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Summer in Helsinki

Summer is the most pleasant season to visit Helsinki, which is a city of nature, of brilliant clear colors, fresh air, and refreshing walks. The main cathedral (Tuomiokirkko) dominates the view of Helsinki with its pure white structure and green … Continue reading

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Café Culture in Helsinki

One of the relentless habits of the Finns is drinking coffee. It is not farfetched to talk about Finnish coffee culture, which manifests itself in the large number of new and old cafés in small towns and big cities as … Continue reading

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Irasshaimase – welcome to Yanaka, the ancient Edo in central Tokyo!

During your visit to Japan, you will repeatedly hear ‘Irasshaimase’ – which means ‘welcome’ – as Japanese girls greet you with a delightful smile at the airport, in department stores, restaurants, hotels, and ryokans (Japanese style hotels). When you yearn … Continue reading

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Hanging out in Hanoi

Vietnam could be said to be the most capitalist communist country where local inhabitants come up with clever business ideas to earn their monthly income. They load their mopeds with impossibly huge stacks of merchandise or walk around selling what … Continue reading

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Hiking in Gubbio

About a month ago, I was in Gubbio, which is located in Umbria (Italy), not too far from Perugia and Assisi. I went there to visit some dear friends and welcome the New Year in their excellent company.  The weather … Continue reading

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Winter Wonderland

So here I am. In the middle of Finland, in the Eastern part of the country, close to the Russian border, in Joensuu. The winter here is absolutely astounding. The landscape is all snow-covered, wherever you turn you see snow, … Continue reading

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Prague, a city where details blend in with colors

Prague is maybe the most beautiful European city I have visited so far. It entices with its narrow medieval alleyways and winding streets that take you back to another century. The soft, smooth colors frame the abundant, attractive details that … Continue reading

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