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5 touristic things to do in Copenhagen

August 30, 2018

In my previous post, I was wondering what could I do in one day in Copenhagen. If a traveller doesn’t have a lot of time to spare, there are two options to do. You can either prioritise and choose to experience the few must things to do. Or you can ignore all Lonely Planet’s tips and just wander on streets and sit at cafes observing people. Both options…

Denmark Travels

Copenhagen in one day

August 13, 2018

What do you do when you have just one day to visit the capital of Denmark? It is a bit rainy and I am so tired that I could sleep until tomorrow. Please, could someone remind me next time not to book flights that leave from Helsinki around 6 or 7 am? This means that I will need to catch a night bus from my hometown Tampere and…

Malta

What is Maltese food like?

July 24, 2018

Maltese cuisine is quite unknown, at least if you compare it to its Mediterranean neighbours. When I moved to Malta, I could not name any single local traditional dish. Maltese cuisine has been greatly influenced by several conquers that have ruled Malta over the centuries. However, nowadays what is affecting the most, is the tourism. Unfortunately several restaurants focus on serving the same, unimaginative pizza, pasta and hamburger…

Malta

Why am I leaving Malta?

July 22, 2018

This post is a sequel of my previous post on things I will miss when I leave Malta.  If there are so many good things about this island, why would I ever want to leave this land of endless job opportunities and sunny weather? Well, there are several reasons. Personal reasons I have lived a bit more than three years abroad. During this time my sister has had a…

Malta

What will I miss from Malta?

July 10, 2018

After three weeks I will pack my bags and head to my home country Finland. For the first time in several years, I actually intent to stay there for some time. I already know that there are several things in Malta that I am going to miss. The year here has been good, educational, peaceful in its own way and full of many experiences. I have learned the…

Malta Personal

When you have to decide…

July 5, 2018

Changes are scary and exciting at the same time. They bring a chance to learn, develop, renew yourself and become a slightly different. At the same time changes are difficult, because they force you to let go of some good things, people or the feelings of familiarity. Here it comes. I have decided to leave Malta.  There are several reasons behind my decision. I have complained about Mediterranean way…

Iceland Travels

What did one week in Iceland cost?

June 25, 2018

Iceland is not cheap, most definitely not. You can easily end up paying 200 euros a night for a 3-star hotel, 100 euros for a meal and 70 euros for a dip in the famous Blue Lagoon. Despite that, a huge amount of tourists are travelling to Iceland, and the number is rapidly increasing every year. Six months ago I received an email from a Finnish travelling company…

Iceland Travels

Unbelievable riding trip in Northern Iceland

June 19, 2018

I wake up early in the morning. It is still silent. Somewhere you can hear distant sounds of baby lambs and horses neighing. My room is already full of light – well, the sun hasn’t practically set at all during the night. From my window I can see snow-topped mountains in the horizon, surrounded by fields and herds of Icelandic horses. Hens are still half asleep on their perches and…

Iceland Travels

Crazy, crazier, Reykjavik

June 13, 2018

Reykjavik is the world’s most northern capital and a popular travel destination. Over 2 million people visit Iceland annually, most of them come to Reykjavik, and the amount of tourists is growing 20 % every year. This is a massive number of people if you bear in mind that Iceland has only around 300 000 inhabitants. Reykjavik is interesting, quirky, a bit of a paradox in many ways.…