Weekend in Helsinki

 

This holiday was so needed. I travelled to Finland and spent a lovely weekend in Helsinki with some friends and actually got to do quite a lot. People who know me, I’m always doing stuff so it felt quite natural to be out n’ about the whole time. If you are planning a visit to Helsinki, I would recommend to stay at least 4 days.

 

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Flight from London to Helsinki was absolutely fine. I travelled with Norwegian that is one of the cheapest airlines from London to Finland. I think they are pretty good considering the pricing and overall.  Do you like making friends while you’re travelling? I always make new friends in the plane, specially if I’m travelling on my own, mainly because I’m afraid of flying and also you get to hear the greatest life stories! This time I talked about David Bowie with this older man who was travelling to Finland to see his son who is married with a Finnish woman.

I had those coriander soy noodles at Cafe Bar No 9 in Helsinki. They were ok, would say 7/10. I have noticed it’s pretty difficult to be vegan while you’re travelling because all these places would have one dish for you and it’s normally Falafel in a wrap. Any experiences?? I loose my interest really easily if I keep having the same stuff. I should have done more research as well, so I blame myself this time 😀 Home cooking options and supermarkets are the next level though comparing to the UK. You have got so many options and products there to cook with. I always feel like a little kid going into the supermarket in Finland, always so excited!8CD96B1A-41B5-4359-B9B7-460CFA86DBCE

Pretty much all the snow was melted in Helsinki, but it was still very beautiful. All these colourful streets and alleyways in Ullanlinna, Helsinki.

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Nicest areas to stay in Helsinki I would say are Eira, Ullanlinna, Kamppi and Punavuori. This is if you’re travelling to the country as a tourist and want to be in central Helsinki, in walking distance to everything.

9E6D7D7B-6073-45FF-8C58-A8E1F2249F86One really fun thing we did this Friday was Yrjönkadun uimahalli, this is a day Spa with 3 different saunas and it’s only 15 euros for an entry. Good heads up though, they have women’s days separate from guys because most of the people swim naked in here. You can wear a swimming suit, but pretty much everyone is naked so it just feels natural. Also with that 15 euros you get a little cabin upstairs where you can change and you’ll have a waitress  – obviously we had some champagne! It felt like the place had so much history and character. Such a nice afternoon xx

 

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Saturday went drinking cocktails at the Helsinki Drink Festival. Was so nice to see all these Finnish companies and brands to stand in one place. Two of my favourites from the night must have been Koskenkorva vodka and Napue gin.

 

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Gin – Tonic – Cranberries – Rosemary

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Hopefully next time the weather is a bit warmer, it was only -6 degrees but I’m starting to feel like it’s time for the summer – don’t you think?

 

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Until next time Finland …. Where to next?

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