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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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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 Lapland

15.05.2018, travelfood

The more I visit Lapland, the more it starts to feel like a separate country from the rest of Finland. We Finns should feel privileged to have a region that is so different and that it attracts visitors from all over the world, even more than to the rest of the country. And this goes …

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Zanzibar (in English)

03.04.2018, travelfood

My actual destination was the autonomous spices island Zanzibar, but my flight made a stopover at Kilimandjaro airport. Unfortunately I could not see the legendary mountain behind the clouds, but the Masai steppes looked stunning. The island of Zanzibar is called a paradise island, where the beaches are flushed with waves from the turquoise blue …

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Dubai (in English)

14.02.2018, travelfood

Dubai is surely one of the most tourism-centered state of the United Arab Emirates and as a tourist you sure feel welcome there although Western customs require tolerance among the locals. The traveler soon asks himself who are actually the locals and who are workers of other nationalities in the country. Dubai is packed with …

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Ethiopia (in English)

03.01.2018, travelfood

My actual destination was Lalibela in northern Ethiopia, well known for its medieval churches carved in the soft rock by local priests. The eroded scenery in the region reminds you of Grand Canyon and it will be a popular tourist destination in the future as soon as an Indiana Jones-styled movie is filmed there and …

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