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