Helsinki
Helsinki is Finland’s foodie capital, home to more than 1,000 restaurants serving everything from reindeer and Arctic berries, to fresh fish and pizza topped with pickle.
June 15, 2015 0 Comments Yet

Chatting With Timo Santala, Founder Of Helsinki Restaurant Day

Have you ever wanted to open a restaurant?

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September 8, 2014 0 Comments Yet

That One Time I Totally Failed at the Finnish Sauna

“Those people are crazy,” I thought, watching through the steam of the hot tub as the rest of my group trekked into the snowy woods.

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August 4, 2014 8 Comments

24 Hours In Helsinki, Finland

The capital and largest city in Finland, Helsinki has something for everyone.

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July 28, 2014 8 Comments

9 amazing Helsinki restaurants: reindeer, sushi and Russian pancakes

Helsinki is Finland’s foodie capital, home to more than 1,000 restaurants serving everything from reindeer and Arctic berries, to fresh fish and pizza topped with pickles.

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July 21, 2014 One Comment

Talking Finnish food with the chefs at Helsinki’s Konstan Molja

Hands down, one of the best meals we had in Helsinki was at Konstan Molja, a small restaurant near the Kamppi shopping plaza that serves a mean all-you-can-eat buffet.

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July 9, 2014 2 Comments

Scandic Paasi, Helsinki’s #1 Circus Hotel

In front of us is a plate of scrambled eggs, bacon and smoked salmon.

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June 10, 2014 6 Comments

A painfully incomplete list of Helsinki bars and microbreweries

“Let me sing an old-time legend,
That shall echo forth the praises
Of the beer that I have tasted.”

Finland’s most important piece of literature, its epic poem The Kalevala, talks more about the art of brewing beer than it does the origin of mankind.

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May 22, 2014 One Comment

You’ve got male! Tom of Finland’s racy new stamps

When asked how he gauged the quality of his work, Finnish artist Touko Laaksonen, more commonly known as Tom of Finland, once said: “If I don’t have an erection when I’m doing a drawing, I know it’s no good.”

Over the course of his career, Tom produced more than 3,500 homoerotic drawings of muscular and scantily-clad hunks that not only pleased their creator, the images also revolutionized the public perception of gay men.

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April 22, 2014 15 Comments

A brief history of Finland, as told by four Helsinki churches

At one point in Finland’s history, everything had a soul.

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April 10, 2014 17 Comments

Helsinki travel tips. Dos and don’ts for visiting Finland’s capital.

Within a few pages of any Finland travel guide, you’ll come across the word “Sisu.”

It loosely translates to “guts,” a reference to Finland’s resilience in the face of invading armies (Sweden and Russia haven’t always been the friendliest of neighbors), and harsh winters (we were there in March and trust me, it was harsh).

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