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
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.
Having to cancel my plans to travel to St Petersburg is not worth complaining about when you think of all the people in Russia trying to balance with the current situation
I'm taking you back to Sydney, Australia but talking about the design and harmony of Chinese gardens. Not confusing, it all makes sense.
Moving between countries is not always easy. You might get too attached to the temporary home when you should pack your bags. Personal thoughts on life abroad, in between and home.
100+ year-old Haikko Manor is luxurious and worth a visit, but the adjoined hotel is a bit more affordable. I attended a yoga weekend, but there are plenty of things to do on a mini holiday in Haikko.
Porvoo is a charming town in Finland. I visited the area a few weeks ago and I’ll write about this visit to Haikko next week, but this week I want to reblog my own post about the town Porvoo. No point in repeating myself too much. Do have a look if you didn’t read it five years ago when I first wrote it, it still looks much the same anyway – old and lovely.
There they are: red riverside warehouses. That row of small red cottages by the river is Porvoo’s trademark. They appear on postcards and school textbooks and welcome visitors to the town, just like they did already hundreds of years ago.
Painted houses and boutique shops
Porvoo is an old city located on the southern coast of Finland. Its history dates back to Middle Age and the old town attracts tourists with its narrow streets, wooden houses and old-fashioned atmosphere. Pebble streets lead to the medieval church or climb up steep hills turning to the doorsteps of some friendly house with red door and linen curtains on windows. Painted houses lean to each others creating colourful wooden walls which hide inner courtyards with apple trees and garden swings from the passers-by.
It is a windy day. The end of summer is near but Porvoo is still busy with tourists. The town…
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Melbourne is a quirky city full of arts for all sorts. I went to see an art exhibition and continued art exploration on the streets.
The feeling before your trip starts. Any one of your trips or holidays could be the most memorable.