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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 

Two dinners in Kuopio

Two dinners in Kuopio

I had made reservations in advance for our dinners in Kuopio. On the first evening, we dined at Keisarinsatama, which is located three kilometers outside the city center. The restaurant is housed in an old brewery building called Kotkan Höyrypanimo (Kotka Steam Brewery). Keisarinsatama means 

Tip 26: Use VPN when using public WiFi

Tip 26: Use VPN when using public WiFi

When traveling I utilize public WiFi a lot. I’m sure everyone is aware of the risks connected with using public WiFis. Some of the risks related to free public WiFi include data theft, malware attacks, and malicious hotspots. Another potential vulnerability of free public WiFi 

A weekend in Kotka

A weekend in Kotka

We decided to take a short minibreak and spend a weekend in Kotka. As we had Friday off, we headed to Kotka on Friday afternoon and arrived at the hotel at around 4 pm. I had booked us a superior queen room at Original Sokos