Skiing in Finland

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Skiing in Finland

You might have heard that Finns love all types of skiing; downhill, cross country, slalom, whatever… Still the cross-country version is probably the most popular form of sport and excersise. Finnish skiers have enjoyed quite a bit of success in international competitions and skiing is gaining popularity as a recreational activity and a form of staying in shape. However, contrary … Read More

Lisbon Old Town

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Lisbon Old Town

Lisbon is a super beautiful city! I was lucky to spend few days there on the beginning of Novermber. When northern Europe was already cold, Portugal was still really nice and warm. My hotel was just below the old town, so when I arrived there from the airport just in time before the sunset, I grabbed my camera and headed … Read More

Kustaanmiekka strait in Helsinki

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Boat in Kustaanmiekka strait in Helsinki

Kustaanmiekka is actually the southernmost island of a group of islans that form the Suomenlinna sea fortress. Most part of the Suomenlinna fortifications are located on the Kustaanmiekka island. The name Kustaanmiekka commonly refers to the 81 meters wide strait between Kustaanmiekka island and the neighboring Susisaari island. What´s special about Kustaanmiekka strait is that it´s the only way for … Read More

The Millennium Bridge in London

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The Millennium Bridge

This is the Millennium Bridge in London, England. Originally opened in 2000, this pedestrian bridge connects both sides of Thames river. You can walk from the City of London to Bankside. The building you see in the backgroud here is the St. Paul´s Cathedral on the City side of the river. Planners designed the bridge to have a low profile … Read More

Keila-Joa Waterfall in Estonia

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Keila-Joa Waterfall in Estonia

Keila-Joa is a village about 30 kilometers from Tallinn in Estonia. Keila-Joa boasts a well-known place of interest in Estonia: a waterfall located in a park of old manor house and a hydroelectric powerplant. Keila-Joa park, powerplant and manor house concentrate around the waterfalls that have been used for centuries. First mentions of a mill functioning there date back to … Read More

The Toolse castle in Estonia

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Toolse castle ruins in Estonia

The Toolse castle is a medieval castle located in the village of Toolse in eastern Estonia, right on the northern coast of the country. Drive to Toolse from Tallinn takes about 1,5 hours. The Toolse village can be found close to a small and sleepy town of Kunda. Kunda itself was known for it´s concrete factory that was opened in … Read More

This is Helsinki

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Helsinki Market Square and the Presidential Palace

This is the oldest and most central area in the capital of Finland. What´s in the picture? Let´s find out. The church in the top right corner probably looks familiar to most. It´s the Helsinki Cathedral, opened in 1852. It´s probably the most iconic building in Helsinki. Construction of the church was ordered by the Russian czar Alexander I after … Read More

Modern classic: a London phone booth with WiFi

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London phone booth with WiFi

Red phone booths, or telephone boxes, are a classic sight in London and all over former British empire. But what are they needed for today, when everyone and their grandmother has smartphones of their own? Well, London seems to have come up with an idea: telephone boxes with WiFi! Sometimes things move fast. Being from Finland looking for WiFi access … Read More