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Helsinki on Instagram-My days in Helsinki


Featured image photo credit: Alin Marian Photgraphy   #mydaysinhelsinki Helsinki is one city I am still getting to know even after living here for 3 years. Top of that, Helsinki is not a too big city to explore and yet everyday is a learning experience the moment I get out of my apartment. There are still many places I haven’t…

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Finnish traits

10 Finnish traits you absolutely love!


~Featured image credits: (c) Jussi Hellsten/Visit Finland~ After living in Finland for more than 2 years, I have come to realize that this much of time in this country is actually long enough to make you (unknowingly) accept and acquire a few certain Finnish ways of life and some of the typical Finnish traits. The sweet realization! It also makes you…

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Amsterdam: Postcards & random musings


  ~ Looking back at our trip to Amsterdam last month, I have been wondering, what is the most fascinating thing about Amsterdam that makes the city so irresistible! The answer often comes to me in many fragments and,then, in intersecting loops-sunken canals, vibrating nightlife, sex, leisurely coffee shops, old brick buildings, sweet dope, fine cheese and what not??? But, again, the…

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Huldras

Chasing ‘Huldras’ in the Norwegian woods


  Seated in a toy-like train on a bright mid-July day, we were moving down from an elevation of about 2800 ft. However, it hardly felt like summer as we were in Norway, one of the coldest regions in the world. To support our point, a couple of hours ago, we had just crossed a vast stretch of glaciers. The…

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Helsinki winter garden: one of the must-visits


Helsinki, unlike other European Capital cities, is not a very crowded place although tourism in the city has picked up in recent times. This gives its residents ample opportunity to have their moments of quiet right in the heart of the city. As I have written innumerable times before, Helsinki is blessed with abundant nature. Even then, a convenient combination…

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Nordic skincare problems and solutions


Featured image credit: Eetu Ahanen/( Helsinki Marketing ) * Disclaimer: I am not a beauty blogger and I am not trying to sell any products here. I just want to talk about the real skin-care challenges I have been facing ever since I moved to Finland. This is simply another perspective on #mydaysinhelsinki as I feel, Nordic skincare problems are…

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Walking on the frozen sea in Helsinki


When the month of February rolls in, the residents of Helsinki (and Finland in general) start spending more time outdoors as the days gradually start getting brighter and longer. Even though the outdoor temperature can be as brutal as -25 degrees Celsius, the happy month of February doesn’t deter people from seeking endless fun outside the comfort of their homes.…

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Helsinki day card

Helsinki in one day with Helsinki Card


It has been a while since I ventured out to seek new adventures in a whole new place. Work commitments, new goals at hand as well as the winter gloom have slackened the pace for a while now but a girl needs adventures. So till the time I am on the roads again, I decided to be a tourist in…

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Thoughts: 2018 and the year gone by!


Hello everyone! A little late but I had been meaning to post something about the year gone by and, of course, a lot about the new year too. 15 days of 2018 have already slipped through while I am still trying to get back to my routine life after the holiday season. Now that I am back from spending my…

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Budapest in pictures


If I have to present Budapest through these 20 pictures then this wouldn’t be the proper representation but still these pictures show a part of Budapest which I loved from the core of my ‘wander-luster’ heart. If I could, I would have clicked a thousand more but still it wouldn’t be enough to show how vibrant a city Budapest is.…

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Learning Finnish

How learning Finnish can be a real challenge!


As a great part of this blog is about my experiences of living in Finland, it would be a total whopper if I didn’t tell you all about my kooky battle with the Finnish language. As if moving into this unfamiliar part of the world wasn’t enough, I had to endure the painful process of getting familiar with the language…

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Siófok: Hungary’s summer haven


~Famous for its beautiful river-fronts, rich cultural history, beautiful architecture, state of the art thermal baths and, most importantly, culinary delights, Hungary, of course, doesn’t need any introduction. However, I should just confess that it did not feature on top of my wishlist before as better and bigger ‘bucket list-items’ lured me into different plans, each time I wanted to…

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