Hungry for Helsinki #01

… also known as ‘on my plate today’! One of my posts last weekend was about our new family member ‘Noa‘. Today we ventured into the city to test out riding on a bus, catching the metro (and using lifts) and as an added bonus we caught a tram! Destination: Café Ursula! The walk from Tehtaankatu…

Islands of Helsinki # 01

One of the joys of living and working in Helsinki is having the Baltic right on our doorstep. We are fortunate also in that there are so many islands close by. One of our favourites is Kaunissaari (the Helsinki one). There is another Kaunissaari quite close to Kotka that also rates high on places to…

Helsinki: An alternative to Venice ;)

The canal at Ruoholahti is just one of the many little water ways in and around Helsinki. The above picture was taken today from a the terrace area of a restaurant that sits on the canal (Faro Channelside). I’ve cycled and walked past it many times, although today was the first time I’d arrived by sea. on…