Australia

Working holiday alone – how to find friends?

November 28, 2018

I started my second working holiday year in Australia without any traveling companion or friends to hang out with.  That year has been my biggest solo travel experience this far, and I can assure that I was nervous. How can one find friends? Am I condemned to a year of loneliness? In this post, I will share my personal experiences about my working holiday year in Australia and…

Life in Finland

Finns are crazy – at least if you ask from a Swede!

October 25, 2018

The Finns love to hear what other nationalities think of them. Especially we want to know what the Swedes think of us. Finland and Sweden have a love-hate-relationship that usually is the most obvious during the Icehockey World Champion Cup. For us Finns, Sweden is an annoyingly successful country where people are a bit blonder, a bit prettier and a bit better in all aspects. Thank god, they…

Life in Finland Travels

Flying from Tampere-Pirkkala airport

October 19, 2018

Tampere-Pirkkala airport has terminals 1 and 2. The first one is used by SAS and Finnair mainly and the second is for low-cost airlines like Ryanair. Both of the terminals have been renovated and modernized to serve the needs of business and holiday travelers. I experienced terminal 1 for the first time a couple of days ago while flying to Stockholm and Kalmar. I must say that I…

Sweden Travels

Autumn break plans

October 15, 2018

Sorry for being a bit quiet on my blog. Not so happy things have happened recently but today I can finally look forward to something nice and pleasant. My autumn break is starting today, and I am going abroad of course! I will need to do a couple of things at the university today but then I am heading to the local airport and traveling to Sweden. I…

Beyond the surface Motivational

At the age of thirty, I stopped comparing myself with others

September 28, 2018

I came a couple of days ago from my hairdresser who is soon reaching the magical milestone of turning thirty. We talked about life, our plans and the wonderful feeling of having already achieved something during your lives. When you are in your thirties, you have something to look back to, accumulated knowledge, experiences, some wisdom, memories, also some mistakes. At the same time, there is something to…

Motivational Travels

3 TOP travel dreams

September 22, 2018

When the summer is turning into autumn, my mind starts to plan the future. It is time to update my goals and wardrobe, get new hobbies and make new plans. Also, new travel dreams are starting to emerge. At the moment, I have three specific goals that I want more than anything else. They are something I could probably fulfill in a year or two, which makes them…

Australia Motivational

Australia and working holiday: How did I save money for it?

September 16, 2018

Working holiday, as the name tells, is a holiday combined with working and earning money. Australia is one of the most common working holiday destinations but the country is really expensive. One night at a hostel costs around 25 – 30 Australian dollars, and when you add food and other compulsory expenses, you easily end up spending at least 50 – 70 dollars per day. It is also…

Denmark Travels

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…