Shortly on Naantali and Härmälä gorge.

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I will be really brief when it comes to telling you about Naantali, a traditional spa-town close to Turku. It is what a spa-town should be like – cosy, small, touristy and close to the water. Nowadays most tourists come to Naantali to take either a fake steam-boat cruise or go to the Moomin theme park. We were not interested in either, just walked around and visited the tiny and somehow unimpressive museum.

But Naantali, that is off-white, lace and beige. Wood and cobble stones. Sea and ice-cream.

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And then I HAD to go and visit the Härmälä gorge, ie. a big crack in rock. It was great to walk/crawl through it, but impossible to take decent pictures due to an impossible angle – camera lens combination. If you want to know more, take a peek here. I would definitely recommend to visit if you are around Turku, and please do so during some unpopular times as the crack might get crowded during summer weekends (and totally empty in winter). Mass tourism, hey.

Reflecting the past, realising the present and awaiting the future.

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A trip to London, my other home town. What else is there to say?

That I’d missed you, but I never stopped thinking about you and those who sail in you for a day.  And that I’m probably fine with clothes for the coming summer season. And that missing you has got me on my knees.

This mosaic is from NW3 – Belsize Park, Hampstead and all the beautiful spots around.

View from Greenwich before the storm.

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Some random details…

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… and even more (floral) details from the Hill Garden and Pergola.

I will be back.

Copenhagen and around.

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I just got back from my first stay in Denmark (how embarrassing). I spent a week enjoying life, brains and people in Helsinge, and a few days being a tourist and taking pictures in Copenhagen and around. And now I feel so refreshed even my migraines have withdrawn somehow (touch wood), so full of ideas and new and renewed connections. I wish every one of you could feel the same, surely the world would become a more enjoyable place to live in.

*end of post-Denmark tears*

I have noticed it has actually started to get dark in Finland – the winter is coming, next week we have August already. So please let me share some truly summery Danish moments with you.

First, there is this really random mosaic from Copenhagen. It is a lovely place to visit and to live, for sure.

And it gets slightly more touristy…

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… and more colourful, too!

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And slightly weird..

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Also we visited a few others places. Helsingør (Elsinore), for example – yeah, the Hamlet castle.

Or the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde.

And the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art: that was awesome. An exciting museum of a manageable size, park with more artwork, really good café (they have an espresso machine but do not ask for an espresso, they don’t make/serve them. I know.) and a BEACH!

This has never meant to be a travel blog. I’m not the best person to give advice on where to eat or what to see or do, I just love to observe and suck in the atmosphere and, well, get something out of the trip (sure, I also love to buy bracelets and postcards and chocolates (and give them to my friends and family).

You can do all that in Denmark for weeks – there is always something new to surprise you. Like the neon signs (neon, no LED) above the river. The Free Town of Christiania. The delicious food, sandwiches. The chocolate you put on warm toast (good for Nutella haters like myself). The sea. The beaches around. The galleries. The design. The parks.

I believe that Copenhagen is – just like the rest of Scandinavia – a perfect summer holiday destination. It is THE time to visit, you will most probably get a great dose of refreshing summer, sunny and warm yet not too hot. You can always travel to the warm destination after the main season and still have an awesome time after all… (and who still wants to be the part of the tourist crowd in the 21st century?).