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Visiting Helsinki in Summer – Style, Seafood and Salmiakki

Posted on December 3rd, by Peter Parkorr in Finland, Roaming Resources, Uncategorized. 21 comments
When you think of travelling to Finland you probably imagine snow, huskies, seeing the Northern Lights, swimming in ice pools and other winter fun. But I’ve been to Finland in summer twice now and found it’s a great time to visit. Tips for visiting Helsinki in Summer Last time I went on a 2000km road trip in Finland and really loved seeing other parts of the country, before spending a few days in the capital.…

One Night In Helsinki – Where Heaven Meets The Sea

Posted on November 28th, by Peter Parkorr in Finland, Picture Perfect. 1 Comment
Helsinki, ‘the land where Heaven meets the Sea’, that’s what they like to call it. This is a city that people live in for its design and culture, the art and nightlife, and for its quality of life. It’s getting better known on the international stage in recent years, and the strong food scene is a big draw. The steps up to Helsinki Cathedral in Senate Square are a popular place to meet, relax and people watch So how do the Finns celebrate all this?…

Ten Tips for Travelling to Turkey

Posted on September 12th, by Peter Parkorr in Everywhere, Roaming Resources. 2 comments
Ten Tips for Travelling to Turkey Turkey is a place where you can kill two birds with one stone. (Excuse the pun.) The country straddles two continents, so a visit to Turkey lets you visit part of Asia and part of Europe, in one vibrant nation with an impressive history.…

11 Things To Expect From A Roadtrip In Finland

Posted on August 18th, by Peter Parkorr in Finland, Picture Perfect. 13 comments
Have you ever been to Finland? Not too many people have, and even fewer people think of it as a summer holiday destination. But here’s the inside scoop – Finland is spectacular in summer! And not a snowflake in sight. This week I’m heading to Helsinki for the Night of the Arts, to feast on the food scene and to see what else I find in this design-led city.…

Spotlight on Ljubljana: The Highlights of Ana Desetnica Street Theatre Festival

Posted on August 15th, by Peter Parkorr in Picture Perfect, Slovenia. 1 Comment
Last month I landed in Slovenia to check out a festival in the capital, before going on a mini road trip around other bits of the country. Here’s my first report from Ljubljana, 2014’s Ana Desetnica in photos. The nicest undertakers I ever met, from KDPM Street Theatre Company… the gent wired with dynamite is giving out ‘Free Hugs’ Ana Desetnica is a yearly festival of international street theatre, where assorted performers slowly take over the pretty city of Ljubljana.…