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Finding the Essence of Finnish Design at Iittala & Arabia Design Centre in Helsinki

You may have heard of design brands such as Iittala and Arabia? These two brands are the most well-known Finnish design brands for tableware and glassware, and I can guarantee that every single Finnish person owns at least a few pieces by Iittala and Arabia, not to forget their sister brands Fiskars and Hackman.IittalaArabiaDesignCentreIittalaArabiaDesignCentreJust a couple of months back in November 2016 Iittala and Arabia joined their forces to open a new Iittala & Arabia Design Centre in the former Arabia factory in the district of Continue reading


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Arriving in Koh Mak: Trouble and Tears in Paradise

After exploring Koh Chang and enjoying quiet beach life under falling coconuts of Bailan Bay and by blue lagoons of Klong Prao for 10 days it was time to continue my travels to the next paradise island: Koh Mak.fotor_148736187429295fotor_148736194525584There are several boat companies offering transfers between Koh Chang and other islands. I bought my boat ticket at a local travel shop on Koh Chang for 500 Baht, and was picked up from the hotel Continue reading


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Winter Days by the Beach in Noordwijk aan Zee

Every day is a beach day in Noordwijk aan Zee! Even during the coldest winter season when temperatures fluctuate below and above zero degrees Celsius.fotor_148663374159812Earlier this week I spent 4 days in Noordwijk aan Zee, a small beach town on the dunes by the Atlantic Ocean, in the province of South Holland some 50 km southwest of Amsterdam. Continue reading


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Transport: How to Get from Bangkok to Koh Chang

Many people have asked me what is the best and easiest way to get to Koh Chang from Bangkok. This of course totally depends on what type of traveller you are. Some people want to get to Koh Chang as quickly as possible. Some people want to get to Koh Chang as cheaply as possible.kohchang_transport_ferryThis time I only had the chance to do island hopping in Thailand for 2 weeks so I opted for the Continue reading


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Koh Wai: A Perfect Day on Paradise Island

While staying on Koh Chang I went on a day trip to Koh Wai, a very small crescent-shaped island 6 km south of Koh Chang. Koh Wai is a fairly uninhabited quiet island paradise with no villages, no shops, no roads, no traffic, no cars, no motorbikes, no parties, very limited electricity and just primitive bungalows in paradise.fotor_148251505610559fotor_148251356890435I bought the day trip to Koh Wai at a local travel shop in Bailan Bay for 600B including all transportations, a 50B voucher for Continue reading


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Epic Sunsets of Koh Chang

Koh Chang is famous for its stunning sunsets. The best place to catch the sun disappear behind the horizon is on the west coast of the island.KlongPrao_KohChang_sunset_01fotor_148242549272894One of my favourite spots to watch the sun set is Continue reading


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Highlights of Lux Helsinki Light Festival 2017

Lux Helsinki light festival and freezing cold weather conditions are here again! Every year they seem to arrive hand in hand. With arctic temperatures down to -20 degrees below zero and harsh wind I braved the cold and headed out to explore Lux Helsinki on Thursday, the first night of the five-day festival (5–9 Jan 2017).luxhelsinki_topeliaLast year I was impressed by Lux Helsinki art installations more than ever and it felt like an exciting and colourful winter wonderland in the darkness. So this year my expectations were Continue reading