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Helsinki Off the Beaten Path: Where to Eat and Wander

Helsinki is a pocket-size Metropolis – a mixture of European chic, Finnish straightforwardness and Nordic functionality.

I put together a local’s ultimate guide to show you new sides of the city.

This guide tells you the loveliest restaurants and offers three self-guided city walks away from the crowds!

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5 Finnish Independence Day Traditions You Should Know

5 Finnish Independence Day Traditions You Should Know

Finns celebrate Independence Day on 6th December. The highlight of this national holiday is staying at home and watching TV. Now I can hear you say Whaaaaat! To explain this, I have to start a bit further. November and December are joyful months in Finland. Besides...

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Finland Bucket List: 35 Authentic Ideas by a Local

Finland Bucket List: 35 Authentic Ideas by a Local

I’m a list person. An excel person. A roadmap person. And within the last few years, I have also become a ‘Say a goal out loud, work hard and watch it happen’ person. When I was 15, I made a dream board. I cut out magazine pictures and texts which resonated with me. I...

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Lapland Packing List: What to Pack for Winter Finland?

Lapland Packing List: What to Pack for Winter Finland?

Are you feeling excited but a tiny bit worried about how to be prepared for the Finnish winter? Getting ready for another climate is difficult. I bet the most headache is due to the winter’s extreme cold, right? This post aims to give you a massive sigh of relief!

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