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Island Escape in Helsinki Archipelago: Liuskasaari Island

Liuskasaari is one of my favourite islands in Helsinki archipelago. What makes this island very special is its location just a few hundred meters off the seaside promenade of Kaivopuisto Park in the southern part of Helsinki mainland. Thanks to its proximity to the city centre and relaxed maritime vibe Liuskasaari makes a perfect little evening outing or a nice day trip combined with the neighbouring island of Uunisaari, which can be accessed from Liuskasaari via a bridge. Continue reading

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Island Escape in Helsinki Archipelago: Uunisaari Island

One of the many things I love about my home town Helsinki is the archipelago with hundreds of islands. Helsinki’s coastline is over 100 km long and accommodates more than 300 islands. Quite a number!These small islands in Helsinki archipelago provide perfect getaways from the hustle and bustle of Helsinki city centre. Many islands are just a stone’s throw away from the mainland. One of these is Uunisaari island, right off Continue reading


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Autumnal Photo Walk in Helsinki

The most colourful time of the year is in Helsinki again: Autumn! This week nature has completely exploded with the brightest of colours from green to all shades of yellow, orange, gold, red and auburn.

After several weeks of dark and cold autumn rain, now during past few days we have been very lucky and have enjoyed some of the most beautiful autumn weather with sunshine and blue skies. Today I woke up early in the morning and headed to the outdoors to capture some autumn colour and beauty with my camera. Continue reading


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Picture-perfect Postcards from Turkey

Many of you already know that this summer I travelled solo around Turkey for the most amazing 2 months. I discovered bustling cities, quiet small villages, lush green mountains, turquoise seas, golden beaches, ruined ancient cities, Unesco World Heritage Sites and so much more. I was totally blown away by Turkey’s beauty and the wealth of historical and natural attractions. I cannot wait to share all my exciting adventures with you guys but before I do that I would like to Continue reading


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Green Getaway in Helsinki: Kallahdenniemi Peninsula

Located in the eastern part of Helsinki, Kallahdenniemi is an impressive recreational peninsula that juts out from the area of Vuosaari. With nature reserves, tall pine forests, beautiful sandy beaches, shallow waters, natural meadows and rugged coastline Kallahdenniemi is a true hidden green gem of Helsinki and a perfect place to enjoy wild nature and  fresh outdoors. Continue reading


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Helsinki: Sightseeing Stroll Around Töölönlahti Bay

The peaceful urban park of Töölönlahti Bay is a true green oasis in Helsinki city centre. Many of Helsinki’s best attractions, landmarks and cultural institutions can also be found in this area. Having said that, Töölönlahti Bay makes a perfect place to enjoy nature, sports and cultural activities.

The other day I went on an expedition around Töölönlahti Bay and found so many attractive spots to explore, quiet corners to relax and so much more!A leisurely walk around Töölönlahti Bay takes no more than an hour. If you wish to explore the area and attractions you should reserve at least Continue reading


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Green Getaway in Helsinki: Helsinki Winter Garden

Helsinki Winter Garden (Talvipuutarha) is a summery oasis of exotic plants and a delightful place to explore tropical greenery all year round.Especially on a cold and dark winter’s day when outdoor temperatures reach freezing cold, this elegant glasshouse feels like a hot tropical paradise of exotic Continue reading