Finland

Finland: the land of midnight sun, midsummer traditions and during the winter… a lot of snow. Our dear home country. The safest place on the planet, mostly. We have four seasons: beautiful summers, cold winters and then lovely short periods of warm springs and colourful autumns in between. We have free healthcare and education and we created Angry Birds.

Finland might not be considered the most exciting destination in the world, but it should definitely be a little bit higher on everyone’s travel goal bucket list. We don’t write a lot about it, but we’re definitely working on changing that. After all, there’s quite a lot of magical stuff to see and do here!

October 9, 2018
Hotel Sveitsi: Fangirl Quest in the hotel lobby

Hotel Sveitsi: Escaping The Mundane In Hyvinkää

One of the biggest tragedies of our travels is that whenever we get to stay in a nice hotel, it’s […]
September 8, 2018
Marko Saaresto walking down Ehrensvärdintie in Eira, Helsinki.

Get To Know Helsinki With Poets Of The Fall

Aside from our passion for great TV shows & movies, we share another love: we both adore Poets of the […]
August 14, 2017
Stormtrooper driving a tram in Helsinki, Finland

Gishwhes (As We Know It) Is Over

Phew, that’s it. We’re done with Gishwhes for this year… or possibly, for forever. Misha Collins, our leader and overall […]
June 27, 2017
Stand Up Paddleboarding in Helsinki

SUP? Stand Up Paddleboarding In Helsinki!

It’s good to have some active friends around you. You know, the kind that get ideas and then head out […]
June 12, 2017
Laitakaupungin Valot Helsinki

Helsinki Movie Locations: Some Of Our Famous Neighborhoods

The capital of Finland, Helsinki, is not the biggest capital in the world: a little over 600,000 people inhabit our […]
February 22, 2017
The view from the hotel over Hakaniemi is stunning.

Hilton Helsinki Strand: Combining Work With Luxurious Relaxation

Ah, hotels! Even after hundreds of hotel check-ins all over the world, it’s always nice to check in to a new […]
February 16, 2017
Lahti, Finland: Canon M3 sample photos: a birch tree in sunlight

Here’s Some Soothing Spring Photos For All The Winter Hating Grumps

Living in Finland is sometimes quite hard for those of us who aren’t big fans of all the cold and dark, […]
February 8, 2017
Restaurant Linnankellari: lovely wall art

Hotel Katajanokka: Luxury Prison Time In Helsinki, Finland

Is it ok to really, really love prison hotels? Or is that somehow creepy? I can’t decide. But I have […]
January 6, 2017
British guys looking at a Finnish kebab shaped church in Kamppi, Helsinki.

British Guys Looking At Finnish Things

Last summer, two of our British friends came over to spend a glorious Midsummer here in Finland with us. Out […]