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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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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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Buenos Aires (in English)

16.02.2017, travelfood

Argentina is of course much more than just its capital, but this time we visited just Buenos Aires during humid and hot January. The buildings of the city center resemble of Paris, and also the atmosphere is bohemian and even pompous. This is visible also in the Recoleta graveyard with all its grand monuments. Even …

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Chile (in English)

17.01.2017, travelfood

Chile is an interesting winter destination for us from the north. The middle parts of Chile and its capital Santiago offer 30 degrees Celsius in January with a dry sunshine, making it more bearable than for example the humid hot Southeast Asia. The port town of Valparaiso offers beautiful scenery with colorful architecture, culture and …

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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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Singapore (in English)

04.11.2016, travelfood

This tiny citystate is something quite unique. It is situated almost at the equator with all its humidity and heat, but the country is still clean and the infrastructure works well. Although there is little space in the state, there are still green parks and even forests to be found there. People live in suburbs …

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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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