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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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wild food

Wild herb picking in Finnish forest


Summer has showed up a bit earlier than expected this time in Finland! So there is no reason for me to do the mundane! Instead, I am trying to do everything I have been meaning to do here in Finland while these warm days last. As you may already know that I always wanted to go berry/ mushroom picking in…

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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: 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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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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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’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 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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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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Finnish midsummer

Celebrating Finnish Midsummer


~A beautiful Finnish Midsummer day, a very special road trip, and a short hide-out at a traditional summer cottage-that’s all I am going to talk about in this post. If you already don’t know, ‘Doing Road Trips’ is my thing as I have explained in many of my previous posts and discussed how each time I am on a road…

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