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 

Birthday dinner in Tallinn

Birthday dinner in Tallinn

Hubby’s birthday fell on a Friday this year and as we both happened to have that day off work, we decided to take an overnight trip to Tallinn and celebrate there. We hopped on the Eckerö ferry in Helsinki at 9 am and arrived in 

Short trip to Pärnu

Short trip to Pärnu

Last week my father-in-law turned 80 and decided to ”escape the country” so that he did not have to arrange a party. The solution was to gather his five siblings and their significant others and travel to a spa in Pärnu, Estonia for six days. 

St. George & Ventuno

St. George & Ventuno

This year to celebrate hubby’s birthday I booked a room at the new boutique hotel St. George that opened in Helsinki this past spring and a table at restaurant Ventuno that had opened its doors in September. The room I booked was a Sky Attic 

Christmas cruise

Christmas cruise

As January is almost over it is about time to blog about Christmas. Ever since my grandma became immobile and moved into a care facility several years ago, we have the same conversation with my family every year: Where and how to celebrate Christmas. There 

Bday at Haikko Manor

Bday at Haikko Manor

Hubby had his birthday in early October and I decided to pamper him with an overnight stay and dinner at Haikko Manor & Spa. This is one of those places where we return regularly for relaxing minibreaks away from the daily grind. The manor hotel 

Poroholma & Kylmäpihlaja – Rauma part 2

Poroholma & Kylmäpihlaja – Rauma part 2

Our second day in Rauma started with a short drive to Poroholma camping as that is where the boat to Kylmäpihlaja lighthouse leaves. Poroholma is located on the bay of Otanlahti and offers a camping ground, caravan pitches and cabins. There are several restaurants, one 

Two days in Rauma, old town and some museums – Rauma part 1

Two days in Rauma, old town and some museums – Rauma part 1

Last Thursday we headed to Rauma for a two nights minibreak to marvel at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Old Rauma (Vanha Rauma), which is the wooden city centre of the town of Rauma. The area of Old Rauma is about 0.3 km², with approximately