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May Day brunch at restaurant Penny

May Day brunch at restaurant Penny

This weekend Finland celebrated “Vappu”, which is one of the four biggest holidays along with Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve, and Midsummer. The celebrations begin on the evening of April 30th and continue on May 1st. The celebration marks the beginning of summer (which weatherwise 

Learning about wine

Learning about wine

I attended a wine course in February but just received the test result last week and since I passed, I figured it would warrant a blog post. I am by no means a wine expert but have always wanted to learn more about the interesting 

Another staycation: New hotel and classic restaurants

Another staycation: New hotel and classic restaurants

A couple of weeks ago it was time for another staycation in Helsinki. There is this newish hotel I was dying to test out and as it was blini season we opted for some classic restaurants. Hotel U14, a new favorite Hotel U14 that is 

The million-dollar question

The million-dollar question

The one question I’ve been asked a lot lately is what the first place is you’ll travel to when it is possible. For me, the answer is kind of easy. As soon as it is possible, I want to travel to Brussels to meet my 

Two-day minibreak in Helsinki

Two-day minibreak in Helsinki

This post has been in the making forever as my new job has kept me busy and I’ve ignored my blog. Hotel Haven never fails After Christmas, we spent two nights at our favorite hotel in Helsinki, Hotel Haven. Once again I had booked a 

I’m back

I’m back

My blog has been super-quiet lately. The main reason is naturally that with COVID19 there’s not much travel related happening in my life. On top of that there are also some changes in my life that has kept me busy for the last couple of 

Klaus K & Bardot – a relaxing Friday

Klaus K & Bardot – a relaxing Friday

I had a day off on Friday and had grabbed a nice hotel deal a few months ago. So, we spent one night at a hotel and had an excellent dinner in Helsinki on Friday. Klaus K Sky Studio After hubby finished work on Friday 

Urban hotel Verso in Jyväskylä

Urban hotel Verso in Jyväskylä

Due to some family issues we ended up taking an ex-tempore two-night stay in Jyväskylä. We took off on a couple of days’ notice, so I booked a hotel through booking.com and managed to get a pretty good deal. Modern hotel on historic premises On 

Italialaista punaviiniä & ranskalaista pataa

Italialaista punaviiniä & ranskalaista pataa

Viikonloppuna maistui taas ruuan kanssa Rosa Viini ja Ruoka -palvelusta saatu viini. Syksyn saavuttua teki mieli lihapataa, joten viiniksi valitsin luonnollisesti punaviinin. English summary at the end of the post. Femar Vini Gran Appasso Viiniksi valitsin italialaisen Femar Vini Gran Appasso -punaviinin. Tässä appassimento-menetelmällä valmistetussa 

Eating reindeer and visiting pandas

Eating reindeer and visiting pandas

Hubby celebrated his birthday last Sunday. As we had planned a weekend away with friends, we had an early birthday dinner already on Thursday. Reindeer weeks at Restaurant Lasipalatsi We chose an old favorite for hubby’s birthday dinner, Restaurant Lasipalatsi. The building in which the