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Spring Festivals in Central and Eastern Europe

Spring Festivals in Central and Eastern Europe

Spring is a big deal in Central and Eastern Europe. That’s not only because many of these countries were once pagan, but also because they have to put up with a long, dark winter. So when spring finally comes around, people are ready to celebrate. Most spring festivals in Central and Easter Europe involve burning… Continue Reading

Finnish Fine Dining: The Best Restaurants in Helsinki

Finnish Fine Dining: The Best Restaurants in Helsinki

We’re always on the lookout for fantastic restaurants in our destination cities. Of course, it helps when the city is Helsinki, which has a worldwide reputation for fine dining, and several Michelin-starred eateries to prove it. If you like a delicious meal while you’re on holiday, we’ve got you covered. Here’s our list of the… Continue Reading

Helsinki: The Home of Modern Design

Helsinki: The Home of Modern Design

For the average traveller, Finland probably conjures up images of steamy saunas, reindeer, Nokia cameras and the classical composer Jean Sibelius. But Finland today, and especially Helsinki, is home to some of the world’s most innovative designers. The design shops in Helsinki are world-famous, and there’s an entire district of the city dedicated to showing… Continue Reading

Helsinki’s Must-see Sights

Helsinki’s Must-see Sights

Who doesn’t love Helsinki? Virtually everyone who visits this alluring city on the southern tip of of Finland raves about its laid-back ambience, its pristine green spaces and gorgeous islands, as well as its unique architecture and cool cafes and restaurants. Helsinki’s must-see sights are many, but if we had to choose we’d point out three that… Continue Reading

Helsinki’s Hidden Gem: Suomenlinna

Helsinki’s Hidden Gem: Suomenlinna

There’s one destination on the outskirts of Helsinki so rich with historical interest and contemporary charm that it’s a guarded local secret — literally. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Suomenlinna is a fortress built on six islands that are actually part of the capital city, though you’ll have to take a short ferry ride to get there. Cherished by locals as… Continue Reading

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