Vuorilampi Nature Reserve – Kuopio

Over the Easter holidays, I went home to Finland for few weeks. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love London, but now and then the only antidote to…

Ice Skating in Kuopio

The winter season in Kuopio offers up plenty of opportunities to lace up your ice skates and head out for an unforgettable ice-skating experience, whatever your competence…

Helsinki: A Mini Guide

Now, I wouldn’t consider myself an expert in any city I travel to but thought it would be fun if I’d share few of the…

Helsinki Airbnb Tip – Ihantola

So it’s time to share this amazing Helsinki Airbnb tip – Ihantola and introduce you to our little home in the capital in December. The apartment was…

Welcome 2017

Happy New Year everyone! Can you believe it, it’s 2017! I hope everyone had a wonderful few days spending time with their loved ones. We…

Boxing Day Sleigh Ride

On Boxing Day morning we wrapped up in our coats and drove to the very top of Kuopio. Following the Boxing Day traditions of the…

Merry Christmas Everyone

It’s Christmas Eve morning and we are dancing around the kitchen to festive songs, mulling wine and preparing a big lunch for tomorrow when my…

Christmas Vacation in Finland

Hi, everyone – it’s Christmas vacation time! I’ve been waiting for this and I am currently on an aeroplane on my way to snowy Finland!…

Satoa Kuopio Food Festival

If you’re looking for something to do in Kuopio this weekend, you need to check out Satoa Kuopio Food Festival. It is packed with street…

Riuttalan Talonpoikaismuseo – Farmhouse Museum

Here, at Riuttalan Talonpoikaismuseo in Karttula, Kuopio wide floorboards creak of history and the locals tell a variety of stories of the past generations, what…

Harvest Festival

In Nordic and Baltic countries rye is traditionally used as a breading material, and most Finnish people serve rye bread with every meal, from breakfast…

World’s Best G&T by Napue Gin

Napue Gin Looking for a great Gin for a great G&T?  Finnish Kyrö Distillery Company won the first price at the International Wine and Spirits…