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.One of my favourite spots to watch the sun set is Continue reading
Year 2016 was a great year with lots of exciting experiences and I was happy to share my adventures around the world, near and far, also on my Instagram @tickettoadventures with a total of 250 photos. Thank you for following, liking and commenting, they are all very much appreciated. This is a glimpse of my top photos in 2016, most of them have also been featured on my blog posts. Which one is your favourite?
During the past few weeks mother nature has given us the best front seats to watch the playful autumnal game of changing of the foliage colours here in Helsinki.
A couple of weeks ago a strong autumn storm swept over Helsinki, the capital of Finland, and I was so afraid of loosing all colourful leaves that trees were carrying but luckily Continue reading
When you think about Greece, what is the scenery that you picture in your mind? I always picture Greece with whitewashed houses with blue doors and blue windows by the shimmering Mediterranean Sea. Or narrow lanes dotted with small traditional Greek tavernas with blue chairs and tables.It is not surprising that blue and white are the national colours of Greece and also colours of the Greek flag, which I am sure Continue reading
During the past few weeks I have discovered a totally new side of Helsinki – urban street art of Helsinki. Now that it is summer I commute to places mostly by bicycle instead of car or public transportation. This has totally opened my eyes to new things such as urban art. Earlier I did not realise that there is a wealth of creative street art everywhere in Helsinki, the capital of Finland, making the city a lot more vivid and colourful.Last summer I was curious enough to visit Suvilahti graffiti wall to see some street art but some time back when Continue reading
I love sunsets. I reckon I am some sort of a sunset freak. Whether I am at home or travelling I always want to take a peak in the horizon at sundown.
In Finland there is a stark difference with the amount of sunlight between seasons. In winter we basically have to survive with only a couple of hours of daylight or with no daylight at all in Lapland, the northernmost part of Finland. This is called the polar night. It occurs when the sun does not rise above the horizon and the night lasts for more than 24 hours. The opposite phenomenon is called the midnight sun. It occurs when the sun stays above the horizon for more than 24 hours.
So having said this sunlight has a special meaning to me no matter whether it is winter or summer. Sunsets in Helsinki, the capital of Finland, can be pretty awesome all year round. I am happy to live on top of a hill and enjoy magnificent 180-degree views over the surrounding areas from my balcony. From here I can see everyone but no one can see me. How perfect! My balcony is just Continue reading
Winter in Finland – YES, it does get cold! But: Finns do not suffer and survive winter, they live and enjoy it. Even if the thermometer reads -29° C, it does not feel as cold as you might think. This is due to the dry continental winter climate that does not feel as cold as the damp cold winter weather of Central Europe for example. Besides, Finnish people are used to the cold winter weather, so life and all things run more than smoothly.
For some travellers winter visits might be totally out of question because of the cold. However, if you are brave enough to encounter the crispy winter weather, you will most likely have an experience of a lifetime and surely you will Continue reading