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Vacation sorted

Vacation sorted

We finally made decisions about our summer vacation last weekend. After some consideration, we decided we’ll go to the Åland Islands. As we had also considered a road trip in Eastern Finland and hubby really wanted to visit the Maritime Centre Vellamo in Kotka we 

Tip 22: Take free walking tours

Tip 22: Take free walking tours

As I’ve mentioned numerous times before, the best way to explore a new place is on foot. This is something you can easily do on your own and it’s easy to find route suggestions online or in guide books. However, there is also another great 

Why I travel

Why I travel

Everyone who travels has their own reasons for why. I thought I would share my reasons and motivation for traveling. Exploring new cultures A main motivation for my travel is to learn about new cultures. In culture I also include food and drink. I love 

Juhannusvalkkari ja grillattua lohta

Juhannusvalkkari ja grillattua lohta

Juuri parahiksi ennen juhannusta Rosa viini- ja ruokakerho toimitti kesäisiä viinejä maisteltavaksi. Kesän kunniaksi oli tällä kertaa mukana myös pari hanapakkausta, joista toinen pääsi mukanamme mökkiolosuhteisiin juhannuksen viettoon. English summary at the end of the post. Kyseessä oli espanjalainen Piqueras Sauvignon Verdejo. Itse ostan ainoastaan 

Tip 21: Avoid restaurants in touristy areas

Tip 21: Avoid restaurants in touristy areas

Do you like paying high prices for mediocre food? Me neither, and that’s why I try to avoid restaurants in touristy areas. It is rare to find good food for reasonable prices in areas where you find a lot of tourists. So, I recommend venturing 

Avoiding boredom on long travel days

Avoiding boredom on long travel days

Anyone who has spent a day traveling knows that you can get bored quite easily. Most people probably have their own tricks to avoid boredom and these are mine. Reading I’ve been an avid reader since childhood so what would be a better way to 

Tip 20: Accept that you won’t be able to see everything

Tip 20: Accept that you won’t be able to see everything

I doubt I’ve taken a trip where I had the chance to see everything that seemed interesting. On the other hand, I’ve never even tried, mainly because I don’t want my trips to turn into hard work. I think you should make a list of 

Anniversary celebration

Anniversary celebration

Last Sunday was our anniversary but we celebrated one day early on Saturday. As some COVID restrictions are gradually lifting I’d booked us a hotel room for one night and dinner. I cannot begin to express how great it felt to get a little variety 

Tip 19: Only carry what you need

Tip 19: Only carry what you need

I have to confess backpacks are one of my pet peeves. I don’t mind people carrying them on the streets, etc. However, when people wear them on public transport and indoors in smaller places and do not take them off it drives me crazy. Also, 

What if and then what

What if and then what

I’ve been going back and forth with my own thoughts lately. Our summer vacation is not coming up until mid-August, which is making it hard for me to commit to any plans. I had already settled for the plan to explore Eastern Finland. Now, however,