May 11, 2016
3 reasons to visit Eatos Mexican Diner premium
The so called green heart of the city, the Töölönlahti Park area next to the Central Railway Station, has recently received many interesting gastronomic additions: everything from Australian to Mexican eateries. Read my earlier blog post about the area here. This time I was invited to try out the Mexican restaurant in the area – […]
May 6, 2016
New restaurant in town – OX premium
This spring has really spiced up Helsinki’s restaurant scene. New interesting restaurants have been popping up almost on a weekly basis. Pieni Roobertinkatu has slowly become the hippest restaurant street in town. No wonder, as the location is ideal – it is situated only a short walk from the Esplanade Park, in the heart of […]
Garden paradise just a stone’s throw away from the city centre premium
Are you searching for a perfect day trip to urban nature of Helsinki? If yes, you must visit the Herttoniemi Manor and gardens, which you can reach in just half an hour by bike or by public transport. Herttoniemi Manor is one of those places, which you fall in love with the first sight. The beautiful […]
April 3, 2016
Three reasons to visit restaurant Kuu premium
I was invited to celebrate restaurant Kuu’s 50th birthday. The birthday guests got to enjoy a special four-course anniversary meal. There are plenty of reasons to visit the 50-year-old Kuu (“Moon” in English) and in this post I will introduce three of them.   Central location in Töölö district The restaurant is located close to the […]
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 […]
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 […]
January 29, 2016
Treffi Pub & Bistro: Sunday brunch in Helsinki premium
The most popular restaurant of Eastern Helsinki is Treffi Pub & Bistro, which is located right next to Herttoniemi metro station. A few months ago I was having a try at the à la carte menu at Treffi and it turned out to be a delicious culinary experience. So this time I decided to have […]
November 27, 2015
5 reasons to visit the renewed Tennis Palace premium
A movie theater. A place that you visit when you want to be cheered up or if you’re looking for cinematographic experiences. Helsinki’s Tennis Palace is however so much more than just that. It’s not merely a cinema, but a place where films meet an art collection that consists out of 9 000 modern and […]
November 20, 2015
2 x new microbrewery in Helsinki premium
The craft beer scene in Helsinki is growing fast. Here are two places that opened this year where you can enjoy a pint of their own products.   Il Birrificio Craft beer restaurant Il Birrificio is a spin-off of popular café La Torrefazione. They opened this year in the place of traditional garlic restaurant Kynsilaukka. […]
September 17, 2015
10 +1 ways to treat your taste buds in Helsinki premium
I’m often asked to recommend eateries in Helsinki, so I thought I would list some of my favorites in this blog post. The list shows that Helsinki’s food culture is versatile and includes more than merely restaurants. Eat yourself local with these treats!   Cold brew coffee – Kaffa Roastery First thing first. This year […]
4 reasons to visit Kunsthalle Helsinki premium
On a Wednesday afternoon I felt like enjoying art, shopping and coffee. So I headed to Kunsthalle Helsinki, and once again the home of living art showed me why I consider it to be one of Helsinki’s best art experiences! The building Kunsthalle Helsinki has been a central place for changing art and architectural exhibitions […]
July 28, 2015
Highlight of the end of the summer: crayfish season premium
The crayfishing season started this year as usual on the 21st of July at 12 o’clock. I have usually been catching crayfish immediately after the season has started, but this year my summer holiday was a month later than usual. To compensate this great loss, I took a day off from work and headed to […]
Hellsinki for Headbangers premium
When I started to think about a subject for my thesis in late 2014, I wanted to combine two of my biggest passions – travel and metal music. Finland’s and Helsinki’s attractiveness among metal head travellers is not so new. For example two Laurea University of Applied Sciences’ students conducted a marketing research in year […]
July 23, 2015
Guest blogger interview: Anne Salmela premium
Tell us something about yourself: what do you do, what do you like, what kind of hobbies do you have? I am a 25-year-old tourism student, and will graduate later this year. At this moment I’m doing an internship at a travel agency. My hobbies include writing a travel blog, doing outdoor stuff with my […]