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 

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 

Tame pelicans and exceptional Japanese food

Tame pelicans and exceptional Japanese food

Monday was our last day in Florida before the flight back home on Tuesday. We decided to head out to Lauderdale-by-the-Sea to check out Anglins Pier and the beach. Anglins Fishing Pier is the longest pier in South Florida but not all of it is 

Seafood and river cruise

Seafood and river cruise

We had no actual plans for Saturday, so we headed out on a mission to find a few things friends had asked us to bring back to Finland. On the same adventure we also did some more shopping for ourselves at Pembroke Lakes Mall and 

Everglades and heavy shopping

Everglades and heavy shopping

On the second morning in Florida we had breakfast at the house and hopped in the car to head to the Everglades. We had bought tickets online for Coopertown Airboat that has been in operation since 1945. We arrived at Coopertown Airboat around 11 am 

Catastrophic dinner & superb bed

Catastrophic dinner & superb bed

I had booked a room and dinner package at Hotel GLO Sello for last week’s Friday. The hotel has recently been renovated from floor to ceiling, so it was interesting to see the renewed hotel. The room I had chosen was a GLO Tempur room 

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 

Swedish and international cuisine

Swedish and international cuisine

Finally, the post about what we ate on our summer vacation in Sweden. As I mentioned in my first post on Gotland, our first dinner in Visby wasn’t anything to write home about. It was a portion of fish & chips that swam in grease. 

Anniversary dinner at Penélope

Anniversary dinner at Penélope

We celebrated our 22nd wedding anniversary in early June and chose Penélope as the place for our anniversary dinner. The owners, Hans Välimäki and Arto Rastas, say that they decided to open a restaurant where they would like to go. An uncomplicated restaurant that focuses 

Birthday dinner at Sikke’s

Birthday dinner at Sikke’s

This year for my birthday we had booked a table at the recently (mid-April) opened restaurant Sikke’s. The restaurant calls itself a neighborhood bistro that you can easily pop into for a glass of wine and a small bite at the bar or stay longer