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Finnish cottage life

Midnight sun, Lake Saimaa, and the Finnish cottage life!


If you want to practice the art of silence then come to Finland. You will find tranquility in every corner of this country, even in its cities. But if you want to seek true peace and quiet in true Finnish style then you must experience the Finnish cottage life. And it is not that hard to find it in Finland. Almost every Finnish family owns a cottage. When they are not in the mood for the quiet time which is quite rare or it is absolutely necessary for them to stay away to earn a living in the city, they often rent it out to those who want a slice of their cottage life. So a short break at a Finnish cottage is one of the ‘must-experience’ things you can do while visiting Finland. Trust me, finding your zen moment in Finland is not as difficult as you think.

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Porvoo old town

Day trip from Helsinki-Porvoo Old Town


Ever seen those beautiful red cottages by a river in one of the mesmerizing Finland videos and wondered where exactly they might be from? Well, let me take you there! A serene town on the Southern coast of Finland and one of the oldest towns in the country, this spectacular place is called Porvoo. And Porvoo old town is worth…

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cherry blossom

Witnessing cherry blossoms in Stockholm


Stockholm, the city of history and innovations, may not be a top destination on your bucket-list but it, definitely, is a fascinating city that attracts a great number of tourists in search of a glimpse of the Scandinavia. If we keep aside its interesting history of about 800 years, Stockholm is still a global city that is know to the…

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Helsinki winter garden

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 opportunities 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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frozen sea walk

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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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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Siófok Hungary

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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browse before travel

Browse and bookmark: Helpful for travel?


Browse before 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…

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Budapest on my plate!


If food can be the sole reason to travel then I am sure Budapest should be on every food enthusiast’s list of places to visit. In fact, it wouldn’t be an exaggeration if I said Budapest is the place to be if you are a foodie who also loves to travel as there is a long list of must try…

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Austria: Road trip inspirations


~Scribbles from the road~ Start: Vienna, 1 PM A warm and fuzzy Spring day. 17 degrees Celsius and thin traffic. A couple of hours later, a butter-smooth highway leads us out of the concrete world, to abundant nature and tranquility. “As I roll down the windows, the unfamiliar sounds of the road barge in and everything else gradually ceases to…

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