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 

The million-dollar question

The million-dollar question

The one question I’ve been asked a lot lately is what the first place is you’ll travel to when it is possible. For me, the answer is kind of easy. As soon as it is possible, I want to travel to Brussels to meet my 

Eating reindeer and visiting pandas

Eating reindeer and visiting pandas

Hubby celebrated his birthday last Sunday. As we had planned a weekend away with friends, we had an early birthday dinner already on Thursday. Reindeer weeks at Restaurant Lasipalatsi We chose an old favorite for hubby’s birthday dinner, Restaurant Lasipalatsi. The building in which the 

Åland offered culinary delights

Åland offered culinary delights

Like I promised, here is a separate post on all the lovely food we got to enjoy during our Åland adventure. I had booked a table for us for the first night at a tapas restaurant in Mariehamn called Boquerian. I instantly liked the vibe 

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 

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 

Two dinners in Kotka

Two dinners in Kotka

I had made reservations in advance for our dinners in Kotka. 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 

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