Finns are often said to be "connected to nature". I don't think we are especially well rooted to nature, but maybe history and traditions have left some sort of mark on us. You see, trees and forests played a huge part in Finnish folk culture. Sanni Seppo and Ritva Kovalainen explored the role of trees … Continue reading Finnish folklore and the creation of Milky Way
Visit Västerby recreation area in Finland. I challenged myself with a trail run but a calm camp night is just as good option.
Marc Chagall plays with colour and inserts strange creatures in his paintings. The museum in Nice is definitely worth a few euros and a short visit.
I had never worn my graduation cap on May Day - it is a Finnish tradition that I had missed due to living abroad. It is not just any kind of hat though.
There was time to go for a quiet winter walk before the snowstorm Valtteri/Malik arrived.
Wilderness cafes and ski trail cafes are a common in most of the touristy areas in Lapland. They are part of the skiing culture, which has long traditions in Finland.
Midwinter magic in pictures. Snow makes everything brighter and more elegant. Winter in Finland is beautiful.
I'm taking you back to Sydney, Australia but talking about the design and harmony of Chinese gardens. Not confusing, it all makes sense.
About 60 km of walking in Eastern Finland? Absolutely! Herajärvi trail in Koli National Park was brilliantly autumnal. Golden colours and cheeky animals.
A visit to a famous painter's atelier makes me want to pick up a paint brush. Albert Edelfelt was one of Finland's most celebrated painters in the 19th century.