Tag: Helsinki

Memories of Japan: Getting there with Finnair

Last month, I took my nephew to Tokyo for a week - a holiday I'd been looking forward to for months. He's only ten, so I had to travel to him to start our journey, which resulted in a rather convoluted journey to Japan. I first flew with @TheFrankFlyer to Edinburgh, then drove on to ...

One week until Japan!

In just one week, I'll be setting off on my next visit to Japan! But it'll take me a while to get there, as I'm going on a rather roundabout route to get there. As I'm taking my ten year old nephew with me, I need to fly to Edinburgh first to pick him up. ...

Two months until Tokyo!

Yes! In just two short months, I'll be making my way for another visit to Tokyo. And this time, I'll have a new co-pilot: my ten-year-old nephew, Andrew. I'll be flying up to Edinburgh to pick him up and, after a weekend there, we'll fly to Amsterdam, from where we'll go to Tokyo, via Helsinki. ...

Soaking up some Shinjuku sunshine

Just an hour until we need to take the bus to Narita Airport and we're soaking up some sunshine in Shinjuku Chuo Park, opposite our hotel.  The skies are so blue and the sunshine so strong, it doesn't feel like November at all. This evening, we fly to Seoul for an overnight at the airport ...

The Finnish connection

I'm writing this approximately one hour out of Seoul, at the end of a pleasant but very sleepless flight from Helsinki. I know from experience that today is going to suck donkey balls from a jet-lag perspective, so it's going to be caffeine and excitement all the way. We flew via Helsinki and I have ...

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More reflections on sauna etiquette

Anyone who reads my blog on a regular basis (come one, there's more than one of you, or these WordPress stats are simply lying to me) will know I love a good sauna. I have no idea where this addiction came from, except that a sauna relaxes me like nothing else on earth. I could ...

A weekend in Helsinki

Me and my long-suffering other half spent our 11th anniversary (which I hilariously referred to as "Manniversary" on Twitter) in the very beautiful Helsinki. Perhaps a little odd, given its location and the fact that it's October. But we'd visited there years ago and enjoyed a local wedding - and our time there - hugely. ...

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