Porvoo Christmas markets: the perfect daytrip from Helsinki

Picturesque and steeped in history, Porvoo is the perfect day trip from Helsinki. During Christmas markets are held in the cobbled snow-dusted streets.

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A week in Denmark: 3 unmissable places to visit

While you could definitely spend much longer than a week exploring Denmark, time can often be a limiting factor. Here are three very different places that you can visit in under a week to give you a snapshot of Danish life.   1. Copenhagen Denmark’s capital has to be one of the most beautiful cities…

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Helsingør: the perfect day trip from Copenhagen

Possibly my favourite experience in Denmark was a day trip to Helsingør. The picturesque coastal town is home to Kronberg castle- Shakespeare’s inspiration for Hamlet, and a beautiful old town which feels remarkably peaceful after Copenhagen’s busy streets.

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Tartu

With a population of roughly 100,000 Tartu is the second largest city in Estonia, after the capital, Tallinn. Located two and a half hours to the south-east of Tallinn, Tartu is a university town with a youthful, progressive vibe and plenty to see. The University was founded in 1632, pretty awe-inspiring for me considering the oldest building…

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A day exploring Tallinn

I’ve visited the enchanting medieval old town of Tallinn three times and each time I’ve loved it more. With immaculately preserved buildings, traditional food carts (complete with vendors in costume) and a large market square full of stalls with traditional Estonian goods, entering the gates of the old town transports you to another era.   Raekoja plats–…

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