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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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Haltiala Farm

Haltiala Farm: A date with Finnish nature

The experience of living in Finland would have been incomplete without a coup d’œil of its farm life. In search of a perfect spot to do so, I had stumbled upon this beautiful place called Haltiala Farm near Helsinki. As expected, this place happens to offer an ideal excuse for a day out amidst nature. Then, I also got to…

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Cherry blossom

Cherry Blossom-A slice of Japan in Helsinki

It has been a dream to go to Japan and witness the magnificent cherry blossoms but that can wait as Helsinki offers a tiny bit of the same. Although it doesn’t happen on a grand scale the blossom surely offers some consolation for those bitten by nostalgia, yearning for home, and curious to witness a spectacle so grand that it…

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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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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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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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Living in Finland: Fighting seasonal blues

~Featured image copyright: /Eetu Ahanen~ It is that time of the year again when the dipping temperature and the falling leaves bring back the same sinking feeling we are all very familiar with. The bad feeling worsens after the colourful autumn makes an exit because the weather is always gray. There is something in the weather that makes us all…

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Browse and bookmark: Helpful for travel?

Definitely yes. For too many reasons. But, recently, I have had my doubts at some points while travelling in Europe. First, I feel, impromptu travel is more fun. When you see and inspect a place beforehand it somehow loses its charm and ups your expectations way too much. When we were kids, setting out for unknown destinations was so thrilling,…

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