If you’ve been following my blog from the very beginning, then you know that I have been to Turku a couple of times. But it has always been in the summer (I don’t calculate work trip since I’ve hardly seen the city during that visit). That is why I wanted to go to Turku in the winter. And not just any winter! No, I wanted it to be a magical white winter, when Turun linna (Turku castle) would look like a beautiful winter postcard. Well, at least that’s how I imagined it.Continue reading
Last days of March… and spring was nowhere to be found. Grey landscapes of Helsinki and Espoo were starting to bore and depress me. It’s like weather got stuck somewhere in the middle – between winter and spring. It was snowing almost every day, and in the evenings snow was turning into slippery mud. So, I was more than happy to leave Southern Finland and spend Easter in Kaipola, Central Finland.
I remember my first visit to snowy Central Finland like it was yesterday… I remember how fascinated I was by the beauty of majestic Finnish nature. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve seen the snow before. White winters were quite common also in Latvia, where I grew up. But somehow in Finland it seems different.Continue reading
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.
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).
Medieval Häme castle (Hämeen linna) has been on my wish list for quite some time. And this year I finally had a chance to visit it!
I’ve been waiting for Turku Tall Ships Races for months! Even got the bus tickets in advance. And nothing would ruin this plan. Not even an operation that I had the night before this event.