Finland 100 years of Independence

Finland 100 years of Independence

Finland had its 100 years of independence day yesterday and numerous central buildings were lighted up in suiting colors. Here are few pictures of Helsinki center from yesterday     Here are some photos from Central market square where the Presidential Palace and City Hall has also been lighted up accordingly, followed by the the Esplanadi

Dachau – Concentration Camp

Dachau – Concentration Camp

We all have heard of the horrible things that happened in the past in the camps like Dachau. It was the dark chapter in modern Europe’s history, but just hearing about it doesn’t really compare to actually visiting these places. Right from the beginning there came a chilling feeling while reading the info sings near the entrance and it kept rising the whole way through. First a little background info, Dachau was the first concentration camp that was opened in…

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Welcome to Helsinki, part 2

Welcome to Helsinki, part 2

We hope that you found the first part of Welcome to Helsinki useful and will use some while planning your holiday to Finland. In continue to it, we decide to prepared some more information about the city. 1) Helsinki’s travel info office is situated at Pohjoisesplanadi 19 and it’s open every day from 9.00 till 18.00. From there you can get for free different maps and info brochures. There are also couple computers with internet connection that you are free…

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Welcome to Helsinki, part 1

Welcome to Helsinki, part 1

You haven’t been to Finland yet and now you’re planning your first trip to the Finnish capital, Helsinki? That’s a great decision! Tervetuloa!, which mean welcome in our beautiful language :). Even though Helsinki is a capital, it is a very compact city. It’s easy to navigate in and very welcoming for his guests. Most of the sights are situated near the center, so even if you have only one day(better more of course) trip it’s good time to get…

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Walk in Helsinki

Walk in Helsinki

Quite often you end up underrating the city where you’re living in, this have happened to us with Helsinki. When you live in some location, place seems so familiar that you just don’t notice its beauty. We decide that we’ll need to start walking in our city’s streets more and keep our eyes open a little bit more than normally 🙂 This Saturday weather was promising on most parts of the day. As it has been a while since we…

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Grossarl

Grossarl

Grossarl, a small beautiful town situated about 70 kilometers from Salzburg, surrounded by mountain peaks of Austria’s biggest National Park High Tauern (original name Hohe Tauern). Have you heard of it? We hadn’t until last summer.   We had four days off work and free summer days shouldn’t be wasted.  We already knew that Austria has a lot of beautiful locations to offer. We also wanted to travel on budget, so we just went to Booking and chose the apartment…

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Grüß gott, Glingspitze!

Grüß gott, Glingspitze!

We’re keeping our promises, and about a month after we got home from our second Austria visit we started to plan the next “Nemventure”. This time our visit here was part of a longer road trip through total of 4 countries. During the three weeks we drove roughly 3500 kilometers and walked over 250 kilometers.  One of the highlights of this trip was re-visiting the beautiful Tappenkarsee and getting up to Glingspitze. On the fifth day of our journey we…

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First snow of the year

First snow of the year

First snow of the year is finally here. Do you like  snow?  I do and will explain you why.. Yes, yes,  there is no such thing as a bad weather, there is not a bad season of the year. But honestly, i do not like the second part of Autumn in Finland. Just simply because it’s getting too dark too soon. But when the first snow is covering streets and the darkness starts to disappear you just feel more alive….

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Hotel Sveitsi

Hotel Sveitsi

In city called Hyvinkää, which is situated about sixty kilometers from Helsinki, is opening a newly renovated hotel, Sveitsi. The hotel is named after the area it is located in, which is the Finnish translation from Switzerland.  We decide to go “test sleep” it and went to one of Finnish Switzerland’s. The actual idea for the visit came after we saw a good deal in https://offerilla.com/tuote/spahotel-sveitsi/. Renovation of the hotel is not fully done yet, so it explains the cheaper…

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Discovering Tappenkarsee

Discovering Tappenkarsee

To be honest, the booking of this trip was totally spontaneous. With the idea of escaping from city life into the middle of nowhere, we end up in an apartment house somewhere in the Salzburg Alps. (We only later found out that the name of village was Grossarl). We asked our host to recommend us some hiking trails with a lake in the surrounding area. He recommended us couple of locations, one being Tappenkarsee.   How to get here? Here…

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