For our third day in Berlin, Päivi suggested we visit a nearby city, Potsdam. As I’d never been, I was game! Potsdam is easy to access by train and the trip takes just 40 minutes. An easy breezy day trip for anyone wanting to see something outside Berlin.
This Saturday is All Saint’s Day in Finland, a very different day to Halloween. Finns remember those who are lost by visiting their graves. It’s quite a sombre affair. A while back, I visited a cemetery in Milan. I wonder how they celebrate All Saint’s Day in Italy?
We woke up to a sunny morning in Berlin, musing about the fact that we’d been so lucky with the weather – summer in October!
I’m going to try the concept of a travel diary. Let’s see if it resonates with people out there.
Oslo. I’ve been to the city twice, both times for a conference. The first time I went, I spent the day after the conference wandering around by myself getting acquainted with the city. It was a gloomy day and what I remember most about it is the impressive but strange Vigeland Sculpture Park. Sadly, on my second … More Raindrops in Oslo
One last look at summer and my favourite island to this day – Jurmo.
I’m on a long weekend in Berlin – one of my favourite European cities.
Örö was a closed military island from 1915 to 2015. From 2015 onwards the public has been able to access the island by boat or ferry. However, the island has been quite a difficult business venture as so far three different entrepreneurs have tried their hand at it, failing financially each time.
Once again, I found myself abandoning my blog for other exciting activities. I did say that I want to savour summer for all it’s worth but it’s been months since summer ended here!! I’m not sure what I’ve been doing with the time I used to use for blogging, as I certainly haven’t had any … More Hello October
Summer seems like a long lost memory by now as the leaves transform into bright colors and we are reminded of the long winter ahead. Nevertheless, let’s take some time to remember Finnish summer before the snow kicks in.