The best places for book lovers in Helsinki

Finland lays claim to the highest literacy rates world-wide. So it’s not surprising that Helsinki is a paradise for book lovers. Here’s 7 of my favourite places to visit when I want to get lost amidst pages of adventure.

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Autumn Photo Diary🍂

Hailing from a county where the landscape is predominantly comprised of ever-green Eucalypts, I never really appreciated autumn until I moved to the northern hemisphere. At home in Tasmania, the changing seasons from summer through winter meant a drop in temperature of around 20°C and in some places, autumn leaves and snow in winter. But…

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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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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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