A weekend getaway in Latvia. Kuldīga

Venta river. A weekend getaway in Latvia. Kuldīga

Originally me and my mom were thinking to go to Ventspils, since none of us have ever been there. But I thought it would be best to visit this city some other day and by car; the bus trip would be exhausting, because it takes over three hours, if I’m not mistaken.

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Helsinki. How I became a tourist for one day

Helsinki Cathedral, Finnish Evangelical Lutheran cathedral, Helsinki, Finland

I never thought that after living in Finland for so many years I could become a tourist in the city that I visit almost every single day of the week. But there I was, standing next to the Central Railway with my small travel bag.

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Last minute deal: 7 days in Paradise. Tenerife. Final thoughts

Los Gigantes, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

To be completely honest with you, I wasn’t really excited about my trip to Tenerife in the beginning. I never wanted to go there. I never even considered it as a bucket list material. Funnily enough, it was on my “never to go to” list, along with Turkey, Egypt and Thailand.

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Last minute deal: 7 days in Paradise. What and where we ate in Tenerife

Los Gigantes, Tenerife, Canary Islands

I’m so happy that we had an entire apartment all to ourselves. And having a possibility to cook in our own kitchen was a game changer. It made things so much easier and cheaper. We could eat what we wanted at any time we wanted, and Lidl was just around the corner. Plus, the food and local wines are quite cheap on Tenerife. So, most of our breakfasts (croissants, eggs, jamon, zebra donuts, pastry) and dinners (Canarian black potatoes, local fish, salads, etc.) we had in the apartment.

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Häme Medieval Festival in Hämenlinna. Thoughts and first impression

Häme Medieval Festival in Hämenlinna, Finland

I wanted to attend Häme Medieval Festival for two years now. I was obsessed with the idea after I visited Medieval market in Turku back in 2017. It was my first Medieval experience and I loved it! And I am so happy that I finally got a chance to join the Middle Ages fans just like myself in Häme this year.

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Exploring Finland: Nuuksio National Park of Espoo

Nuuksio National Park Espoo, Southern Finland

Thoughts of our unplanned “expedition” to the magical forest of Jämsä made me want to go back. Unfortunately, it was impossible since we live in Espoo. But at that point it didn’t really matter where we go, I just wanted to go out, to go for a walk in the woods. I wanted to be close to nature. I wanted to feel like an explorer once again.

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