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…

Sauna: Löyly Helsinki

Tssxsssszh! The sound of Löyly Helsinki. In case you haven’t yet been invited to a sauna by a local, here is another great option. At…

Sunny afternoon at Hernesaaren Ranta, Helsinki

On Sunday, after sleeping in at the hotel, we walked over to Hernesaaren Ranta, or Hernesaari Beach. Walking slowly, and I mean very slowly (after…