Luokka: In English

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Western Uusimaa

17.08.2015, travelfood

Western Uusimaa is the region west of Helsinki, but south of the highway between Helsinki and Turku. My origins are from this region, which is famous for its old industry (foundries) and that there is a significant Swedish-speaking minority there. You reach the region best by train from Helsinki. The southernmost tip is the small …

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Helsinki (in English)

03.07.2015, travelfood

Helsinki is a beautiful city by the sea and you should really have a look at the coastline from one of the small archipelago cruise ships. During the summer months they will take you to see small, polished rock hills that stick up from the sea all around the coastline. But there are alternatives, and …

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Somero (in English)

13.05.2015, travelfood

My next three articles, to honor Finnish summer, will be about my three personal favorite regions for travelling in Finland. There will be some hints about hidden gems and how to work out trips to those places. My first article will be about Somero, where we have a summer cottage. Usually Finnish summer cottages are …

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Turkey

02.04.2015, travelfood

For years I thought Turkey was a country where I would not return after two trips and three different diarrheas. My third trip to Istanbul was nevertheless wonderful, since the city has become cleaner and nicer and the food tastier! There should not be any other belly problems anymore except belly dancing! Furthermore, I visited …

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Hotels – some thoughts

16.02.2015, travelfood

Due to several well-working hotel search engines with booking possibilities anyone can deal with their overnight stays well in advance. Whatever you appreciate in your room (price, location, breakfast and so on) is comparable and therefore it is important that the hotels keep their information up-to-date. Every time the total price differs from the offered …

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Cuba

15.01.2015, travelfood

We visited Havana during the year of changes and it was obvious that the Cubans expected a lot of their future. Hopeful service suggestions show that they trust marketing also in socialist countries. A certain amount of pride was nevertheless visible among the workers. For me it was difficult to understand how a small, not …

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South Korea

15.12.2014, travelfood

Our trip to Seoul was a continuation on our trip to Japan, so in this article it is easy to compare South Koreans with the Japanese. The purpose is not to insult anyone. After a thoroughly tidy and clean Tokyo, Seoul seemed a little more human with some dirt and a little sour customer service, …

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Belgium

10.11.2014, travelfood

For half a year I studied in Antwerp and got aquainted with wonderful Belgium, both Flemish north and Wallonian south. Incredibly beautiful Bruges and Ghent and the most beautiful market in Europe, Grand Place of Brussels, yes, why is this tourist country so often shadowed by its neighbours as an attractive destination? During my studies …

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Japan (in English)

10.10.2014, travelfood

Despite quite quick and cheap flights to Japan it took several years before I gathered courage to visit the exotic country. Culture chock, expensive travel and complicated travel arrangements discouraged me too long, but nothing of this seemed to be a problem in the end. It was easy to eat local food and plenty for …

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Restaurants – some thoughts

15.09.2014, travelfood

A substantial part of your travel experience is of course local food. Some travelers are looking for the cheapest possible food costs, so here is my advice to restaurants that look for those travelers: keep your prices low and advertise in budget hostels. Likewise to those who focus on wealthy tourists looking for gourmet experiences: …

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Balkans (in English)

26.08.2014, travelfood

Part of this article is based on a Balkan roundtrip in April, but some parts are from other trips in the region. Since Balkan is homogenous and still extremely diverse, I decided upon this common article as well. In April, there are less tourists but with luck can be as warm as in summer. In …

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Sweet and dessert highlights

24.07.2014, travelfood

Your dessert experiences during travels are rarely highlighted, but here is an article about my top sweet-tooth picks from around the world. I would also like to emphasize that usually the natural flavors are the best you can get, for example a very juicy fresh fruit in the Far East, or the pressed juice of …

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Norway

13.06.2014, travelfood

If Norway would not be one of the most expensive countries in the world, it would certainly be one of the most visited ones. It is after all one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Maybe it plays an importance that it rains a lot by the Atlantic coast and that the best …

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Croatia (part 2)

21.05.2014, travelfood

Did I tell you before that Croatia is my favourite country for tourism? After spending the whole month of April in the country, I re-confirm the statement. This time I, and partly  we, sent the time in an apartment on the island of Ciovo, just south of Trogir, and close to Split. The apartment had …

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