KURJENRAHKA NATIONAL PARK

NATURE 11.10.2018 Emilia Hämäläinen Kurjenrahka National Park is close to Turku (only half an hour by car). I’ve never been there before and the visit was incredible. Lucky we had a good weather and beautiful “ruska” with it. Finnish autumn is a wonderful time to spend time in nature for sure. Nowadays the natural parks have begun to attract me – and there’re still many places I want to go. 

FRENCH RIVIERA – NICE

TRAVEL 2.10.2018 Emilia Hämäläinen Few photos from our lately trip to France, Nice. We stayed for 6 days in August. I loved the city – even tho there were too hot and too many people. This was the perfect place to be just on the beach. And eat well – I fell in love with mussels. We had a lovely Airbnb at promenade, hosted by an old couple who lived in the next door. They were from Paris and Nice was their “summer cottage.” Even tho they didn’t speak much English, we managed to understand each other. My co-worker warned me…

HANKO 07/2018

HANKO, TRAVEL Emilia Hämäläinen This summer, I went to Hanko for the first time. That is a place Finns call as a Hamptons of the Finland. White sand and long beaches, luxury boats and beautiful villas. The place is small and about 8 506 people live there. There is a little shopping street and nice local restaurants (located in an old factory building!!!). We went to eat the most delicious pasta to Hangon Makaronitehdas – they just do the best pasta (not kidding). Luckily my best friend had heard of that place. I could go there anytime and write just…

MIKSI VALITA ASUNTO HOTELLIN SIJASTA – CASE AIRBNB

AIRBNB, MATKUSTELU Emilia (Huom! Teksti ei ole kaupallinen – se on toteutettu vain kertomaan teille jostain, jonka olen kokenut hyväksi)   atkustamisessa jokaisella on omat mieltymyksensä. Toinen haluaa luksusta, viiden tähden tarjonnalla. Toinen kokee täydelliseksi edullisen majoituksen, jossa sijainti ratkaisee. Joku haluaa kaiken olevan valmiina – helppoa meininkiä ja toinen ehkä jotain urbaanimpaa. Majoitus on lentojen ohella merkittävä valinta, ja se vaikuttaakin oleellisesti reissun sujumiseen. Itse olen ottanut koppia asunnon vuokraamisesta, kun sellainen alkoi yleistyä.  Sain idean taannoin kaveriltani, ja minua alkoi kiehtoa ajatus paikallisten keskuudessa asumisesta. Airbnb on sivusto, jonka kautta olen asunnot vuokrannut, enkä ole vielä saanut osaani…

NEW YORK PART 2 – EAT, SEE AND REPEAT

NEW YORK, TRAVEL Emilia nd back again! Next I’m going to tell you about the good restaurants, spots, shops and everything between them. There was so much to see, and some things had to leave for the next time. For me (as a culinary person) – finding a good food was one of the most important thing. We tried to find the most ramen soup and sushi – and we did it! When you roll down this post, you will find my recommendations. Usually people travel to New York for a week, but I think that two weeks was a better time…

SUOMENLINNA

You know that feeling when the sun is shining. The sky is clear. The temperature is closer to 30 degrees. Do you? Me neather. This weather isn’t normal in Finland. That’s why, when we were in the Suomenlinna last weekend – it felt like I was abroad. I’m sure that sun cream is the least purchased product in Finland…maybe this summer that will change. And I’m gonna enjoy it as much I can. ps. If you’re traveling to Finland, visit this place. A ferry trip from Helsinki, Market Square takes only a few minutes.  Emilia   

THE NEW YORK – PART 1

NEW YORK, TRAVEL Emilia   inally back in here with a few more photos from NYC. I decided to split those into more than one post.  In this post, I will tell you about our Airbnb and some basic stuff. Please leave a comment if you have any questions. Even tho, this was the first time for me in New York – I’ll do my best.  Protip: forget a hotel full of tourists at Time Square and choose apartment in lower Manhattan. Why? Just think about that fresh takeway coffee from your nearby cafe. See some holding men try to…