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Magical Christmas Season in Helsinki, Finland

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Christmas is only 8 sleeps away. Who is excited? I am for sure!All the way since the summer holidays my life has been chaotic. I have been super busy, worked long and unhealthy hours, travelled a lot for both work and pleasure, started a new Continue reading

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Oslo Street Art: Colourful Tøyen, Norway

On our last morning in Oslo after a nice and light breakfast at a local bakery we did a self guided street art walking tour in the neighbourhood of Tøyen, where we stayed during our long weekend in Oslo.street art toyen oslo Continue reading

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Vigeland Park in Oslo, Norway – World’s Largest Sculpture Park

So weird but so wonderful. Oslo’s Vigeland Park is the quirkiest and most fascinating park I have ever visited. I don’t get too excited about sculptures and such, and I had no idea what to expect but as I arrived at Vigeland Park after exciting adventures conquering the heights of Holmenkollen Ski Jump I was in for an intriguing surprise! Over 200 naked human figures in all its glorious simplicity and in all variety of poses and situations.The unique Vigeland Park is the largest sculpture park in the world by a single artist, Gustav Vigeland. Set along a boulevard among large areas of Continue reading

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Tampere by Night, Finland

Welcome to Tampere, the “Manchester of Finland”. After dark. This may sound a bit dodgy, but believe me, it is not. It is magical I would say.

The city of Tampere, which is located between two lakes, Näsijärvi and Pyhäjärvi, and linked to one another by Tammerkoski rapids, was Finland’s most important industrial centre in the 19th century.

Today, Tampere is a modern and vibrant city with more than 200.000 inhabitants. The industrial red-brick buildings on the banks of Tammerkoski rapids form a Finnish national landscape that gives the city centre a distinctive look and feel.tampere finlayson tampellaA couple of weeks ago I visited Tampere for four days on business. After a long and hectic day full of meetings I was tempted by crisp autumn air and clear skies. I changed into Continue reading

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Conquering the Heights of Holmenkollen Ski Jump in Oslo, Norway

The ultimate best thing to do in Oslo? I have a severe fear of heights but believe it or not, climbing Holmenkollen Ski Jump, a historic Norwegian landmark, was the highlight of my long weekend in Oslo!

If you love heights and unique experiences, conquering Holmenkollen Ski Jump in Oslo should be high on your Oslo bucket list. Even if you hate heights, Holmenkollen is not to be missed on your visit to Oslo.holmenkollen osloEver since I was a child I have watched Holmenkollen ski jump competitions on tv and knew that Holmenkollen was a world-famous winter sports arena, but for some reason I was not at all attracted to visit the spot when I was planning a three-day city break in Oslo. This was until Continue reading

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Travel Budget: Two Days in Doha, Qatar

Travelling is so inspiring and so much fun but it can be expensive, too. To find out exactly how much I spend on my travels I recently started to keep track on all my travel expenses using the TrabeePocket app. doha the pearl qatarFor this post I broke down my exact costs for my 48-hour stopover in Doha. I hope this will also help you plan your budget for your visit to Doha, the capital of Qatar. Before travelling to Doha I had absolutely no clue how expensive the city would be and how much I would be spending. I did not have a set budget for the weekend (like I never do), I just went with Continue reading

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25 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Doha, Qatar

My recent visit to Doha, the capital of Qatar, was my very first touch to the Middle East. I spent a lovely weekend in this super hot desert city that is evolving at a rapid pace. I was particularly blown away by Doha’s intriguing architecture, which is a combination of traditional, modern and futuristic. What I also found interesting and strange is the fact that camels live right in the heart of the city and that they were pretty much the only living creatures that were out and about during the day. Apart from the camels Doha was like an empty ghost town with no soul in sight. This is due to its super hot desert climate and the city comes alive as the sun goes down.

A picture is worth a thousand words, so I created a photo gallery including the most inspiring photos of Doha to turn on your wanderlust! The following photos perfectly sum up my weekend in Doha.

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