On my first trip to Lisbon, Portugal I wanted to include a beach town on my list. I saw some awesome photos of Cascais and I was sold! Here are what I was able to experience in Cascais during one day! Cascais is a beautiful beach town 40 minutes train ride from Lisbon. The price is around 2€ per way so it’s suitable also for low … Continue reading Check out Cascais – the charm of the Atlantic Coast!
Would you believe there is a fairytale town located in Portugal? Where there are colorful Moroccan-style castles, mysterious wells and gardens and a great fortress high up in the sky? I visited this fairytale town known as Sintra and it’s a must-see place to add to your holiday in Lisbon. Sintra is a 45 minute train ride away from Lisbon. The tickets cost only a … Continue reading Fall in love with the fairytale town Sintra!
I have spent quite a lot of time at Helsinki Airport during these two years. That is why I want to share with you my tips on how to spend time at Helsinki Airport to add value to your travelling. Spending the night at Helsinki airport? No worries! Spending the night at the airport isn’t always the nicest part of your trip. Most of the … Continue reading Rocking chairs and sleeping tubes – 7 tips for enjoying time at Helsinki Airport
There are nowadays so many different sites to compare flights that I feel sometimes dizzy! Read my only 2 and a half step easy guide to buying flights. Step 1: Where to search I usually start my search from Momondo. Momondo is a website that compares flights from different sites and shows the prices of different connections at once. It makes the search easier and you don’t need … Continue reading Guide with only two and a half steps to buying flights
I promised you the insider tips from MATKA Nordic Travel Fair 2017, so here they come! HTC Vive experience – the most exhilarating part of the fair The most exciting experience in MATKA fair was in Kaarina planetarium’s stand the HTC Vive experience. HTC Vive allows you to play a game with VR glasses and controllers. The idea of the game I played was about … Continue reading Make the most out of MATKA with these activity tips!
MATKA Nordic Travel Fair 2017 is almost here! Next week 19-22 Jan 2017 the tourism industry representatives get together in Messukeskus Helsinki. I will join the party as an official blogger of the Travel Fair. http://matka.messukeskus.com/messuilla/matka-2017-bloggaajat/. Nordic Travel Fair is a place for me and you to go dreaming every year. I always find mesmerizing destinations I should travel to and get a glimpse of … Continue reading MATKA Nordic Travel Fair 2017
At the airport I frequently come across that passengers don’t know how the airlines co-operate with other airlines and how it affects their journey. The co-operation mode that the airlines use is called codesharing. Codesharing means that you have for example bought a flight ticket from Cathay Pacific for the flight from Helsinki to Beijing but the flight will be operated by Finnair. It means that the plane … Continue reading Codesharing to ease your travels!
Lisbon is a beautiful city with lovely atmosphere and is without doubt worth experiencing! Let’s start with the main places you should definitely go when you visit Lisbon. One of the must-see sights in Lisbon is the Castle of Saint George. It’s located in the heart of Lisbon on top of a high hill and has the most stunning view over the city. The castle itself … Continue reading Perfect city break in Lisbon – the places you cannot afford to miss
The people around you are unfamiliar. The culture, their habits, their view of life is completely different. It’s exciting, intriguing and scary. You have jumped out of your comfort zone to get new experiences. The unfamiliarity of things is what trigger the culture shock. You would like to get something that reminds you of home. Culture shock strikes when you enter a new country, a … Continue reading Culture shock at home
Whenever I travel I try to look for a local service instead of an international chain. Why do I do it? Does it matter where you stay or where you dine? I want to support the local entrepreneurs because it will affect the wellbeing in that country. The locals will use the money to support the local economy. International chains are spreading all over the world and … Continue reading Choose wisely, choose local!