Kallion Tunnelma #1: Thai massage places

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Second-hand in the City

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Things to see and do in Helsinki: a two- and three-day itinerary

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Finnish food: Tar ice cream

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Dog sledding in Finland – options and logistics

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Dog sledding in Finnish Lapland – our little movie!

It’s taken longer than expected, but we’ve finally put together a little video of our husky sledding adventure (you can…

Uspenski Cathedral, Helsinki

The Uspenski Cathedral is one of the most visible and recognizable buildings in Helsinki, and we recently (finally!) managed to…

Two years in Finland

On Friday, we celebrated 2 years in Finland. As I knew it would, time has flown by. As we look…

A snowy spring… takatalvi in Helsinki

This winter Helsinki is expected to have snow cover for more than 130 days – in fact, considering that we…

Dog sledding in Finnish Lapland

In the middle of February we headed up to northern Finland for a winter adventure – a long weekend of…

Dog sledding in Finland – options and logistics

So you want to take a Husky tour in Finland? After our excellent dog sledding trip in Lapland (blogged here),…

Kaisaniemi Greenhouse: the other winter gardens in Helsinki

During the dark winter months, we’ve greatly enjoyed visiting the Helsinki Talvipuutarha (“winter gardens”) as it is a warm, bright…

Estimating the cost of living in Helsinki – we need your help!

Before moving to Helsinki I tried to find a good estimate of the cost of living in Finland… and there…

Watching ice hockey at the Jäähalli, Helsinki

Last weekend we headed to the Jäähalli (“ice hall”; in Töölö) to watch a game of ice hockey. The match…

Snow from my office window

There are such big snowflakes outside my window at work that its quite magical. I tried to capture it on…

City Surprises #13

Walking home a few days ago I was surprised to see Sauli Niinistö (the current Finnish president) staring at me from…

Snowy Helsinki

For the third year in a row, Helsinki has had good snowfalls. This is great news for those who enjoy…

Things to see and do in Helsinki: a two- and three-day itinerary

We’re looking forward to having some visitors this spring and summer, and thought it would be good to share our…

City Surprises #12

Hearing about an ostrich farm in Finland is one thing – but spotting an ostrich in Helsinki is another… The first…

Recent research: Plants may have a stronger effect on each other than herbivores do

For those interested in vegetation dynamics and/or what I’ve been spending time on… it turns out that interactions between plants…

Lux festival 2013: Light art installations in Helsinki

Each year, in the dark of the Finnish mid-winter, a festival of light art (i.e. art installations primarily using light)…

Roskilde Cathedral, Denmark

I recently travelled to Roskilde (just outside of Copenhagen) for a three-day workshop. While there was little time for exploring…

The weeks that were – December 2012

It has been a really busy start to the winter for us both – while it has been a bit…

Kallion Tunnelma #2: Graffiti

While walking around our neighbourhood (Kallio) a few weeks ago (photographing some of the many massage parlour shopfronts), I was…

Kallion Tunnelma #1: Thai massage places

One of the characteristics of Kallio is the abundance of Thai massage parlours (“hieronta” in Finnish) – they definitely contribute…

Tamminiemi – visiting a past presidential residency in Helsinki

Tamminiemi is one of Finland’s former presidential residences, a lovely old building which houses the Urho Kekkonen museum.   Located…

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