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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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Hallstatt

Lost my heart to Hallstatt


~To start with and at the risk of going all cliched, I would have liked to talk about Hallstatt being Austria’s best-kept secret but as you all know it is not. It is because this place is so famous that it is on every traveler’s bucket list. Secret or not, a trip to Austria would be actually incomplete without a…

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Nuuksio national park

Day out in Nuuksio National Park


It is true that for the Finns the farther located a place is from the city, the better it is. But when it comes to finding both peace and good quality of life, Finland is probably one of the few remaining countries in the world where nature and high-class cities coexist. Even for those living in Helsinki which is gradually…

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Hvar

Island hopping in Croatia: Hvar


Often referred to as the Queen of the Dalmatian Islands for many reasons, Hvar, surely, does justice to its title. Its mild climate, fertile coastal plains, and the favorable location being a few of those reasons for which it gets that title, indeed, make it the most populated island in Croatia. Even though it is a small island it has forever been…

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi-Weekend trip from Helsinki


The funny thing about having a bucket list is that it keep growing and no matter how many things you slash off from the top, the list grows a tail; a longer one, each time. So after years of dreaming, I finally managed to fulfill one of my wishes and ended up adding another. This special wish came true after…

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Croatia

Road Trip in Croatia- Off my bucket list


If you are a travel freak (enthusiast?) of any level (from ‘hard-core-nomad’ to ‘hey-I-am-just-getting-started-types) you would agree that the very idea of road tripping across a new place makes your heart skip a few beats. It’s because nothing else can beat the excitement of setting out on roads unknown especially when you have amazing people for company! For me, a…

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Zlatni Rat

Zlatni Rat, Brač-The best of Croatia


A few years ago, while working for a travel magazine I had the opportunity of interviewing an important figure from the Embassy of the republic of Croatia. At the end of the interview, I was given a cute little pouch of lavender as a token of goodwill. That pouch sat in my wardrobe for many years until I moved to…

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Porvoo

Porvoo Doll and Toy museum


If you are looking for an amazing place near Helsinki for a day trip then Porvoo is absolutely the right place to visit. The quaint little town of Porvoo has both history and nature living side by side along with marvelous wooden architecture. Those pretty houses with the prettiest of flowers, in fact, give Porvoo a very distinct character. The…

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Saint Petersburg

St. Petersburg- First few impressions


When the idea of a trip to Saint Petersburg, the cultural capital of Russia came up, I was never going to leave it there. A trip had to be planned! Ask me why. Well, because some of my earliest memories of my childhood and the word ‘Russia’ are from those days which were filled with reading storybooks published by Raduga, a…

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In pictures: Bergen, Norway


It’s been almost a year since our amazing trip to Norway (2015), the land of breathtaking fjords and mountains, happened. While looking through my photographs, I realized that even though I have already done a very long post on my Norway experiences, including this pretty little town called Bergen, this place deserves a separate post. I am not going to…

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Tallinn

A midsummer day in Tallinn’s Old Town


The Midsummer being the national holiday in Finland definitely meant a lot of celebrations and this also called for a quick trip across the Baltic sea. So off we went to Tallinn, the city of fairytale-like structures and mesmerizing fables this weekend. Although I sulked about missing the chance to witness the traditional bonfire and barbecue, it was a memorable…

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