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To travel or not?

02.06.2020, travelfood

In year 2020 travelling suddenly became impossible. For me the corona crisis was however not a temporary obstacle but rather a culmination of recent difficulties in travelling. Already before the corona crisis society had informed that climate anxiety and concerns about the future of the planet put flight travel to blame. How do we travel …

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Kazakhstan (in English)

01.04.2020, travelfood

Kazakhstan is one of the largest countries in the world, and it has lots of influences from its even bigger neighbours Russia and China. Most of the country is covered by an arid steppe with monotonous views and in the middle of all this you will find the capital Nur-Sultan (formerly known as Astana) with …

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Albania (in English)

14.02.2020, travelfood

Sadly, it took three visits to Albania before I wrote an article about this interesting new tourist country. My first quick visit from the North Macedonian Lake Ohrid, and the second day-visit was from Greek Corfu by hydrofoil to Albania’s Sarande. The third time was a flight to the capital Tirana, where we spent a …

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Mexico (in English)

31.12.2019, travelfood

For beginners it is easy to start with the Yucatan peninsula when you visit Mexico. Americans usually stop at Cancun, the Caribbean cruise ships set their anchor at Cozumel and the Europeans head to Playa del Carmen. We enjoyed the former fishing village Playa del Carmen , where most of everything worked well and the …

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Azerbaijan (in English)

29.10.2019, travelfood

There is a lavish architecture in Baku of all styles from the 20th century and the reason for this is the greatest richness of the 20th century: oil. Walking by the sea front of Baku you can see the source of the wealth – the oil towers – far in the horizon of the Caspian …

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Eastern Italy and San Marino

23.09.2019, travelfood

When the most important sights and cities of Italy have been explored, the traveller is eager for more. Fortunately there is more to be found and when you arrive to new and an even more beautiful small town than the previous one, you wonder why it is not listed among the top sights of Italy. …

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Equador (in English)

26.07.2019, travelfood

Ecuadorians seem to especially excited about their visitors. They ask a lot, and do all they can to straighten the challenges they believe that tourists have. A lady tried very hard to solve the complicated transport connections between the Quito airport and the city center. By public means you first need to take an airport …

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Bolivia (in English)

04.06.2019, travelfood

My first impression of Bolivians is that they are quite serious people compared to the rest of South America. They dress quite traditionally and are not as talkative and do not gesticulate as much as their neighbors. And that suits us Finns quite well, since we are very similar! For me who does not speak …

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Taiwan (in English)

15.04.2019, travelfood

Taiwan is an underestimated tourism country for westerners – could it be because of the fact that so few Western airlines fly directly to the capital Taipei? In Taiwan it warm all the year round (although it might rain from time to time), the infrastructure such as the metro work well, there is information easily …

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Colombia (in English)

01.03.2019, travelfood

As a teenager I saw the box office hit ”Romancing the stone”, which was filmed in Cartagena, Colombia in the 80s and that was where I wanted to travel as well. Then there were the drug wars and the guerilla wars and the tourism faded. Now it is a popular tourism destination again, but also …

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The Philippines

03.01.2019, travelfood

A country with a lot of tourism potential: untouched sandy beaches along thousands of sunny and warm islands, smiling locals and good food? The Philippines have all this, but still it feels as the tourism industry is still a bit underdeveloped, a bit like Thailand looked like 20 years ago. All over the islands you …

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Sweden

16.11.2018, travelfood

I connect many good memories from my childhood with Sweden. For many Finnish families a cruise to Sweden was the only affordable trip abroad and that was also the most exotic trips you were able to do. The cruise itself was a big experience for a small child, with all the slot machines, limitless tax …

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Sardinia (in English)

02.10.2018, travelfood

Sardinia used to be a popular holiday destination in the 70s and in the 80s, but since then at least Scandinavian travelers have forgotten it. Most of the tourism infrastructure seems a bit worn out by now, but it is still functioning, and at least in our destination, Olbia in northern Sardinia, a lot of …

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Czech Republic

16.08.2018, travelfood

During my first Interrail trip in the early 90s, Prague was on my list of places that must be visited. When I walked in the stream of tourists from the railway station through Stare Mesto, the old city, towards Charles Bridge, I had a feeling that I was walking towards something unique. Entering the bridge …

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