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May 10, 2016
Top 4: Hot Spots of Cold War premium
The Cold War was interesting period of time in Finland: the country was balancing between east and west for over four decades. Moscow had some influence on Finland’s politics but at the same time Finland integrated economically to the west. Dive in to the history of the Cold War period with some of the most […]
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May 3, 2016
3 x urban event venues in Helsinki premium
One of the most intriguing side of Helsinki is its versatility: there are historical Jugend-style buildings that are a sign of the long history of the city; on the other hand, there are the new and modern buildings and neighborhoods. And then there are these old properties that used to be, for example, factories, bakeries, […]
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May 3, 2016
4 x free entrance to Helsinki museums 2/2 premium
Are you up to a generous portion of contemporary art? Tropical getaway? Casual encounter with a bunch of well-preserved dinosaurs? Then say hello to Friday – the most intense day in Helsinki museum life when all these things can happen free of charge. Wonder about the other days of the week? Check out my previous […]
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April 28, 2016
May Day celebrations in Helsinki premium
You can tell the summer is finally coming as you get to the First of May, known as ”Vappu” in Finland. At this time of the year it may still be too cold to have traditional Vappu brunch outside but you can also have it at your home. All you need is delicious snacks, homemade […]
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April 14, 2016
Game of Thrones in Helsinki! premium
The Hall of Faces interactive Game of Thrones exhibition is residing in Helsinki from April 13-17th! During those couple of days you can experience the unique world of one of the most successful shows of all time – right in the city centre of the Finnish capital! In the middle of Kamppi district’s Narinkka Square, […]
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April 3, 2016
Restaurant Day in wintry Helsinki premium
”Restaurant Day is a worldwide food carnival when anyone can set up a restaurant, café or a bar for a day. It can happen anywhere: at your home, at the office, on a street corner, in your garden or inner courtyard, at a park, or on the beach – only your imagination is the limit.” […]
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April 2, 2016
Historic Wooden Neighbourhoods of Helsinki 2/3 – Käpylä premium
Walking through historic wooden Käpylä is like entering a living time capsule into Helsinki’s past, where original houses and street layouts reveal the life of a hundred years ago, that still exists today. After the turn of the 20th century Helsinki suffered from overcrowding and lack of housing due to industrial growth. Unsanitary shanty towns […]
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April 1, 2016
3 x unique sauna venues in Helsinki premium
Many people living in an apartment house in Helsinki don’t have their own sauna, and there may not be enough shifts in the condo sauna. And even if you had a sauna at home, its size doesn’t necessarily allow organizing a larger party. Fortunately, you can find many saunas in Helsinki that you can rent […]
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April 1, 2016
4 x free entrance to Helsinki museums 1/2 premium
Helsinki’s museums are charming and versatile, as the city itself. They can come in the shape of an imposing sea fortress or a graceful mansion. They can be open-air and overpopulated with fearless squirrels or hidden inside a century-old tram depot. They can be kids-friendly or… even more kids-friendly. I personally find the process of […]
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March 23, 2016
Pasha – delicious traditional Finnish Easter treat premium
For me, Easter has become more and more meaningful over the years. I love having the seasonal delicacies with my family over dinner. My absolute favourite dessert is the traditional pasha, which is drained in a wooden mold before serving.   Traditional Finnish Easter dessert – pasha  (for 12 people) Ingredients: 2,5 dl sugar 2 […]
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March 18, 2016
5 x gay bars in Helsinki – these are a must-see! premium
Despite the fact that Helsinki is, compared to the rest of the world, a relatively small capital, its liberal Northern gay life is very lively! Helsinki Pride gets more popular year by year, and it’s a great example of how the Helsinki lifestyle is not judgemental at all and that the local gay scene is […]
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March 17, 2016
The most glorious venues of Helsinki premium
Helsinki is full of glamorous, impressive and distinctive venues. Some are well-known, but there are lots of gems that the public is not aware of. I want to give you a glance behind the curtains and take you to an exploration into the world of Helsinki’s event venues!   The Theatre Museum The Theatre Museum […]
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March 10, 2016
Vegan’s favorites: 3 delicious vegan eateries in Helsinki premium
Veganism has become increasingly popular in recent years. These days vegans don’t need to compromise on having good food in the city, since Helsinki has a bunch of wonderful restaurants and cafes that offer great vegan food.   Silvoplee Whenever hanging around in Hakaniemi, it’s always a pleasure to have a lunch in cozy restaurant […]
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March 4, 2016
Festival of Political Photography premium
These pictures sure are political! This is the first thought in my mind when I enter the Festival of Political Photography at the Finnish Museum of Photography. The exhibition seems to be somewhere between art and journalism. On the first day of the exhibition there are still some flowers on the floor from the opening […]
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