Tag: travel

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.…

Killing time

Killing time

Monday was our last day in Dubai. As our flight was only leaving in the early-morning hours (around 4 am) on Tuesday we had a whole day to kill before needing to return to the hotel for packing and such. We had kept the rental…

Daytrip to Abu Dhabi

Daytrip to Abu Dhabi

Sunday was the only morning we had a schedule as we had booked a rental car. We had breakfast at the hotel, which was a really good breakfast with great variety and a chef that made eggs to order. The car rental office was a…

Souks and dinner at the Ritz-Carlton

Souks and dinner at the Ritz-Carlton

On Saturday we woke up late after a relatively late night the evening before. We decided to head to the Dubai Mall to find somewhere to have breakfast/brunch. We ended up at a place called Social House that served breakfast on weekends until 2 pm.…

Desert safari

Desert safari

We had booked our safari in advance with Platinum Heritage. We decided to splurge on the Platinum Desert Safari and I think it was definitely worth the price. The safari included pick up from the hotel, wildlife drive through the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve in…

Escaping Christmas

Escaping Christmas

This year we decided to escape the Christmas hype and stress and travel somewhere warm. We chose Dubai as the weather is guaranteed to be warm, the flight time (around 7 hours direct flight) is bearable as is the time difference (+2 hours). Our flight…

Three-day course in Valencia

Three-day course in Valencia

In late November I had the chance to attend a three-day course in Valencia, Spain. I’ve previously been to Barcelona and Madrid but Valencia was new for me. I had a full course program but did get the chance to see a bit of the…

Road trip – Part 3

Road trip – Part 3

On Sunday, we started the morning with a nice brunch at Les Filles after which we strolled to a huge bookstore called Filigranes and I fell in love. This is the kind of bookstore I miss that we no longer have in Finland. I could…

Road trip – Part 2

Road trip – Part 2

Sorry for taking so long to post but there has been so many things going on lately that I haven’t had any time left over for my blog. But let’s continue on our road trip. Our second day in Germany with friends was spent “running…

Road trip – Part 1

Road trip – Part 1

This year we opted for something slightly different for our summer vacation. We went on a European road trip, the route was: Ferry from Helsinki to Travemünde – Lindwedel – Frankfurt am Main – Brussels – Bremen – Lund – Stockholm – Ferry to Turku…