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Now we scratch the surface of the biggest city and capital, Helsinki! Helsinki is a pocket-size Metropolis, a mixture of European chic, Finnish straightforwardness and Nordic functionality. I put together a local’s little guide to show you some new sides of the city. This guide tells you my favorite restaurants & cafès and the perfect city walk off the beaten path.
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I’m Varpu. One blonde, travel-loving, Finnish engineer. Cinnamon bun expert.
Happy wonderer of the specialties of my home country.
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