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paras matkakokemus koronavuosi 2020


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10 Mieleenpainuvinta matkakokemusta ja kommellusta vuonna 2020

Kyllä koronavuosi 2020 oli täysi floppi. Monen asian suhteen. Kaikki suuret suunnitelmat unelmien reissuvuodesta menivät tietenkin murskaksi ja reissut peruuuntuivat yksi toisensa jälkeen kun korona iski maaliskuussa. Myös omat henkilökohtaiset kasvutavoitteenikin pirstaloituivat vuoden mittaan yksi kerrallaan.

Nyt kun tammikuu alkaa olla jo loppusuoralla ja olen saanut hieman otettua etäisyyttä viime vuoteen ja koronan aiheuttamaan reissuahdinkoon, niin tässä kohtaa pystyn jo jopa ihan hyvillä mielillä katsomaan taaksepäin, koska tiedän, että jotain parempaa on jossain vaiheessa tänä vuonna toivottavasti tiedossa.

Ja okei, vaikka pettymyksiä oli viime vuonna vaikka muille jakaa, niin lohduttavaa tietty on että tilanne oli globaalisti meille kaikille samanlainen. Tällaiselle maailmankansalaiselle, joka on elämänsä aikana tottunut reissaamaan, tulemaan ja menemään pitkin poikin maailmaa niin paljon kuin sielu sietää ja kukkaro kestää niin Continue reading

ramsinniemen luonnonsuojelualue lähiluonto helsinki


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Lähiretkeilyä Ramsinniemen luonnonsuojelualueen pitkospuilla lehtipuulehtojen katveessa, Helsinki

Joskus vuosia vuosia sitten olen käynyt pyöräilemässä Itä-Helsingin Ramsinniemessä Vuosaaren lounaisosassa. Mutta vasta viime viikolla kuulin, että Ramsinniemestä löytyy kaunis ja pieni luonnonsuojelualue, jossa pääsee nauttimaan monimuotoisesta luonnosta pitkospuita pitkin upeiden merimaisemien äärellä.Koskaan aiemmin elämässäni ei ole tullut ulkoiltua ja retkeiltyä luonnossa näin paljon kuin nyt koronan aikana. Luonnossa liikkuminen on muutenkin iän myötä noussut entistä tärkeämmäksi henkireiäksi kiireisen arjen keskellä.
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experiences holmenkollen ski jump oslo norway


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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

experiences koh mak


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Exploring Koh Mak by Bicycle: Day 2

Having enjoyed such an active day exploring the eastern parts of Koh Mak by bicycle on Day 1, I was excited to start Day 2 with my bike, now with plans to see what the western part of the island had to offer.I started the day from my bungalow after late breakfast and took a paved road that goes to the centre of the island first passing a disc golf course and some resorts. Then going up a very long steep hill leading to Vista Lookout Point in the back garden of Continue reading

experiences koh mak


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Exploring Koh Mak by Bicycle: Day 1

The beautiful Thai island of Koh Mak is a low carbon and sustainable destination so what could be a better way to explore the island than by bicycle! I absolutely love biking and of course I also wanted to respect and support the green values of the island, so I rented a bicycle for two days instead of a motorbike.Koh Mak is fairly small in size, just 10 kilometers wide and 5 kilometers long. The terrain in Koh Mak is mostly flat with a few hills in the interior, natural forest alongside lush groves of coconut and rubber trees, making it Continue reading


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Helsinki: Secret Adventures in Kruunuvuori Ghost Town

Kruunuvuori ghost town with abandoned and collapsed villas, spooky atmosphere and burned down ruins of what once served as seaside summer residencies of the rich is most definitely one of the best kept secrets of Helsinki. Even though I have lived all my life in Helsinki, the capital of Finland, I did not hear about Kruunuvuori ghost town until a few months back and immediately wanted to explore the darker side of Helsinki.Helsinki_KruunuvuoriGhostTown_villa_07 Continue reading

tallinn


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Tallinn: Creative Adventures for the Mind(less), Estonia

A few weeks ago I spent a weekend in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. Over the years I have visited the city a hundred times more or less and explored it fairly thoroughly. This time we wanted to experience something totally new and different. Something adventurous we had never done before. Something to challenge our brains and creativity. So we booked an appointment at Exit Room. Exit Room offers real life room escape games. In the game, teams of 2-4 players are locked up in a theme room with only one way to escape: you have to use your brains, by collecting items and identifying clues, to solve puzzles and riddles in order to escape from the room in a race against time. ExitRoom_logo Out of four different theme rooms we chose the Bomb Room, which meant escaping from a psychopath’s room before the bomb set by him would explode. In advance we knew that the room would be full of technical duties and would require skills of MacGyver. I was totally excited and had millions of flashbacks as MacGyver was my favourite tv show as a child! We were also told that this particular room was the most demanding out of the four choices. Bring on the challenge!

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experiences cozumel mexico


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Stunning Mexican Caribbean Natural Island Beauty on Cozumel, Mexico

Having explored beautiful paradise beaches, historical Mayan pyramids as well as small colourful villages in the Yucatan Peninsula, it was time to hop on the boat and head to Cozumel, a small Caribbean island just off the Yucatan Peninsula in southeastern Mexico. Cozumel offers deserted, windswept beautiful natural beaches, wild and vibrant natural parks, long stretches of coral reef, friendly people, and colourful safe streets in the town of San Miguel.

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Cozumel is also a popular Caribbean cruise ship destination that welcomes more than one million cruise passengers each year and up to eight ships per day. That sounds like a huge amount of tourists but I actually found the island relatively quiet. I also heard that the island was badly beaten in 2005 by Hurricane Wilma, but, with few exceptions, the island has been completely repaired. Continue reading