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),…

Travels

Travel year 2018

December 27, 2018

The year 2018 is reaching to its end and it is time to see how much I have traveled. How much should a blogger travel in order to have material for a travel blog? I have only done a couple of short trips to Europe and moved from Malta to Finland. Nothing exotic or extraordinary. 2018 will stay as a modest traveling year but next year might be…

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…