Open air kitchen in Finland
Athens, Greece

Johan&Nyström for true coffee lovers

Johan&Nyström for true coffee lovers

Johan&Nyström Concept Store, Helsinki

It’s not a secret that Helsinki is becoming slowly but steadily, a coffee lover’s hotspot. For a country of coffee maniacs, Helsinki’s coffee scene was until a few years ago, as barren as the Atakaman Dessert. But the Finnish capital has finally moved on from the days that the only descent coffee place in town was Café Strindberg.

Last Saturday, I decided to challenge the cold wind and stroll all…

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You, looking at me, looking at you
A wonderful park with a not so wonderful name

One of my favorite summer spots in Helsinki is the “Plague” park (“Ruttopuisto” or “Vanhan Kirkon puisto” in Finnish).

A wonderful park with a not so wonderful name

One of my favorite summer spots in Helsinki is the “Plague” park (“Ruttopuisto” or “Vanhan Kirkon puisto” in Finnish).

Random pics from North Goa, India

Random pics from North Goa, India

Busy day at Morjim Beach, North Goa

Busy day at Morjim, North Goa

The Pagan Café, Ashvem Beach, North Goa

The Pagan Café, Ashvem Beach, North Goa

Early morning at Ashvem Beach, North Goa

Early morning at Ashvem Beach, North Goa

Jogger at Ashvem Beach, North Goa

Jogger at Ashvem Beach, North Goa

Mandrem Beach, North Goa

Mandrem Beach, North Goa

Goan chic, Morjim Beach, North Goa

Goan chic, Morjim Beach, North Goa

Goan chic, Morjim Beach, North Goa

Goan chic, Morjim Beach, North Goa

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Favorite place to chill out in Tulum

Favorite place to chill out in Tulum

Teetotum Hotel (Roof garden)

We’ve read about Teetotum Hotel in the Rough Guide and since we were visiting the nearby pueblo, we thought of giving it a try. It was lunchtime and we were starving. Teetotum Hotel is situated on the main road that connects Tulum pueblo to the beach and zona hotelera.

It’s funny how it works: you decide to visit a new place, have absolutely no idea what it looks like and how it’s going to be,…

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The Horrors at Helsinki’s Flow Festival 2014

I have been a big fan of  Flow Festival since its early years. As I was going through Flow’s list of performers for next August, I discovered the following band and have been hooked ever since.

Magical, ancient Tulum

We travelled to Yucatan in 2012. We left behind a literally frozen Helsinki. By the time we reached Tulum, we had realized that by the end of our two-weeks holiday, we will have to be dragged back to the Finnair flight back home. Despite the 12-hours journey-or rather because of it-our little one rushed to the beach and began jumping up and down, laughing hysterically. It felt like we were…

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“Positive energy” pic of the week
Love my dog!

The wild beauty of Tenerife

The wild beauty of Tenerife

Visited Tenerife last autumn for a week. Stayed in a cosy, little hotel called El Patio on the ragged, windswept northern coast of the island, 10 minutes drive from the picturesque town of Garachico, a food-lover’s paradise. Originally, we had reserved a room at the annex building, located a short walk through a banana plantation from the mansion, where breakfast is also served. Although our room…

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“Positive energy” pic of the week
#accordions on the wall #humppila #finland #kyläpelimanni

#accordions on the wall #humppila #finland #kyläpelimanni

A 1000 year old dragon tree in Tenerife