From Calais to Dover- La Manche channel, England at a glance

Recently, I remembered my well spent time in Great Britain. And how I fell in love with it. How different world seems to be there, when you cross the La Manche channel. How everything changes. At first glance you will be amazed by the Doves Cliffs, , which look like, like from romantic movies. In the Dover harbor you will…

URBEX – The beauty of decay

Take nothing but pictures. Leave nothing but footprints. Kill nothing but time. If you have ever felt yourself being drawn to the mystery of old and abandoned houses, rooftops, quiet undergrounds or even industrial constructions, perhaps you have also came across a term urbex. Short for urban exploration, it is quite modern entertainment. It offers…

When gigs-dreams come true vol.2- Santa Cruz band

I can admit that my love for Finland, Finnish traditions, nature, and everything about this country could have developed from obsession with Finnish metal bands. Or at least it makes me think about it little bit sometimes. Every time I show up in Finland I will visit at least one gig. Except for my first-ever visit. The second…

Austrian haunted traditions (An advent trip to Salzburg and Schladming)

Salzburg, the Mozart’s dream Do you like winter? And winter traditions? Like Christmas Markets,  mulled wine and parades of devils? So you’re the right person, who should go to the Alps. And experience the true Advent time with wine in your hand, go thought the Mozart’s town, and then you will move to the small town called Schladming….

Tampere, a pearl of Inner-West Finland

Before I leave my republic and go to Finland this Friday again, I wanted to write an article about Tampere. About the pearl, which lies a bit in the west and a little in central Finland. I’m flying there to visit my friend who is studying in Valkeakoski, but also for a concert of my favorite…

Immaculate Finnish nature

Do you like natural environment? Forests, lakes, solitude and fresh air? So I think, Finland is the right country for you, just like for me. It is unbelievable, that even in Helsinki you’ll find so much natural beauty, that you can’t find it in any other capital in the world. Helsinki and Finland are simply nature in themselves. You can…

Suomenlinna, island of the maritime defense spirit

Suomenlinna or Sveaborg. You can choose one of this word, how to call this fort. Around 1700, Finland was part of the Kingdom of Sweden, so there are inscriptions written in both languages, Finnish and Swedish. So Suomenlinna, it means literally a Finnish castle. And Sveaborg means a Swedish castle. Fort served as protection of Sweden against Russia. Even…

Dream hunter in Helsinki

It’s early in the morning. The sun should climb out of the horizon, like every day. But not today. This Saturday was not meant for nice weather. Should it stop our plans? Could we stay home and get bored? Never. On a rainy morning Saturday, we planned a tour of the entire Helsinki. On the other part…

Path to the Finnish home

This journey was not taken as a holiday. Everyone asked me how I enjoyed it. And they called it vacation again. But how do I answer, when you are where you feel more at home than in your real home? ,,Yes, it was beautiful, thank you for asking?” It’s maybe sad, but my heart is somewhere nearly 2,000 kilometers…

Finland – traveling around Helsinki

So I am here. We have been planning this trip for almost an year. Now I am standing at a beautiful coast and gazing into endless sea. I am saying my goodbye to country of reindeer, rocky shores and metal music. We planned to do a picnic on the day of our arrival, but my…

Czarina in the summer residence.

After the incident with the dinner, we got a morning breakfast as we imagined. ,,The Swedish tables” were back. Even in Russia I tasted orange juice. If I had to compare one I would definitely not choose the best. But for digestion, this is the best thing you can do in the morning with bitter black Russian tea,…

Croatian flare

Once upon a time. I was 15 and I went with my parents to one of the many trips to Croatia. The company was made by some old friends. This will not be a classic travel article. I have many times remembered this tour. When I was in the Netherlands and then too. But I don’t only remembered Croatia and Živogošće where we…