20 vuotiaan reppureissaajan ja ikuisen haaveilijan kirjoittama lifestyle/reissublogi, jossa jutellaan aiheesta ja aiheen vierestä. Rennolla, positiivisellä otteella. Tällä hetkellä sijaintina Edinburgh, Skotlanti.
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Me and my friends just spent a week in London and I already shared some of the best moments here but I also wanted to highlight one of the places we visited: Tate Modern. The day started off lateish, we got a train to London Bridge station, walked through Borough markets, and headed towards Tate Modern while enjoying the views from the south bank. It was Monday morning and even though London is never quiet, the masses of tourists weren't nearly as bad as they could have been. Vietin vähän aikaa...

I'm currently in my cousin's place in Surrey, sorting out my things and mentally preparing myself for the early wake up I'm about to face tomorrow. I'm going to be working as an assistant in a conference again and even though I'm excited about it, waking up at 4am to get to London in time doesn't sound too tempting. Especially after a week long holiday including later and later nights, and later and later mornings with my friends in this very same city. Olen parhaillaan serkkuni luona...

Living abroad has made me appreciate many things Finnish more than I used to when I still lived in Finland. One of those things is definitely the amazing, untouched nature Finland has, and all the great opportunities my country offers - especially what comes to outdoorsy activities. The older I get the more I seem to enjoy simple things: just being outside, going for a little walk in the forest, or even a hike. Spending over three weeks of May in Finland was a great decision, it was warm and...

I wrote this post three weeks ago but never got to publishing it. I know this comes out late as I'm already on my way back to Scotland and I've been very silent here during my holiday in Finland, but what can you do. I'll be back with more Finland feelings and some travel themed posts later on, but here are some thoughts from the first day of my summer holiday! Kirjoitin tämän postauksen kolme viikkoa sitten, mutten koskaan saanut sitä julkaistua. Tiedän, että tämä tulee ulos tosi...

Past few days, or more like few weeks, have been super busy. After my sister flew back home I took a night bus to England and spent a week there visiting my cousin and her husband. My auntie was there as well and it was lovely to see all of them. Four days of that week were spent working - my first time being a conference assistant, getting to walk in London wearing a suit, and enjoying it a lot even though I was completely exhausted afterwards. Muutama viime päivä, tai oikeammin muutama viime...

* post in collaboration withTaste of Finland* postaus toteutettu yhteistyössä Taste of Finlandin kanssa.I believe every expat Finn knows what it's like to live abroad what comes to food: you desperately try find proper bread in the shops, buy Finn crisps that are not quite the same as proper Hapankorppu and when you finally go back to Finland you go crazy in the grocery stores and buy anything and everything you see. Or that's me at least. There's nothing quite like Finnish bread or Finnish...

6:30am and I wake up when the bus stops at Heathrow airport to drop off a passenger. 7am and we're at Victoria station, I treat myself to a chocolate frappe from Pret A Manger and wander towards the Westminster, then over the river Thames and to London Eye. 6:30 aamulla ja herään siihen, kun bussi pysähtyy jättämään matkustajan pois kyydistä Heahrown lentoasemalla. Seitsemän pintaan saavutaan Victorian asemalle, sallin itselleni suklaafrappen Pret A Mangerista ja käveleskelen kohti...

On last Saturday me and my sister decided to head to Stirling - a town just a 40 minute train ride away from Edinburgh. The morning was sunny, weather was warm throughout the day, and it didn't rain at all: I could say the trip was a success. Viime lauantaina minä ja sisko päätettiin suunnata Stirlingiin - kaupunkiin, joka on lyhyen 40 minuutin junamatkan päässä Edinburghista. Aamu oli aurinkoinen, sää oli lämmin koko päivän ajan, eikä vettä satanut lainkaan: voisi siis sanoa, että reissu oli...

Sometime ago there were a bunch of Finnish travel bloggers publishing posts in which they shared their old Facebook profile photos from past 10 years along little stories behind each photo. I wrote this idea down immediately and now finally felt like actually writing this post. However, I haven't been on Facebook for ten years yet, and the first profile photos I have have nothing to do with travelling. So, instead of 10 years we'll do 5 years of profile photos! Jokin aika sitten useampi...

"Scotland Sundays" is a series of posts about life in Scotland as an university student. I get questions about living and studying here on regular basis and I try my best to answer these questions in these posts in a bit more depth than I'm able to in the comments or other social media. So let's get started, shall we? "Scotland Sundays" eli Skotlanti-sunnuntait on postaussarja, jossa käsitellään yliopisto-opiskelijan elämää Skotlannissa. Saan säännöllisen epäsäännöllisesti kysymyksiä täällä...

Surprisingly sunny morning, no rush to get anywhere on time. Breakfast and bus to town that was filled with tourists. Sun went hiding for the rest of the day but at least it wasn't raining. A quick climb up to Calton hill with it's iconic views of Edinburgh. Yllättävän aurinkoinen aamu, ei kiirettä ehtiä yhtään mihinkään. Aamupalaa ja bussilla turistien täyttämään keskustaan. Aurinko päätti piiloutua loppupäiväksi, mutta ainakaan ei satanut vettä. Nopea kipuaminen Calton hillille katselemaan...

I might have mentioned my sister is visiting me here in Edinburgh for a couple of weeks and she's very into Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, Starwars.... you name it. Anything and everything evolving around fantasy and/or sci-fi. So what is a better way to take someone like her around Edinburgh than showing all the Harry Potter related spots in the town (and a bit of other interesting stuff as well)? Olen ehkä maininnutkin, että siskoni on kyläilemässä parin viikon ajan täällä...

London at night is still the most breathtaking view when landing to Heathrow. Wouldn't mind an extra hour on the plane if I just got to watch the Thames and the endless sea of lights flicker below. But I have to admit the snowy Finland is pretty stunning as well - both on ground and up above. Lontoo yöaikaan on edelleen se kaikista henkeäsalpaavin näky Heathrowlle laskeutuessa. Mua ei haittaisi istua ekstra tunnin koneessa, jos vaan saisin katsella Thamesia ja sitä loputonta valomerta. Mutta...

About a year ago I flew to Finland for my grandfather's funeral. It was the most beautiful, sunny spring day as we said goodbyes in the stunning Lapland. This weekend we said goodbye to my grandmother from the other side of the family. It was snowing the whole day and definitely felt like winter but it was a beautiful day as it was. Lots of tears and sadness but also love. Our grandmother left behind the best gift anyone could - a family filled with love and care, and I couldn't have been more...

Me and Scotland celebrated our first 6 months together yesterday - I can't believe I've lived here for half a year already and we're already half way through the second semester. It's crazy how fast time goes by. To do something a bit special because of this little milestone I came up with six things these six months here have taught me, so let's get started! Minä ja Skotlanti juhlittiin meidän ekaa puolta vuotta yhdessä eilen - en voi uskoa, että olen asunut täällä jo kuusi kuukautta ja ollaan...