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Karun ulkosaariston lumoa Sipoon Kaunissaaressa

Kaunissaari on kaunis. Niemensä mukaisesti. Jo monia vuosia tämä Sipoon ulkosaaristossa sijaitseva helmi on ollut jokakesäisellä To do & see -listallani. Kyllä, kesäksi aina listaan paikkoja, joissa haluan käydä, ja asioita, joita halua tehdä. Toteuttaminen on onnistunut vaihtelevalla menestyksellä. Mutta parempi myöhään kuin milloinkaan, kesäpäivä Kaunissaaressa on siis nyt edessä.Kuumassa loppukesän aamupäivän auringossa poljen pyörällä reppu selässä kohti Vuosaaren Kalkkihiekantoria, mistä Norsölinen vesibussi Kaunissaareen lähtee. Olen alkuperäisestä aikataulustani myöhässä ja venesatamaan päästyäni kiroilen. Olisi pitänyt Continue reading

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Hienoja hiekkadyynejä, rentoa rantaelämää ja lumoavaa lähiluontoa Kallahdenniemellä, Helsinki

Ihan uskomatonta miten paljon kaunista luontoa Itä-Helsingistä löytyykään! Kallahdenniemestä on viime vuosina tullut oma suosikkipaikkani. Tänne on kiva tulla haukkaamaan raikasta meri-ilmaa reippailun merkeissä. Kallahdenniemellä sijaitsee myös yksi kieltämättä Helsingin hienoimpia hiekkarantoja upeine hiekkadyyneineen ja suhisevine kaislikkoineen, joten rento rantaelämä hiekkadyyneillä on toinen seikka, joka minua tänne vetää.Kallahdenniemi kurottuu etelän suuntaan keskeltä Vuosaarta. Alueelta löytyy lukuisia vanhoja kesähuviloita ja Continue reading

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Giveaway: Tickets to Matka Nordic Travel Fair 2019 in Helsinki, Finland

Happy New Year! 2019 is in full swing and I want to thank you for all the support and love I have received from you throughout my adventures around the world during the past years.

Dark and cold winter is here and this is the perfect time to dream of upcoming travels and adventures, look for new ideas and plan your next dream trip. Therefore, I am happy to give away a ticket package Continue reading

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My 15 Unforgettable Travel Memories of 2018 – Highs and Lows

All I can say is wow! What a year it was. 2018 was such an active and incredible year for me. This year was all about adventure and exploring new countries. All together 9 weeks, 13 flights, 3 continents, 7 countries, 5 islands, 11 cities, countless villages. Thousands of photos. 33 blog posts. Feelings of all sorts. Happy smiles, crocodile tears, excitement, disappointments. I have encountered them all.

The memories I made and everything I got to discover in 2018 were truly amazing and I am so thankful to have gotten the opportunity to travel so much. Now looking back, maybe even a bit too much as there was too little down time at home. That said I would love to share with you my most unforgettable travel memories – highs and lows – of 2018.agadir beach morocco

Prettiest scenery: Bali’s volcano shooting ash at sunset

I will remember this scenery forever. Sweeping bays of Amed, black volcanic sand and the most beautiful sunsets with Bali’s active volcano Mount Agung in the background. No tv needed for entertainment when nature Continue reading

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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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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


Hidden Architectural Gem of Helsinki: Rikhardinkatu Library

Some time back I wrote about two beautiful libraries in Helsinki that hide amazing architectural details, Helsinki University Library and the National Library of Finland, both something very unique in terms of architecture and design in Finland and definitive must-sees for all locals and visitors alike.

Rikhardinkatu Library (Rikhardinkadun kirjasto) in the heart of Helsinki is another beautiful public library that is popular among locals and well worth a visit. I love the sophisticated and historical atmosphere of this library.helsinki rikhardinkatu libraryRikhardinkatu Library was the first public library in the Nordic countries designed for Continue reading