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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 

Sauvignon blanc ja parmesaanikala

Sauvignon blanc ja parmesaanikala

Viikonloppuna maistui taas ruuan kanssa Rosa Viini ja Ruoka -palvelusta saatu viini. Koska olin päättänyt kokkailla vaaleaa kalaa kaivelin valkoviinivalikoimaa. English summary at the end of the post. King’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc Vertailtuani muutamaa viinikaapista löytynyttä valkoviiniä päädyin avaamaan uusi-seelantilaisen King’s Bay Sauvignon Blancin. Kyseessä 

Åland offered culinary delights

Åland offered culinary delights

Like I promised, here is a separate post on all the lovely food we got to enjoy during our Åland adventure. I had booked a table for us for the first night at a tapas restaurant in Mariehamn called Boquerian. I instantly liked the vibe 

Bomarsund and shopping

Bomarsund and shopping

The next morning at breakfast we met the owner of the hotel, who gave us a bunch of ideas of what to see and do during the day. First, we made a stop at Sund church. The church is dedicated to John the Baptist and 

Kastelholm and great views

Kastelholm and great views

After a couple of days in Mariehamn it was time to head outside the capital. We started the day by driving to Kastelholm castle. Originally the castle was a fortress. Construction on it began at the end of the 14th century. The precise year is 

Mariehamn and Eckerö

Mariehamn and Eckerö

I apologize for the short hibernation on the blog, I’ve been on vacation and suffering from a bit of a blogger’s block. Well, at least, I’ve collected material for posts while I’ve been away. Vacation trip kicked off To kick off our summer vacation we 

Mökki-illallinen venetsialaisten hengessä

Mökki-illallinen venetsialaisten hengessä

Rosa viini- ja ruokakerho toimitti alkuviikosta laatikollisen viinejä venetsialaisten eli huvilakauden loppettajaisten hengessä. Koska olimme sopineet vierailevamme kaverien mökillä viikon loppupuolella pakkasin mukaan pullon punaviiniä maisteltavaksi ja suunnittelin sille kaveriksi helpon mökkiaterian. English summary at the end of the post. Mökkikassiin pakkasin espanjalainen Piedemonte Reserva -viini, 

Tip 28: Compromise and make suggestions

Tip 28: Compromise and make suggestions

I’m lucky enough to mainly travel with hubby who has very similar interests to mine. This means that it’s easy for us to come up with activities, restaurants, sights, etc. that interest us both. However, I’ve also traveled with other people (friends, relatives) and learned 

Plans for the rest of the year

Plans for the rest of the year

So, the corona situation around the world is not looking any better and I’ve slowly accepted the fact that travel will not be on the cards this year. As I don’t really want to accept this situation, I’m still harboring a minuscule hope that a 

Tip 27: Be polite, never stare and only complain when called for

Tip 27: Be polite, never stare and only complain when called for

For me, a rule a thumb in everyday life is to be polite and this also applies when I travel. When you decide to travel to a foreign country and culture you should be aware that things are going to be different from what you