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Sightseeing Cruising in Helsinki Archipelago

What could be better than cruising in the archipelago on a sunny summer day! With over 300 islands and 100 km of sparkling shoreline Helsinki, the daughter of the Baltic Sea, is at its best on the water during the summer months.On a sunny Saturday afternoon last weekend, I decided to go on a sightseeing cruise in Helsinki archipelago on a whim. Most tour boats leave from Helsinki Market Square in the city centre. I opted for a 1,5 hour Continue reading


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Hidden Secret of Helsinki: 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 cultural hub of Helsinki, the capital of Finland. This spot is still fairly unknown and makes an exciting place for urban adventures in historical industrial settings.Dock Yard Konepajahalli R24 was originally designed by Sune Maconi. Today the over 100 years old red brick building with rough looks and a massive Continue reading


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Rhodes Road Trip: East Coast from Rhodes Town to Lindos

On the first day of my Rhodes road trip I explored the west coast of Rhodes from Ialyssós all the way down to Fourni Beach and returned back to Ialyssós via mountains and cute little inland villages. Earlier I had also discovered the medieval Rhodes old town together with the more modern part of Rhodes town, so on the second day of my road trip it was time to hit the east coast of Rhodes.This was my route on the east coast: Continue reading


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Rhodes Road Trip: Inland and Mountains from Monolithos to Ialyssós

Earlier during the day I explored the west coast of Rhodes from Ialyssós to Fourni Beach. It was a fantastic road trip: quiet beaches, stunning lush green nature, archeological sites, historical castles and massive caves, cliffs and rock formations along the rugged shoreline.To get back to my homebase in Ialyssós I decided to take the mountain road to see what the inland and mountain regions Continue reading


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Rhodes Road Trip: West Coast from Ialyssós to Fourni Beach

Rhodes is a large and versatile island with plenty to see and do. I had already explored medieval Rhodes old town together with the more modern part of Rhodes town as well as the historical town of Ialyssós and Filerimos Hill. However, there is much more to Rhodes than just these places so I rented a car for a couple of days to discover the island further.My plan for day 1 with the rental car was to explore the west coast from Ialyssós all the way to down to Fourni Beach and return in the afternoon via Continue reading


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Hidden Secret of Helsinki: Roihuvuori Cherry Tree Park

This Japanese inspired garden, Roihuvuori Cherry Tree Park (Roihuvuoren Kirsikkapuisto), in the district of Roihuvuori must be one of the most exotic parks in Helsinki, the capital of Finland. With more than 240 cherry trees and an abundance of soft blossoms wafting a mild cherry scent it feels like walking in a pink fairytale world.I have heard and read many stories about this place but Continue reading


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Best Places to See Helsinki in Its Spring Coat

It’s been a long time coming. But it is finally here – spring! Warm weather and sunshine seem to get people on the move. Streets, parks, squares and seaside cafes become vibrant and full of life. Nature turns green and you can literally see grass growing and trees bursting into leaf in all shades of green. This weekend I discovered the following 6 places in Helsinki where you can feel some true spring vibes:

1. Roihuvuori Cherry Tree Park

This Japanese inspired space, Roihuvuori Cherry Tree Park (Kirsikkapuisto), in the district of Roihuvuori must be one of the most exotic parks in Helsinki. 240 cherry Continue reading