Having visited all Scandinavian capitals, I can honestly say that Copenhagen is my favourite Scandi capital. Copenhagen is a charming city all year round, with an interesting mix of old and new architecture, friendly people, lively streets and vibrant foodie scene. Not to forget the wide variety things to do and see in Copenhagen.Winter in Copenhagen may be cold and wet, and even white and snowy. So you should wear lots of layers to stay warm. The world-famous Danish hygge will Continue reading
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
Dark and cold October evenings are here in Helsinki again, and so is the fun-filled Linnanmäki Carnival of Light. During the festivities of the Carnival of Light (Valokarnevaali) at Helsinki’s legendary amusement park Linnanmäki, thousands of colourful lights illuminate the park until late in the evening.
During the past few years it has become a tradition for me to go on a stroll in Linnanmäki during the festival, take photos and soak up the spectacular lights and colours. It is such perfect therapy for the body and mind during the dark and cold season.
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
The suburb of Pasila some 3 km outside Helsinki city centre has always been an eyesore to me. A sad and dodgy neighbourhood with large grey concrete blocks of flats and offices. A dreary place where I do not want to set my foot unless more than necessary. Here you can literally see more than fifty shades of grey. Continue reading
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
One of the many hidden secrets of Helsinki that not even all locals know about let alone tourists and visitors, is the former psychiatric hospital area of Lapinlahti. With prime location right by the sea surrounded by a large leafy green park fairly close to Helsinki city centre, this place boasts fascinating history and depressing hospital stories all the way from the 1840s. Today Lapinlahti is a communal place that invites everyone to relax the mind and body as well as enjoy culture, arts and events. Continue reading