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Summertime in Finland

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In May I was all about going somewhere, but now when the summertime started in Finland, I am more than happy that I can spend the whole month in here. The landscape is absolutely amazing this time of the year – all these greens and blues, talking about all the wild growing flowers, that makes the nature look like s candy shop. So lets talk about summer life in Finland. It is true that during the summer we Finns are…

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Aftermath: a perfect holiday

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You might call the holiday to be successful when you return home feeling a bit blue. At least my husband says it’s like that. Me, I began to suspect if the midlife crisis start to hit already?! Anyway, many of us have a summer vacation waiting around the corner, so let’s talk about a vacation and a successful one. For us, the Italian road trip was a success. This I can feel in my bones and pants tighten at the…

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Get together!

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During our trip to Barcelona region, we saw our friends every day. We were so on the road all the time, that the Finn in me needed one day off to be in peace. To the contrast of our life in Finland, during our 10 days trip to Catalonia we saw more friends than in the last eight months time in Finland. And this: seeing friends as a family I have missed. Our old neighbors invited us with open arms…

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A postcard from Spain

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After spending eight months in Finland, it was about a time to have a little break. We decided to come for a holiday near to our old home area in Barcelona region. In so many ways this holiday was so needed. The first thing that I noticed, when we landed to the Barcelona airport, was the feeling of relief. It was like a stone was removed from my shoulders. I didn’t even realize that I had felt so stressed out.…

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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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