About

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I am a 40-ish wife and mother to two (a pre-teen and our daughter is already an adult!) from Finland who is into travel, eating out and good wine.

I love Helsinki and I’m always happy to show my international friends around. In summer we like to boat in the nearby archipelago.

My Malaysian childhood has left me with a passion for food and you could say I’m a foodie!

My childhood and work has given me friends from all over the world and my favourite destinations for travel are those where meet-ups can happen.

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  1. Hi Suvi! Thanks for letting me find your blog. How nice that you’re from Finland! I lived there in Kokkola for more than 2 years when I was studying there. I really miss some aspects about Finland. How cool that you had an international childhood! Malaysia I am sure has a lot of flavors in their multicultural cuisine. Look forward to following your blog 🙂

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    1. Hi Georgina! Thank you for following my blog ❤ I have to start exploring yours, as I do dream of sailing in Greece. However much I would love to say it was our boys who beat England, it wasn't unfortunately. Finland is good in ice hockey and lousy in football. It was the Icelanders. But we in Finland are very happy for our Nordic brothers and sisters and are celebrating their success with them, so in that sense you can congratulate me as well! 🙂

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  2. Great to find your blog at the Weekend Coffee Share. We’re a sailing family and I also love getting out in the kayak, although we need to get a new trailer at the moment and it is also Winter here so we’ve slowed down. I am looking forward to seeing more of Helsinki.
    xx Rowena

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      1. Hi Suvi,
        Thought you might like this post I wrote about sailing on my Dad’s yacht in Pittwater, Sydney. It’s a Catalina.
        Hope you’re having a great weekend!
        xx Rowena

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  3. Hi Suvi, I nominated you for a One Lovely Blog Award. I’ve really enjoyed exploring your travel posts and photos. No need to accept or respond or anything – totally up to you. Just expressing my appreciation 🙂 x

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  4. This is the first new blog I’ve followed in months (I’ve been sooo busy) and I’m quite genuinely so excited about it. I’m so interested in your Malaysian childhood (I spent the past seven months living in Thailand…I never made it to Malaysia, but plan on getting back to SE Asia someday) and it seems like you’re quite the adventurer, which I love!

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    1. Wow thank you for the honour! Seven months living in Thailand sounds awesome 🙂 There’s so much to explore in SEA, I hope to go back to Malaysia soon – it’s been way too long…

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      1. 7 months in Thailand was incredible. It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done for myself, but probably also the best. I know I’ll get back to SEA one day!
        Oh, and you’re welcome. 🙂

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  5. Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within. GREAT BLOG I FOUND …INSPIRING .. 🙂

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  6. Hello! Thanks for dropping by our blog, and wow you grew up in Malaysia! What are the odds. We’ll be in Russia,the Baltics and Scandinavia this September and it looks like we’ve stumbled upon a guide blog. Please tell us more about what’s cool in Finland! xx

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    1. Ooh sounds like a fantastic trip you have coming up! Finland is known for it’s design – to see the best of it, just go to the shopping street Esplanade and pop in all the shops there (Aarikka, Iittala, Marimekko..) and have a look! Welcome 🙂

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    1. Hi Kat, thanks for your comment! The last time I was in M’sia was in 2009, I hope to come back soon. Everything had changed so much even then, new buildings, the LRT, almost couldn’t recognise Bangsar and so on.. These days my daughter knows KL better than me, she just got back from there!

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      1. Hi Suvi, I smiled to myself when I read what you wrote about your “Malaysian childhood”. Malaysia must have had quite a big influence in your life. I hope you are well and keep up your good work in your blog. I thought I’d drop you a reply here as I am no longer active in Facebook. Interestingly I somehow did manage to get an email about this blog. Hope you have a merry xmas and a happy new year. Kind regards, Abu (GISKL 91/92)

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        1. Hey Abu! Great to hear from you, so glad you came by 🙂 Oh yes, Malaysia really has had a huge influence on the person I’ve become. After all, I do love to makan makan like no other Finn I know 😉 Happy Holidays to you too!! xx

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