As I mentioned in my previous article about our trip to Svalbard how guided tours are the way to go for most tourists, we were excited about a full-day guided cruise tour in Svalbard on our final day there. A boat tour was the easiest guided tour that I found on the long list of … More Impressions of Svalbard: part 2
When we booked flights to Longyearbyen in Svalbard some six months ago, I hadn’t expected to be half as blown away by the place as I am now that I am back. Our short travel to this unique destination wasn’t a typical mini-vacation, but it was still full of surprises, adventures and unforgettable memories. Where … More Impressions of Svalbard: part 1
As some of you readers might know, I did my undergraduate degree in Finland. I lived in a small town called Kokkola in central Finland and I went there from Nepal when I was just 18. Coming from Nepal, in particular Kathmandu, which I think has a pleasant weather all year round, adjusting to the … More Reminiscing Finnish summers
On the second day, I had a few things on my mind: museum tour (either Carlsberg museum or National Museum), canal tour and the city hall and surroundings. I headed straight for the centre to see the city hall. The city hall was grand; Tivoli garden (famous adventure park in Europe) was nearby and I … More Copenhagen, Denmark: part II
Those few of you who read my blog or know about me might know already that I have a great interest in Nordic culture/countries. So, there were no second thoughts about going when I found cheap flight to Copenhagen on a weekend. I had heard from many people before that Copenhagen is the most fun … More Copenhagen, Denmark: part I
Anathema’s “Weather Systems” on the background, wind howling and the sight of night pink-ish sky outside – as I sit on the bed on my last night in Finland is making me weep. Listening to this album reminds me of my student days in a quiet Finnish town a couple of years ago, the friendships formed then … More See you, Suomi!
Finland will always be this very special country to me. I absolutely love going back there. Finland is where I can be closest to the nature and live my adolescent Scandinavian dream. I stayed in Helsinki for a total of two weeks. One week of seasonal job at a fur company, and the other week … More Finland and Estonia
I am gonna make this more text at the moment because the internet here in Porto is really slow. My excitement of going to Portugal had almost vanished for no apparent reason until I met my dear friend last night at Helsinki and celebrated Nepali New Year’s Eve (2070, Yay!). It was then when I … More Helsinki night out