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Night of the Arts: Helsinki 2012

The Night of the Arts is the biggest celebration in the annual Helsinki Festival – a whole day when the city…

City Surprises #9

Most of the things that I have labelled as “city surprises” have been lovely little details that I’ve passed by…

City Surprises #8

The area just north of Helsinki’s central railway station (Rautatieasema) is currently being redeveloped (after some of the facilities –…

City Surprises #7

Along the rather busy Helsinginkatu (Helsinki Street) a lovely surprise is the leafy Tauno Palo park. The park is a…

City surprises #6

Walking along Simonkatu (opposite Forum) recently I noticed that a few of the paving stones looked different from the rest…

Lahti, Heinola, Vääksy and Urajärvi

Lahti is the seventh largest city in Finland, lying about 100 km north of Helsinki. While visiting our friend Noora’s…

A correction: Raspberries

Just briefly… I was wrong when I said in an earlier blog post that I’d not seen many raspberry bushes…

Summer in Finland – life at the kesämöki

Summer in Finland is a time for holiday – and nothing much is better than enjoying having a sauna and…

Rauma and Kiukainen

Earlier in the month we spend a lovely weekend in the Satakunta region (south-western Finland), staying with our friend Kaisa…

The best cupcake recipe in the World!

This is by far the best cupcake recipe in the world. And don’t just take my word for it, try…

Sammallahdenmäki bronze age burial site

While travelling to Rauma with our friends Kaisa and Marianne, we decided to quickly look around at Sammallahdenmäki. This bronze…

Finnish cuisine: berries, berries and more berries!

My guess is that the biggest difference between South African and Finnish food is the predominance of berries among the…

Finnish National Museum and the Tram Museum

We’ve recently visited two more museums in Helsinki for the first time: we made a special plan to carefully explore…

Bath City

On the advice of family members, I took the free city tour. The tour started at 2pm outside the Roman…

Helsinki Winter Gardens (again)

A few weeks ago we really enjoyed our first visit to the newly renovated Helsinki winter gardens – in fact…

Bath Abbey

I thought that I’d just post the photos this time:

City surprises #5

A fair time ago, I spotted in the middle of Kampintori (central Helsinki; usually populated by skateboarders) a strange little…

Hampon Court Palace

One of  my first tourist stops when I was in London was Hampton Court Palace. I spent 5 hours wandering…

Sneak Peak: Bath Abbey

I was recently in England and still need to sort out my photos before I blog about my time there….

The sound of the Helsinki Metro

One of the aims of our blog is for it to not only be a way of sharing our experiences…

Traditional Finnish games: Pesäpallo and Mölkky

Recently we’ve had opportunities to play two traditional Finnish games: pesäpallo and mölkky. Both were great fun – and I’d…

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