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
Qatar Airways, which was voted the world’s best airline in 2017 by travellers in the Skytrax World Airline Awards, started operating from my hometown Helsinki, Finland to Doha, Qatar 18 months ago. Ever since there has been a lot of buzz about the airline and finally I had the pleasure of flying Qatar Airways to Indonesia with a 48-hour stopover in Doha.Currently Qatar Airways operates two daily flights from Helsinki to Doha Hamad International Airport. A direct flight from Helsinki to Doha takes around 6 hours. This means that Doha makes a great gateway especially to South East Asia, Continue reading
I never expected to find a gorgeous gem like this in my hometown Helsinki, the capital city of Finland. The yellow building of the National Library of Finland, which is located right opposite to Helsinki Cathedral in the heart of Helsinki looks very modest from the outside but is something completely different on the inside.The National Library of Finland is possibly the most majestic library I have ever visited. It is a historical place and a perfect haven of peace and quiet away from the busy streets of Helsinki city centre.
This library is a must for all book worms and architecture lovers, and everyone who wishes to discover Continue reading
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
White daydream. Inspiring. Calming. Contemporary. Clean Scandinavian lines. Fresh and modern Finnish minimalism. This is how I would describe the design and architecture of Helsinki University Library.I am not a student or alumni at Helsinki University. And I am not a typical library nerd either. But after visiting the main library of Helsinki University (Helsingin yliopiston kirjasto) I actually might become a frequent customer as Continue reading
Lights are on in Helsinki! What a feeling! So far the winter in Helsinki has been extremely dark and rainy with zero snow and zero sunshine. This is the reason why we got so excited earlier today when the Lux Helsinki Light Festival shedded new light on the Finnish capital city.The playground for Lux Helsinki Light Festival this year is the impressive Helsinki city centre district of Kaartinkaupunki, where the streets, squares and Continue reading
2017 was a fantastic travel year with bucketloads of new exciting experiences. I was happy to share my adventures around the world, near and far, also on my Instagram @tickettoadventures with 335 photos. Thank you for following, liking and commenting, they are all very much appreciated.
This is a glimpse of my top photos in 2017. Some of these have also been featured on my blog posts, however not all so I want to share them here on the blog too. Which one is your favourite?