Kohteena tämän kevään kemporeissulla on Karlstad, jossa on ruotsalaisten järjestämä perinteinen helatorstain UNITY-leiri.
So I spent four days at home, but now I'm back on the road. This time I'm going to Sweden, not for business and not quite for pleasure... Or perhaps I should say pleasure - This is a newish tradition that we started last year with my family members that practise Shorinji Kempo (pictures from last year's trip). We are going to the Unity Camp car full of Mäki-Kuuttis. Two uncles, two cousins and a small boy. Sure, travelling onto a 3-day martial arts camp with a 4-year-old autistic boy can be challenging. However, I look at life with an attitude that states: You gain nothing by just staying home all the time. Why should I 'not do something' just because it might be difficult...? Luckily my son is an excellent traveller and anyways he's got a great attitude towards life which he will also radiate towards the people around him, so travelling with him is not really a burden anymore. He gets on. He needs food and drink and some running around. And an apple. But if you make sure those needs are met, he's quite a happy boy. The ferry over the gulf of Finland is also very exciting for a baby. There's a chance for swimming and playgrounds and everything. So Karlstad, here we come. Thank you fellow travellers in advance for tolerating the small companion:)