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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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Peru (in English)

15.08.2016, travelfood

Not until after my trip to Peru I have understood how fortunate I am to having reached the destination Macchu Picchu. Many travel all the way to Peru, but their visit to the inka fortress is delayed or cancelled for different reasons. The flight to high-altitude Cuzco might be cancelled due to bad weather, the …

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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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Canada

16.05.2016, travelfood

Finns tend to like Canada. The Canadians are a step closer to Europe than USA and the climate and scenery resembles of Finland. If Americans love everything and everyone, the Canadians simply like the same things and this feels closer to our culture. For example big city Montreal has something that all European cities have, …

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Shanghai (in English)

04.04.2016, travelfood

Ten years after my visit to Beijing it was time to explore Shanghai and its surroundings. Travelling on your own in China is a great challenge and requires loads of pre-planning and bureaucratic arrangements. But it is also great fun to in a way already be on the road before you are actually there. Through …

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Israel (in English)

15.02.2016, travelfood

It was easy to arrive in Israel, but the departure was difficult. The domestic flight from Tel Aviv to Eilat caused a 3-hour interrogation, the domestic flight from Eilat to Tel Aviv caused another 3-hour interrogation and arriving in Tel Aviv the transfer to the international flight caused another 3-hour interrogation. Every time it all …

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Myanmar (Burma) (in English)

04.01.2016, travelfood

Already from the airplane’s window you can see the vast delta of the Irrawaddy river, where the capitol Yangon (formerly known as Rangoon) of Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) is situated. Small agricultural squares form a quilt of human presence. Before my flight my entering into the country by a transit visa was held with …

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The difficulties of flight points: producing customer satisfaction or disappointments?

16.11.2015, travelfood

Collecting flight points has become a hobby for many, and the right to fly somewhere for a lower price does indeed produce joy for the big consumers in the travel industry. The flights are never free of charge, since substantial taxes and fuel surcharges might make the reward flight costlier than taking a low-cost airline …

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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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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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