Visiting Costa Brava.

Blogroll, Lifestyle, Picture a day, Traveling

Makes sense in December/January – holiday resorts turn into ghost towns, yet you get so much sun, fresh breezy air and good food. And reuniting with some of the dearest people in my life was absolute bliss.

And because this partly is a lifestyle blog, I’m supposed to brag, so I’m not going to tell you that I was ill, snotty and feverish almost every moment of the holidays, could not taste or smell a thing (hello, pineaple, Manchego cheese and fresh squid, I remember what you looked like) and felt my head was exploding.

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MIU_8780Sea and mountains, my two favourite things in the world. In one shot.

MIU_8775Protest in yellow.

MIU_8772MIU_8771MIU_8762… and an empty sand beach – to be compared to any moment between June and Aeptember in any given year.

10 years.

Blogroll, Finland, Picture a day, Traveling

Of this blog. It’s hard to believe. I have gone through so many blog phases, and, yeah, appealed to different sorts of visitors and followers. Still can’t believe it, time flies! But at the same time I feel quite pride that I’ve managed to pull it through these times. Cheers to that, and a few pictures from yesterday’s after-work walk, overseeing Sibo archipelago.

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… the last picture is of Porvoo Refinery. In the middle of woods, such an industrial beauty. The scope, the size, the power – I think it deserves further exploring but I simply did not have the time this time (pun intended).

Found ’em!

Blogroll, Helsinki

Ha! So this is where the people of Helsinki were this evening: at Hernesaari! Helsinki’s design public sauna (and a fancy bar) known as Löyly (“steam”) opened the other day. Check out the link, when we stopped by it was hopelessly occupied by young crowds and therefore impossible to get a decent picture of the whole structure. It smelled… it smelled like holidays. Think wood, tar and sea.

Quite a difference to when I last visited, or? 😉

Tonight you fill probably come across countless selfies and #loyly-hashtags… well, in a few weeks the novelty shall wear off and I shall return there. And maybe try out the sauna.

… and a personal touch to the blog: I had a nasty migraine today again. As a consequence I hyped up in the evening and tried to make up for the unfortunate first half of the day, the hype then crashed. And I received a compensation in form of ultrahipster kebab, revival kit for my old Nokia phone and a short trip to Löyly. This is just to explain the lack of spirit and creativity in this post. Thanks for understanding.