Travel hunting. In search of a perfect getaway

Behind the scenes. Travel hunting. In search of a perfect getaway

I started checking holiday package offers quite early this time, even before I knew the exact vacation days. And within a few minutes I found a very nice offer on Aurinkomatkat. Seven-day trip to Marmaris (Turkey), straight Finnair flights and an accommodation in a 3-star apartment-hotel cost only 300 euros per person. “Not bad”, thought I and started dreaming about my upcoming perfect getaway.

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A weekend getaway in Latvia. Restaurants in Riga. To eat, or not to eat? That is the question

Old Town, Riga, Latvia

If you’ve never been to Latvia and you wish to try something local, then I’d suggest visiting restaurant chain Lido. They offer homemade style food; affordable and tasty. And that’s where I go when I want to have a homey meal.

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A weekend getaway in Latvia. Riga

Old Town, Riga, Latvia

I was trying my best to look at Riga through the eyes of a tourist, but I failed. The streets just looked too familiar, and there were too many memories related to the city. I grew up here. I went to school here, college, university… I was not born in Riga, but I have spent most of my life here. So, no matter how hard I try to change my thoughts, I continue seeing Riga as my hometown and not as a touristic destination.

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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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