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

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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winter blues

Living in Finland: Fighting seasonal blues


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 lethargic, motivationless, and even depressed.…

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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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Helsinki autumn

Meanwhile in Helsinki-Autumn moods


Ever since the wet autumn days have rolled in, I have been meaning to capture the love-hate feeling I have towards the season but I guess the motivation level was at rock bottom due to the changing weather. Indeed, the dull weather after Summers leaves you dejected and the transition is the hardest thing after ‘winter blues’ to deal with.…

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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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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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