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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What to do in Helsinki in the summer

Kaisaniemi Botanic garden, Helsinki, Finland

Originally, I was planning to write a post about the things I like to do in Finland in the summertime. But as soon as I started making the list, I realized that it will take me forever to put it all together. Finland is a big country and there are simply too many places to write about in one post. That is why I’ve decided to divide it in few parts.

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Helsinki Christmas market

Senate Square, Helsinki Cathedral, X-mas-market, Helsinki, Finland

Ah… Christmas! It might be hard to believe but just a few years ago I wasn’t really into celebrating Christmas, and catching Christmas spirit at some point was a “mission impossible”. But I guess it grew on me. And now I’m visiting local Christmas market with my husband every year. It became our tradition. Don’t know about you but for me personally X-mas market is like a little miracle. This is the place that makes me smile, it brings me happiness and joy.

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Blogger evening in Dennis

Ristorante Dennis, Kamppi, Helsinki

Last week I was invited to an interesting event in Dennis restaurant by their marketing chef – Merit Kuusniemi. Name of the event was “Vege-evening”. Which meant – vegetarian and vegan tasting menu. Some of you might wonder what so interesting about that… but the thing is… I am a meat eater and a meat lover. To the bone.

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Herkkujen Suomi 2017

Herkkujen Suomi - Delicacies of Finland 2017

As you might have guessed already by now – I really do love summer. Main reason is of course the unique possibility to enjoy sunny (if lucky) and warm (once again – if lucky) days. It’s the best time for road trips and outdoor activities. It’s also the time, when Helsinki has most interesting food and drinks events (like Craft beer Helsinki from one of my oldest posts).

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Craft Beer Helsinki 2017

Welcome to Craft beer Helsinki

Finland without beer is like… like Finland without sauna. Unimaginable! At this point it’s kind of hard to imagine that twelve years ago or so I didn’t like either of them. It took me couple of years to get used to both. And then it took me couple of years more to start actually enjoying beer and Finnish sauna.

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