Tram line 3: Merisata & Eira

The last two weekends have taken me to the beautiful green waterfront areas of Eira, Merisata and Kaivopuisto. This weekend past was the colourful Helsinki Pride, which started in Senate Square and finished with festivities throughout Kaivopuisto, while the weekend before was Finnish midsummer (Juhannus) with seaside bonfires to celebrate the longest day of the…

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A weekend in Kallio- top 10 things to do in my neighbourhood

While I love to travel and explore new places, there’s nothing quite like a relaxing weekend at home! These days I’m pretty damn lucky to call the Helsinki district of Kallio home, and after living here for a year I thought I’d share some things I love about this beautiful, vibrant suburb. Only 1 km…

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Tram line 4: Munkkiniemi & Seurasaari

The Helsinki winter this year has been late and unusually cold- which has meant the sea has frozen over in many places, allowing for some fun winter sports, including skating on natural ice.

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Tram Line 1: Kumpula & Käpylä

Tram Line 1 travels from Eira in the south to Käpylä in the north of Helsinki. In this post I explore Käpylä and neighbouring Kumpula. These areas are famous for their beautiful old wooden houses, attotment gardens and green areas.

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Around Töölönlahti

Töölönlahti or Töölö Bay in English, is possibly my favourite place in Helsinki . Pronounced Tur-Lur, Töölö is a common (but not official) name for two neighbourhoods, Etu-Töölö and Taka-Töölö, to the north-west of the city centre of Helsinki. The area was built in the 1920s and ’30s to accommodate rapid population growth, and is now a sought after…

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