Greece Travels

Paleokastritsa is the most beautiful place on the island of Corfu

September 5, 2019

Paleokastritsa in Corfu is a small village where turquoise crystal-clear water meets stunning cliffs and olive tree groves. It is a beautiful, mythical place with a lot of history. The story tells that the Paleokastritsa bay was the place where Odysseus disembarked his vessel and met Nausicaa for the first time. At least the location couldn’t have been more perfect. The word Paleokastritsa (or Palaiokastritsa) means in Greek…

Greece

(Sick) greetings from Corfu

August 29, 2019

Hi and greetings from Corfu! I haven’t been writing in English for such a long time because I have been so busy with university and work. However, finally now I have some extra time on my hands and I can return to the English side of my page. I’m currently in Corfu where I arrived already 5 days ago. I was planning to write a lot earlier but…

Malta

Thanks for sending us to Blue Grotto

May 3, 2019

Before my trip to Malta, I asked you which new place should I visit during my holiday. My options were an old movie set at the Popeye Village, one of the oldest temple ruins in Malta or a boat trip to Blue Grotto. Well, the Popeye got the least support  (I learned that it’s mostly for kids) and I didn’t really feel like seeing the temples this time so…

Malta

Guess where I am going!

April 23, 2019

Greetings from Helsinki airport! This time I am travelling through Frankfurt to…. who would guess, to Malta! My plan is to work a bit and refresh the old memories of the time I was living on the island. There are still some things to do that I for some reason skipped when I was living in Malta. Here are a couple of options and I would love to…

Ireland Travels

Visiting Trinity College

April 9, 2019

Is there anyone else who is in love with old libraries? You know those places with wooden movable ladders, dim corners and old books smelling like unreadable adventures. If you are obsessed with those places, you won’t be disappointed with The Old Library at Trinity College. How to visit? Trinity College is a must-see place while you’re in Dublin. Elizabeth the first founded the university in 1592. Since then,…

Beyond the surface Motivational

Steps to a free life

March 21, 2019

My blog is turning five years this summer. Five years ago, I was a marketing graduate, living my nice and steady life in a small Finnish town. Outside all looked good and calm but inside of me, there was turbulence. All that time I had been living according to the common belief that one should be rational, hard-working, make always smart decisions and aim for safety and success.…

Travels

How to choose a GOOD hostel?

February 13, 2019

Staying at a hostel at the age of thirty or more might sound like a really bad idea. I bet a lot of you (also includes me a couple of years ago) would not even consider staying at a hostel. However, when you let go of your preconceptions, you can realize that hostels might not be such a bad idea after all. Especially when traveling alone, it can…

Malta

Winter in Malta – a suicide or a smart choice?

January 26, 2019

I have been brought up in Finland, and as you all know, the Nordic countries are known to have freezing cold, dark and long winters. In every single geography textbook, it said that winters in the Mediterranean are mild or even warm. A lie I would say. Little did I know what stood ahead of me when I moved to Malta one year ago. This post is all about…

Estonia Travels

Tallinn never lets you down

January 7, 2019

It is incredibly easy to travel from Helsinki to Tallinn by ferry. No wonder that visiting Estonia has been part of Finnish culture since the fall of the Soviet Union. Tallinn has been the place to get cheaper alcohol but more recently the city has built its reputation around great restaurants and amazing food culture. Right after Christmas I and my Swedish friend took a 2-hour ferry to…

Beyond the surface Motivational Personal

New Year’s resolutions and plans

January 1, 2019

First of all, I wish you all a great (travel) year 2019! New Year is one of my favorite celebrations because I love all symbolic new beginnings and opportunities to set your life on a new course. I love Mondays, new months, new school years and New Year’s celebrations. I’m a queen of making resolutions. The first resolutions have been very concrete (to get my first kiss, haha),…