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5 New Places to Visit in Helsinki 2017

I must say that I am extremely happy to live in such a vibrant and evolving city as what Helsinki is today. Recently lots of new interesting places and revamped oldies but goldies have appeared on the map in Helsinki, the capital of Finland. I can proudly introduce the following 5 novelties that I find very captivating as they bring a revitalising vibe to the cultural and restaurant scene of Helsinki.

1. Dock yard Konepajahalli R24

This revamped former dock yard Konepajahalli R24 in Telakkaranta in the district of Punavuori by the sea at the southwestern edge of the city, is becoming a bohemian Continue reading

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Finding the Essence of Finnish Design at Iittala & Arabia Design Centre in Helsinki

You may have heard of design brands such as Iittala and Arabia? These two brands are the most well-known Finnish design brands for tableware and glassware, and I can guarantee that every single Finnish person owns at least a few pieces by Iittala and Arabia, not to forget their sister brands Fiskars and Hackman.IittalaArabiaDesignCentreIittalaArabiaDesignCentreJust a couple of months back in November 2016 Iittala and Arabia joined their forces to open a new Iittala & Arabia Design Centre in the former Arabia factory in the district of Continue reading


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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


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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


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Best Things to See and Do in Rhodes New Town

Rhodes Town, situated on the northeastern tip of the island is without a doubt one of Europe’s best-preserved medieval fortress towns. Rhodes Town can be divided into old and new quarters: medieval buildings and narrow streets within the old town walls as well as vibrant and historical attractions by the waterfront in the new town.rhodestown_mandrakiharbour_01rhodestown_01

There are so many interesting things to see and do in Rhodes New Town that it is difficult to decide where to start. I want to Continue reading


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Top Things to Do and See in Bangkok

Bangkok – also known as Venice of the East and City of Angels – is a fascinating blend of east and west, old and new. The capital of Thailand with nearly 9 million inhabitants is a city of drastic contrasts, a metropolis where ancient and modern meet.  Luxury shopping centres, fancy rooftop cocktail lounges, chic upscale restaurants. Historical temples, street food, street markets. Red-lights district, large slum communities. Bangkok is hot, dynamic, hectic, chaotic and polluted. Traffic everywhere, people everywhere.Bangkok_grandpalace01Bangkok_trafficBangkok thrives with energy and offers a vast array of sightseeing, shopping, eating and drinking opportunities. There is so much to do and see in Bangkok that most definitely you will not get bored. Having visited Bangkok 4 times now, I must say that Continue reading


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A Day Discovering Man Caves in Helsinki Design District

Already for a very long time I have wanted to explore the small designer shops of Helsinki Design District but simply have not had the time for it. I had heard cool and new manly design shops opening lately so me and my friend decided to explore the masculine side of shopping instead of our regular shopping day out on the town with the girls. So a couple of days back we spent a whole day strolling in Helsinki Design District discovering unique man cave treasures and admiring the beautiful National Romantic architectural style of the area.HelsinkiDesignDistrict_Pinkomo_05 Continue reading