I don't know if it was a good idea or a bad idea. After Mark and Gao Qi had flown for 20 hours and then we spent the night dancing, the next morning we went for a walk in Bymarka. Bymarka is the huge natural area adjoining the city, and I had never been there in the summer. It sounded kind of boring actually, just walking around outdoors. Boy was I wrong.
We brought bags with us, hoping to find some mushrooms. We didn't find any, but we found sheep, gorgeous viewpoints, lots of blueberries, and fields thick moss that were perfect for stretching out upon and resting.
Afterwards, we stopped at Skistua, one of many rest centers that are open on the weekends. We had cinnamon rolls and coffee and reflected on what a fine afternoon it had been. It was a very pleasant surprise. I finally see why this area is so popular with the locals.