Israel Breaks the Silence

…of this blog, I mean, nothing political behind the headline. Sorry. Waffle had promised to take a colleague of his to mountains. The original plan was aiming us to the Welsh mountains in Snowdonia, but as the execution of this noble plan grew later and the weather in Wales got more and more wintery, we…

Visiting home – The part of the Cottage life

In the previous post I left you hanging, as we were speeding up north through the countryside of Finland. It was me having the wheel as Waffle was peacefully sleeping, missing dozens of moose and a bear running across the road (just kidding Waffle, just kidding, you only missed some bush). We arrived at my…

Visiting Home – The part of the Baltic road trip

The last week of work before the summer vacation was going fast. I was shipped off to Luxembourg for meetings and Waffle had stress for transferring his knowledge to the people who would be replacing him for the coming 17 days. As Friday came, it did not feel much like a start of a holiday,…

A little piece of paradise – In Finland!

A while ago I wrote about our holiday plans for this summer. We were a bit sad to miss the mountain hikes this year, since Finland was calling. The plan was to do a road trip through Latvia, Estonia, Finland and Norway. Visit friends, family and some icy mountains at the Barents sea. Did we…

Missing the Mountains – Some Travel Plans

This year our summer holiday will be spent in Finland. We are going there for the first weeks of July, spending a total of 18 days on the go. The plan was first to have a shorter trip to Finland and divide our precious off days a little between different destinations. However I performed a meltdown…

Normandy and Easter – A Perfect Duo

Normandy. The green, softly flowing valleys, glistening sea, shining white cliffs and sky so close you could hug it. Normandy is such a picturesque place, I think my soul has found a second home from its shores. I am always happy to return there, and bring some friends along, like we did this time. Normandy is starting…

Oh lala! C’est Paris!

Mon Dieu! My dear dear friend Miia came visiting again. Before her holiday we worked up a brainstorm, popping out ideas of destinations and things to do there. As I told her about the possibility to go visit Paris, I could hear her exited yelp all the way from Finland. There was not much discussion after…

How What and Why – Guide to Terceira, Azores

I fell in love with Azores, the nature, the ocean, the food, the people and the night sky. What is there not to love? It used to be one of those destinations I dreamed of visiting and as I finally did, I was not disappointed. I would like to see myself back in the Azores one…

Terceira – Volcanic Beauty

Terceira, one of the central islands of the Azores. It sits there in all its greenery in the middle of the Atlantic ocean. Volcanoes are dotting the landscape covered in jungle. Cows roam around on their pastures and the villages are cute as candies!

Terceira – A Green Paradise

Terceira, one of the central islands of the Azores. It sits there in all its greenery in the middle of the Atlantic ocean. Volcanoes are dotting the landscape covered in jungle. Cows roam around on their pastures and the villages are cute as candies!

A Christmas in Finland

Oh, if this wasn’t a trip I had been looking forward to a long time! A Christmas in Finland with all the traditions that make Christmas so special to me! And now hopefully for Waffle too; this would be his very first Finnish Christmas. Latvia, Riga Well, we did not make our way directly to Finland….

Mallorca – Things can go wrong

Waffle had been doing his magic again. We had a long weekend approaching and he had been hunting down cheap flights again. One afternoon I just got a message in Facebook “You are going to Mallorca”. I took it as I always take it: Yes! Travelling again. But Mallorca? But there are some mountains there,…