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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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...

The second latest post I wrote was somewhat sorrowful, and I still get that empty feeling inside from time to time, and I know it will keep happening for undefined period of time. Letting go is always sad. However I booked flights to Finland, and knowing I will be going to the funeral in less than a month makes me feel a bit better. It's not going to be a fun holiday but rather a tiring and sad weekend, but it will also be a proper closure. I personally find funerals somehow comforting - saying...

"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...

It was Friday afternoon, I had just been viewing a flat with my friends. The three of us were sitting in a cafe, having our late lunch and enjoying life. Then my phone rang. As soon as I saw the screen flashing the word "mom" I knew what had happened, I didn't need to pick up and hear her say the words. I knew it. My grandmother from mom's side had passed away. Perjantai-iltapäivä, oltiin just käyty katsomassa kämppää kavereiden kanssa. Istuttiin kolmestaan kahvilassa, syötiin...

I wonder if one can die from exhaustion, dozing on my seat in a local church wondering why I though it's a good idea to go to the uni's anniversary church service after a night out with the frisbee girls. Murder mystery, a few drinks and pizza, playing Never Have I Ever, and heading to the club as apparently there was no way I could miss it. Peer pressure or beer pressure, who knows? Dancing to classics and singing our hearts out. Pohdin, voiko väsymykseen kuolla, istuessani paikallisessa...

"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?Today's topic is the costs of living and studying in Scotland. "Scotland Sundays" eli Skotlanti-sunnuntait on postaussarja, jossa käsitellään yliopisto-opiskelijan elämää...

"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?Today's topic is living in halls on campus. "Scotland Sundays" eli Skotlanti-sunnuntait on postaussarja, jossa käsitellään yliopisto-opiskelijan elämää Skotlannissa....

I've had a dream for years already, a dream I was sure of achieving eventually. I've dreamt about it for a long long time, not always actively as it hasn't always been relevant but it has always been lingering somewhere in the back of my mind. And it's a dream of becoming an exchange student. Mulla on ollut unelma jo vuosia. Unelma, jonka saavuttamisesta olin ihan varma. Unelma, josta olen haaveillut pitkään - joskaan en aina niin aktiivisesti, sillä se ei aina ole ollut ajankohtainen ajatus....

"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? Today's topic is sports. "Scotland Sundays" eli Skotlanti-sunnuntait on postaussarja, jossa käsitellään yliopisto-opiskelijan elämää Skotlannissa. Saan säännöllisen...