Category Archives: exploring

things that make me happy in berlin

Inn-Berlin I have stayed in a lot of hostels, and my experience in this one easily makes the top three. It is run pretty much the way I would run a hostel – and they seem to have thought of … Continue reading

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inari by midnight / rovaniemi by sunlight

I spent a whirlwind few days up in Inari in Lapland, to finish this part of my Finland adventures. Inari is about 300 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle, in the land of the ‘midnight sun’. I caught the night … Continue reading

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heippa äiti

my favourite cafe comes with its own small children! they arrived out the front yelling “moi äiti, moikka äiti!” (hi mum, hello mum!) before getting into the cafe bike trailer to fetch some milk with their isä (dad). I, having … Continue reading

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news from a monday

yesterday morning I woke up stupidly early (7 am) and faffed. I had vegemite on rice crackers for breakfast, which is not at all the same as vegemite on toast, but alas, my flat does not possess a toaster. sad. … Continue reading

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retrospective: stories from kamisak and inari

i didn’t finish telling you about kamisak husky farm. the night after we returned from husky sledding, we stayed at the farm. Mika (owns the farm) took me around the farm while he fed the dogs, and I did the … Continue reading

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on the general whereabouts of hot chocolate

my first story from Helsinki involves a small cafe near the train station. we arrived around 8.30 in the morning, as it was starting to get light. feeling it important that i practised my finnish-speaking skills, I went and ordered … Continue reading

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spoilt brat adventures

So far this has been less a holiday of scungy student living, and more your spoilt brat living the high life holiday. We caught a taxi through the streets of Stockholm at 6.15 in the morning – pretty, pitch black, … Continue reading

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snow, a pub and the library

This morning we woke up and it was snowing. There was a little black bird hanging out on the windowsill, not looking particularly bothered by the cold. We are staying in a hotel, slightly more posh than we expected. The … Continue reading

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