Luzern / Lucerne

As a citizen of a bilingual country (Finland), I’ve gotten somewhat used to the idea of several official languages in one governing area. Still, the strength of the Swiss multilingualism came as a surprise to me. The official languages –

Luzern / Lucerne

As a citizen of a bilingual country (Finland), I’ve gotten somewhat used to the idea of several official languages in one governing area. Still, the strength of the Swiss multilingualism came as a surprise to me. The official languages –

A Winter Walk in Finland

I can’t feel my face. It’s been a gentle winter, but these last few days have been ridiculously cold and dark. The frozen snow beneath my feet makes a scrunching sound that brings back unwanted memories from my childhood. I

A Winter Walk in Finland

I can’t feel my face. It’s been a gentle winter, but these last few days have been ridiculously cold and dark. The frozen snow beneath my feet makes a scrunching sound that brings back unwanted memories from my childhood. I

Shibuya Now

Shibuya is always busy. Day and night, dawn and dusk, there are hordes formed by singular people, all going somewhere in a hurry. The world’s busiest pedestrian crossing is a gloriously organized chaos, disorienting yet somehow logical. It’s also a great

Shibuya Now

Shibuya is always busy. Day and night, dawn and dusk, there are hordes formed by singular people, all going somewhere in a hurry. The world’s busiest pedestrian crossing is a gloriously organized chaos, disorienting yet somehow logical. It’s also a great

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I Love San Francisco

If anyone ever makes the mistake of asking me what my favorite travel destinations are, they’re in for a looooong list. One thing is for sure, though – San Francisco is always on that list! SF became one of my favorite cities

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I Love San Francisco

If anyone ever makes the mistake of asking me what my favorite travel destinations are, they’re in for a looooong list. One thing is for sure, though – San Francisco is always on that list! SF became one of my favorite cities

Sweet Siena

Siena is the undeniable jewel of Tuscany, with its medieval architecture and lively piazzas bringing to life a piece of history long gone. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is definitely worth a visit!

Sweet Siena

Siena is the undeniable jewel of Tuscany, with its medieval architecture and lively piazzas bringing to life a piece of history long gone. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is definitely worth a visit!

Travel Diary: Lisbon, May 2011

Lisbon is one of those cities that seems to be enveloped in a never-ending heat. The asphalt is literally steaming beneath my feet, and it’s only May. I’m so glad I’ve never been here in August. Besides the killer heat, Lisbon

Travel Diary: Lisbon, May 2011

Lisbon is one of those cities that seems to be enveloped in a never-ending heat. The asphalt is literally steaming beneath my feet, and it’s only May. I’m so glad I’ve never been here in August. Besides the killer heat, Lisbon

Monsoon Season in Indonesia

It all began so beautifully. The sun was shining, the birds were singing, and the sugary cocktails were flowing at the beach bar of a small secluded resort on a lush Indonesian island. It was all good. Until – just

Monsoon Season in Indonesia

It all began so beautifully. The sun was shining, the birds were singing, and the sugary cocktails were flowing at the beach bar of a small secluded resort on a lush Indonesian island. It was all good. Until – just