Avainsana: Europe

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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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Greece

04.07.2018, travelfood

My first impression of Greece was from the Bari-Brindisi ferry and the country seemed truly rugged. But already on the first island, on Corfu, scenery was stunning, houses beautiful and tourism services worked well. Unfortunately I do not have other experiences of Greek islands, but mainland Greece did not impress me as much as Corfu. …

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Finnish food in winter

08.11.2017, travelfood

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Finnish independence, I write 4 articles about typical Finnish food for the benefit of my English-speaking readers. This article is about food that Finns and others might enjoy in winter. During winter you empty your freezer from the berries and vegetables that you collected there in summer and autumn. …

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Finnish food in autumn

14.09.2017, travelfood

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Finnish independence, I write 4 articles about typical Finnish food for the benefit of my English-speaking readers. This article is about food that Finns and others might enjoy in autumn. When you have harvested your carrots, potatoes, onions, pumpkins and other stuff from your land right before the night …

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Finnish food in summer

14.07.2017, travelfood

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Finnish independence, I write 4 articles about typical Finnish food for the benefit of my English-speaking readers. This article is about food that Finns and others might enjoy in summer. During summer Finns usually head for the countryside for relaxation. That is where fish is smoked and barbeques are …

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Finnish food in spring

12.05.2017, travelfood

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Finnish independence, I write 4 articles about typical Finnish food for the benefit of my English-speaking readers. This article is about food that Finns and others might enjoy in spring. Schools usually end at the end of May and that month is full of both savory cakes and sweet …

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Madeira (in English)

15.03.2017, travelfood

Madeira is a flourishing Portuguese island, where flowers indeed blossom on both the ground, in bushes and in trees. The highlight of your Madeira trip is probably a long levada walk (levadas are water channels along the hillsides and they work also as trekking paths) with views towards gorges, terrace cultivation, gardens and forests resembling …

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Switzerland

16.12.2016, travelfood

If Switzerland would not be so ridiculously expensive, the country would probably be one of the best in the world. Maybe the price level is what prevents the whole world from moving to the beautiful alpine country. Timetables work and the air is clean, the scenery is so beautiful that you could just stare at …

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Northern Italy

23.09.2016, travelfood

In northern Italy there are numerous famous small towns to be discovered by tourists and they all look a little different with their own old, beautiful city center. For example Ravenna, Ferrara, Padua, Verona, Cremona, Parma, Mantua, Genua and Turin are all well-known but still out-played by the biggies. The biggest city is Milan, but …

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Estonia

08.07.2016, travelfood

The old city of Tallinn is one of the most beautiful there is. And what a great luck for us Finns that you can get there so easily by boat or hydrofoil! The old city is like a glossy picture of the middle ages and the view from Toombea hill are breathtaking. But as soon …

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Iceland

12.06.2016, travelfood

We travelled to Iceland in June 2013 when lupins blossomed between moss-covered lava stones. Besides lupins we saw few other flowers, bushes or trees in the harsh landscape. We went to the Gullfoss waterfalls, we saw erupting geysirs and swam in the outdoor Blue Lagoon baths. During winter, temperature seldom falls below zero degrees Celsius …

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Austria

05.10.2015, travelfood

If Paris is considered the most romantic city in the world, what should be said about the Austrian beauty? Maybe it is the incredibly beautiful scenery that actually lessen the romance, since you just stare at the wonders of nature instead of your partner? When the Alps tower the background of a calm, cold mountain …

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