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Winter break in Northern Finland

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We didn’t plan to go on a winter holiday, but as I looked the calendar, I noticed that our girl has a winter break from nursery. So at day’s notice we decided to go to North of Finland to visit my mother. At first, I thought it is too difficult at four and especially with baby. You know, a long train trip! It would be so easy to stay home, right? Luckily we had the energy to go for a…

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A different kind of weekend in Tallinn

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Normally weekend holidays in a city represented for me shopping and tiring running around from fancy cafés to another. Nowadays I choose my hotel well and invest on sweet idleness. Four years ago we were just met with my husband and we spend a couple of days in Tallinn. It was the Christmas season. We went to fancy restaurants and cocktail bars, and I wanted to go shopping – a big time. It was the winter sales season. Big discounts.…

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Zero waste lifestyle on the road

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Ok, the title is a bit ambivalent because traveling can never be totally zero waste. When you take a plane – you are far away from it, but in this article I wanted to write about how you can reduce waste what comes about eating when on the road. When you go to an airport, plane or railway station you probably buy a take away coffee and a sandwich, which is wrapped in plastic, right? Traveling is stressful and you…

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Are you going to Helsinki? Mark these addresses down!

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Kuuma is the coolest breggie place in town. Start your morning with a big coffee, healthy juice and that image cool avocado toast. In this bright café you just want to stop the time, have another cup of coffee and read those fancy magazines. Write down: Kuuma, Pursimiehenkatu 12. Date & Kale is a healthy restaurant, which menu includes those perfect smoothie bowls that you just need to take a picture and posted on your Instagram account. Are you already…

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Next stop: Badalona

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As I wrote before we really liked Badalona, so we decided to come here again, and try what would it be like to life here for a while. We rented an apartment for ten days from Miramar apartement-hotel, and try to live as normal everyday life as possible. Though, beside of working and taking care of our little one, we have managed to do so much already, like going to a street market, to eat in my favourite vegetarian restaurant…

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Part II: what to do in Lanzarote?

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During our stay in Lanzarote we visited another two interesting tourist attractions that I want to recommend to you. Firstly, I recommend you take a walk in around Volcan del Cuervo, it will help you understand what happened on this island many years ago. After my husband told me that many people come here just to see the volcano, I sure walked respectfully around it. And let’s face it: it really was extraordinary. It takes like 45 minutes in total…

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A postcard from Lanzarote

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We have been in Lanzarote for more than a week, and I kind of start to understand those tourists who fall in love with the Island and decide to sell everything and move to Lanzarote. I cannot blame them. I mean, it has been a dream to wake up every morning and to hear and to see the ocean. Then go to the kitchen and make morning coffee and look at how the sun rises over the sea. It is…

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What to do in Lanzarote?

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So, when we got to Lanzarote we rented a car to get to our destination (Arrieta), which is about half an hour from the airport. On Sunday evening we had basically stayed in our area, walked a bit and seen some friends of my husband. In the evening our little girl started to be a bit anxious so we decided to go for a drive. My husband had done a bit of research on the Internet, and he had found…

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Next destination: Lanzarote

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It’s early on Saturday morning and we are heading to Orly airport. It is 5 o’clock and we are already in the taxi. We haven’t completely woken up yet, and we act mechanically just to make it to the plane (and get that morning coffee). I’m always a little tense before we go on holiday. Too many deadlines before leaving. The night before I was finishing my text for my creative writing course and then cleaning up the house. But…

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What? You can change a nappy here!

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Pariisissa meillä on oma suomalaismammaporukka, joka kokoontuu säännöllisin väliajoin. Kun yksi vinkkasi viestiketjussa kahvilasta, jossa olisi hoitopöytä ja vielä syöttötuoli, oli tuo ihmepaikka käytävä tsekkaamassa. Niinpä sovimme mammatreffit St. Michelin lähellä sijaitsevaan A. Lacroix Pâtissieriin. Ja totta se oli: kolmet vaunut ja kolme vauvaa mahtuivat sulassa sovussa kodikkaan konditoria-kahvilan nurkkapöydän äärelle. Siinä me söimme lounassoppaa ja kahvittelimme kaikessa rauhassa. Pari isompaa vauvaa (oma mukaan lukien) istui kiltisti syöttötuolissa vaihdellen kirjoja ja naksuja keskenään, ja me äidit saimme vaihtaa kuulumisia keskenämme.…

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