April 22, 2016
Super fun day at Superpark premium
I am standing on the egde and trying to find courage to fall. I’m supposed to fall backwards to a pool full of soft foam plastic cubes. Kids all around me jump in, the most dauntless ones with a douple flip on scooter. Long gone are the days when I was crazy enough to do […]
March 7, 2016
Two oases in the middle of Helsinki premium
The warmth and humidity of the tropics, the buzz of crickets and scents from far off lands. Have you ever thought that this could be found in the middle of a bustling city? The Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden and the Winter Garden in Helsinki offer just that. They are two oases in the middle of the […]
Sauna and winter swimming at Kuusijärvi premium
At Cafe Kuusijärvi, one can see a great view over the lake Kuusijärvi, surrounded by thick forest and peaceful nature. This atmosphere provides an ideal way for relaxation with several different kinds of saunas. Kuusijärvi is the only location inside the Helsinki Metropolitan area to get a public smoke sauna experience which is a must-do […]
February 15, 2016
2 cafés not to miss in Kruununhaka premium
I can see a beautifully lit up window further down Mariankatu street. The February rain doesn’t really inspire to be outdoors, so I quicken my pace. I arrive at my destination and Papu Cafe looks just as warm and welcoming as I’d hoped. Once inside it’s easy to forget the outside world and the bustle […]
February 12, 2016
Experts’ Top 5 for Teenagers in Helsinki premium
Every now and then I’ve been asked for advice where to take teenagers in Helsinki. Few months back I got a chance to ask this same questions from the experts as I hosted two 16-year old girls visiting Helsinki. And this is what we came up with. Let them free   Helsinki is relatively small city […]
February 9, 2016
Now it’s allowed to climb on walls and hang on furniture! premium
As a mother of two, all new children’s products and services interest me a lot. That is why I was very excited about going to get to know Gymi and Gymi Shop in Herttoniemi as well as Christina Nurmi who is in charge of the company. Christina has a long history in gymnastics as a […]
January 26, 2016
The Documentaries Are Here Again! premium
The last week in January is truly a delight for all documentary film lovers in Helsinki: DocPoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival started shooting hard facts into the eyes of everybody willing on Monday, and this pleasure shall continue all the way until Sunday. Whatever you do, don’t stay at home or in the hotel […]
December 16, 2015
There’s Still Time for Four Christmas Concerts (At Least)! premium
December is already on its second half, but for many of us there hasn’t been a possibility to slow down for a true Christmas spirit. As the elves from a well-known Finnish Christmas sing: Hurry up, hurry up! Four Christmas concerts and/or singing events are collected in this post, especially suited for those who like their Christmas […]
Off the beaten track – Christmas magic in Vuosaari premium
I’ve lost my heart in Eastern Helsinki. Just 20 minutes metro ride from the city centre you have it all: sea and sandy beaches, forest and beautiful landscapes, all the services one can need, hotel and five-star camping site. Vuosaari people want to share their secrets with fellow citizens and visitors alike and have started a […]
December 14, 2015
Enchanting Uunisaari island premium
It is stormy around me. The sea waves are rising up on the beach and smashing a boat against the dock. The pontoon bridge is bobbing and a cold wind is rattling the surrounding buildings. I, however, am warm and cozy sitting in the middle of the storm in an outside Jacuzzi on Uunisaari island. […]
October 13, 2015
A day trip from Helsinki to the village of slow life premium
On a worldly scale, Helsinki is not an extremely busy metropolis, but still every now and then I feel like I need a break from the hectic urban life. Luckily we do have plenty of beautiful and peaceful places to visit in the Helsinki region. Recently, however, I decided to take one step further out […]
October 9, 2015
Helsinki Airport – Nordic gate between Asia and Europe premium
At Helsinki Airport, great experiences start before the flight. Finavia’s slogan “for smooth travelling” describes well the experience and in the future we can expect even better services because the airport is growing fast! Brand new railway connection Helsinki Airport is now connected to downtown Helsinki with a new railway connection called the Ring Rail Line […]
October 7, 2015
Samurai sword artists, koto player and giant drums, my tips for the Japan week in Helsinki premium
Japanese culture is so much more than just cherry blossom, geishas and sushi. Last year I got the chance to visit Japan week in Bern and see and experience many different ways of Japanese culture. Now the same event is coming here up north for the first time and Helsinki will have the honor to […]
September 28, 2015
Checklist for mushroom picking premium
When the days get shorter and the weather cools many already long for next summer. This time of year, however, is the perfect time for something else: mushroom picking. The season lasts from mid-August to the end of October depending on the weather, and due to the long season everyone can pick these delicious friends […]