Naantali – medieval churches and crappy service

Naantali – medieval churches and crappy service

On our second morning in Naantali, we decided to walk to Kailo island that is home to Moomin World. We chose to skip Moomin world and simply strolled to the seashore and back. Then we visited Naantali church that is the 2nd largest medieval church 

Mathildedal – cute alpacas and tasty food, part II

Mathildedal – cute alpacas and tasty food, part II

I left off at returning to our digs for some work on Monday afternoon. Terho’s pizza and more tasty cider After finishing work we headed to Village restaurant Terho to try our luck a second time with the pizzas. This time we were in luck 

Mathildedal – cute alpacas and tasty food, part I

Mathildedal – cute alpacas and tasty food, part I

Last week it was time for a change of scenery even though our vacation is not until August. On Sunday we headed to Mathildedal an old ironworks village by the sea. I had booked a small Airbnb apartment for three nights. Anttipoffi from 1852 The 

Celebrating 24 years of marriage

Celebrating 24 years of marriage

We celebrated our wedding anniversary in early June. It seems incredible to me that I have been traveling with my hubby for over 24 years – where have the years gone. New hotel by central railway station I had booked a night for us at 

Birthday celebration in Turku

Birthday celebration in Turku

This year I decided to celebrate my birthday in my old hometown Turku. This is the city where both me and hubby went to Uni and where we met and eventually fell in love and married. I also lived here for a few years as 

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 

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 

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 

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 

Places to visit in Uusimaa

Places to visit in Uusimaa

Since everyone living in the Uusimaa region are stuck within the confines of Uusimaa for the time being due to “border closing” I decided to look at interesting places to visit in our region. Naturally, this time of self-isolation may not be the best time