for mankind. The era we are living in is full of love, passion, sex, envy, money, power, reign, work, children, politics, relationships etc. etc. etc. But what made me write is something irrational to all the above yet connected to the core.

Forgiveness and Humanity

You must be wondering how insane this woman can be to ponder emphasis on such debatable and ambiguous issues. However, these are the foundation of your life.

We always wanted to create something or the other by our means. We want to conquer the world with what we want to do. It is true and achievable, but you need to create forgiveness in order to reach the destination. For me, the most difficult job is to create anything out of this universal force. But in the longer run, it can be beaten only by love and forgiveness.

It is exactly like beating the sharpness of a sword by the spirit.” In the saying of “Napoleon who touched upon the importance of forgiveness and its principle. That forgiveness is very creative and it certainly springs from love and passion. This is better explained like – it is the ability to admire someone’s agony and hatred to oneself while extending love and forgiveness.

Humanity liberates!
Humanity liberates!

I know it is terrible and the toughest thing in the world to forgive someone who has thrashed you by all possible means. it hurts and often haunts us till our past dies or we die. It also bullies our future and ruins our love life. Unfortunately, we tend to relive forgiveness and keep on forgetting that forgiving someone will certainly help your heart to be healthy. But by learning to live in the present, embrace us with the pain of the nuisances and then it can heal your wounds as well your loved ones who are also affected by it.

Forgiveness is to accept what has happened in the past and forget or ignore rest all. If we can practice forgiveness and avoid putting the final word to others and oneself then we can make a huge difference in our lives. That makes it a creative and a happy approach.
Let’s gear up for humanity this year

Let’s get together for a handful of humanity and restore it in our hearts and lock it forever. Many of you’ll be thinking practical and will not agree with humanity doesn’t pay you and make you rich in today’s world. This world for them needs money more rather than loving someone selflessly. Agree! we all need money to survive, but at what cost, we never think about it. It is a mad rush and race towards nowhere. Apparently, forgiveness and humanity lead you to your own Karma and a path to a peaceful life, as we all have to die one day.

Spread selfless love!
Spread the selfless love!

This world can be full of so many dark things and that’s why it’s easy to lose sight of how good humans are, naturally. With so many terrible stories in the news lately, but there’s always a hope to bring smiles on the faces of people.

Well, nothing much too write and to give “Gyan” as many people think of it quite often. Let’s be together this year and try to inculcate love and humanity in our lives this year and contribute to mankind for the world to be a better place. Take a pause and just think about it once, where are you heading this New Year. With all your New year resolutions and dreams, please take out some time to forgive all in the past and move ahead with loads of love and humanity.

New Year Blog

 
Trust me this world needs love, smiles, humanity, and passion. We all need love not hatred. Why not spread smiles and share some love now!! Be Selfless! Be True!



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