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7 Places in Tallinn to Get into the Christmas Spirit

Last week I travelled to Tallinn for the weekend to see what the Christmas time in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, is all about. Even though I visit Tallinn regularly at least a couple of times a year, as it only takes 2 hours by ferry from Helsinki, this was my first visit to the city during the festive season. During the weekend I did lots of great Christmassy things and want to share my best experiences and best places where to soak up Christmas spirit in Tallinn.fotor_148171491614737

1. Tallinn Christmas Market

After dropping off my bag at the hotel I headed to the annual Tallinn Christmas Market held at the Town Hall Square in the very heart of the medieval Tallinn Old Town by the majestic Town Hall. This is definitely the best place Continue reading



Enjoying Christmas Time in Helsinki

Christmas is full on in Helsinki! Seasonal lights and Christmas decorations have been put out and bring sparkle and glow into our grey winter darkness. Snow is yet to come, we all hope to get a white covering for Christmas, fingers crossed.helsinki_christmasmarketsEvery year I tend to go for a walk in Helsinki city centre to see the Christmas lights and to get into the holiday mood. Come and Continue reading


Soaking up Christmas Spirit at Helsinki Christmas Markets

It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Helsinki! The city centre is beautifully illuminated with seasonal lights and Christmas Markets opened their doors on the weekend.fotor_148088580251014Already a couple of weeks ago I took a head start to the Christmas season exploring Copenhagen’s atmospheric Christmas Markets and admiring Copenhagen’s festive city lights and decorations. So I was getting a bit anxious waiting for Continue reading


Festive Copenhagen Christmas Lights

During the festive Christmas season Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, is filled with great opportunities to capture Christmas spirit and enjoy the famous Danish hygge. Last weekend I got to witness Copenhagen’s stunning Christmas glory with beautiful Christmas lights, vibrant Christmas markets as well as Tivoli’s magical Christmas wonderland.copenhagen_tivoligardens_christmascopenhagen_christmaslightsStrøget, Copenhagen’s lively heart and one of Europe’s longest pedestrian streets with a wealth of Continue reading


5 Atmospheric Christmas Markets in Copenhagen

What a beautiful Christmas city Copenhagen really is! With atmospheric Christmas markets, stunning seasonal lights and Christmas decorations all over the city, Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, truly brought me into the real Christmas mood last weekend. In Copenhagen it is impossible not to find the spirit for the Christmas holiday season.copenhagen_christmasmarketcopenhagen_christmasmarketThe best places to soak up Christmas spirit are Copenhagen’s many Christmas markets. Last weekend when I visited Copenhagen, I went on an evening stroll in the city centre and found some very magical Continue reading


Copenhagen: A Magical Evening at Tivoli Gardens’ Christmas Wonderland

Last week I travelled to Copenhagen for a long weekend to explore the city and to experience what the famous Danish “hygge” is all about. I believe hygge means something like creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people especially during the darkest time of the year. I am sure this something we all can take home from Denmark, a country of the happiest people in the word.copenhagen_tivoligardens_christmasOn Saturday evening after a busy day of sightseeing it was time to slow down, take it easy and enjoy some Danish hygge at the world’s second oldest theme park Tivoli Gardens fairytale Continue reading


TOP 5 Posts on Ticket to Adventures in 2015

Year 2015 was my first year as a blogger. It has been quite a ride with lots of exciting travel and adventures, and I must say I have enjoyed every single second of it! Having put countless hours of work and my heart and soul in it I am tremendously happy to have been able to write posts that people love to read and that I have gained such a large number of dedicated readers and followers.

As you may know, I love my blog statistics, so with this post I want to share the TOP 5 posts on my travel blog Ticket to Adventures in 2015 measured by the number of unique visitors. It seems that Helsinki, the capital of Finland, totally rocks, as all TOP 5 posts are about Helsinki! And a couple of pleasant surprises along the way, too!


1.  Fifty Shades of Autumn in Helsinki

The most popular post by far is about autumn in Helsinki. Nature’s colour galore was the most beautiful ever, so there was nothing I would rather do than go on long walks to enjoy the playful game of colours and perfect autumn weather with clear blue skies and sunshine. Continue reading