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Hola!

Time for the second Barcelona post. It's nice to look back at such good times during these crazy busy days managing exams, my thesis, extra activities and work. I wanted to share my 3 food favourites from this trip.

First and foremost, Brunch and Cake it is simply unbelievable. There is two of these brunch places in Barcelona and I really recommend you visit. We both took berry smoothies and cafe mochas, in addition I took an avocado sandwich and Jenny took some sort of bagel. It was so damn good. There were so much different things to try, next time I would definitely take a Chia Bowl and have a piece of their Oreo cake.

Secondly, I would say tapas, I can't recommend a specific place to go to, but tapas in Barcelona is simply a must! Lovelovelove it! Here pictured a mixed plate of tapas. We both stated that we would hate the fish part in it, but surprisingly it turned out to be our favourite in the plate. So be bold, try out different things but avoid too touristic-mainstream places (e.g. don’t go to PaTapas worst tapas ever FYI).

Finally, my favourite food experience from this trip was MissSushi. It is a lovely pink restaurant with all kinds of special sushi for example sushi with tortillas on top and some dessert sushi’s with Nutella. We tried some of the specialities and my favourite was the ones with crispy crust.

Sorry this clearly became a post solely of food, but it was simply too delicious not to share.


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Barcelona just keeps on amazing me. It is one of my favourite cities in Europe, if not the even the best of all. Big city life mixed with that beach holiday spirit – a perfect combination for me. My trip was amazing, my darling friend Jenny had organised all kinds of activities for us. We went to brunch, I got my nails done, we walked around, shopped, ate good food, went out partying and even had time to go to the movies. So much going on. I love to make the most of short vacations.

My favourite things about Barcelona is the closeness of the sea and that beautiful harbour feeling with all the nice boats. I noticed that from Airbnb you can even rent a boat in the harbour to stay in! Need to try that next time I visit. I highly recommend walking by the sea and just looking at all the beautiful places. My favourite view of the city and the sea is at night time looking down from Eclipse. The city has a somewhat unique variety. The architecture is for sure one of the highlights in visiting the city, e.g. Sagrada Familia, Casa Batllo and Placa Reial. In addition, I love the touch to Spanish culture. Even if Barcelona is filled with tourists you can still enjoy typical Spanish things by going to the markets, eating tapas and drinking a class of sangria, what could be better than that? You also get to practise your Spanish skills, so thats always a plus!

My trip was a solid 5/5, the only bad thing was the cloudy sky because I kept missing the clear blue skies and sunshine. I will post another post about Barcelona soon, so stay tuned and P.S. From now on I will be posting always on Sundays and of course if inspired even more often, but if you keep on checking my blog be sure to do it on a Sunday!


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Hello!

I'm currently in Barcelona enjoying a mini vacation. One of my good friends is here on exchange and I thought it was the perfect time to visit one of my favorite cities in Europe again.

More coming soon!


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I’m currently sitting in class dreaming about traveling, and even moving abroad. Luckily I will be off on my next trip this Thursday! Can’t wait!

Today I wanted to write about three places I could imagine myself living in.

First and foremost New York, if I ever get the chance to live there I would consider myself lucky. In my opinion New York is the best city in the whole world, it has everything you could ever imagine to offer and diversity, which I love. There is always something new to see, a new store, neighbourhood or restaurant. How could you ever be bored there? On the downside it will be pretty expensive living there, and I really am not a big fan of Trump. Otherwise if I would get a job there, I would leave instantly.

Secondly, I think London is a place where I could live in. It doesn’t have the same effect on me as New York, but I think living there for a moment would be good especially career vice. I think the city is really nice and I kind of like it all official mixed with royalty. In addition, there is good shopping and some really nice places.

Finally, I can’t be specific on an exact location but Canada in general might be the way I’m going. Why? Because Canada is pretty much like Finland, except a lot better and bigger with great traveling opportunities (Caribbean, Cuba, USA). I already lived in Montreal for a while, and clearly I wasn’t that interested in photography back then, therefore the poor vintage-edited photos. Montreal was great and really hope to get back there.



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WELLNESS


This is a super quick and super good smothie. I usually drink this in the morning or evening.

1 banana

1 handful of spinach

1 handful of frozen mango

Place banana first in the blender (easier for the machine to do the smoothie) then add the rest and a bit of water. This is so easy and good, if you would like it a bit sweeter you can add more mango, honey or pineapple.


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Can’t keep myself within Finnish boarders for too long. I’m traveling again in three weeks, won’t spoil my destination yet, but maybe you can guess. So exited!

Photo source: Pixabay


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Today I decided to list my three top things to do in Chicago. I highly recommend visiting the city if you enjoy any of the following: sports, architecture or shopping.


NR ONE

My number one favourite was the games and sport activities we got to enjoy on our trip. United Center was a really nice place to go. It was so amazing to one night see it as a ice hockey rink and the next night see it completely changed into a basketball court. The ice hockey game itself was a little bit slow, but seeing ice hockey live has always been my thing. In addition, the lightning shows and music in the beginning of the game are truly fascinating (pictures above).

I have never been a big fan of basketball but this game really changed me, it was so amazing! I literally cannot explain it but it was an unbelievable experience. Definitely a basketball fan now on.



NR TWO

The Field Museum is a museum of history. It was massive. We had way too little time to see it, but the little part we saw was very interesting and truly evoked my interest in history again. A part of Indiana Jones has actually been filmed in the museum.



NR THREE

Chicago has some amazing architecture and really nice houses. Two places you should visit is the 360chicago with view of the entire city. Here you could try out “the Tilt” a little moving glasbox which moved towards the ground. It was so cool and scary (I kept on swearing the entire time). Another great place was the Willis Tower, formerly the highest building in the world. From a box with nothing but glas you could admire the city in 442meters height.

Really enjoyed this vacation, thank you to all 49 people in our group.


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Let me say I am so amazed. I really had no expectations for this trip (besides awesomeness) and I was even more pleased then I could have ever imagined. We travelled to Chicago with a big group of somewhat fifty people and we Finns truly took over Chicago. In comparison to my favourite New York Chicago was a lot smaller and cosier. Our hotel Kinzie Hotel was right in the middle of the city center, which made moving around a lot easier.

The city was actually burned down in 1871 and the fire left only two buildings remaining in the city. All other buildings built after that was either made of stone or glass with certain design. Have to say that the Trump Tower was my favourite building in the city, even if I am not a fan of the man himself, this building was simply empowering and gorgeous. The class houses and skyscrapers of Chicago truly gave that big city spirit and the closeness of nature e.g. Grant Park was a very nice soothing touch to the city. Really loved it here!

In my next post I will tell you what to do and see in Chicago.


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Hello!

Currently located in Chicago. Have to say that so far so good, love it here! It's an amazing city, beautiful but powerful.

More coming later...


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Happy New Year everybody!

First post of 2017 will be a throwback to 2016. As I said there was quite many trips, so here goes the part 2 of my 2016.


MAY

COPENHAGEN



In May we competed in L’Oreal Brandstorm Competition in Copenhagen. Had the best time with my two favorite people. Best recommendations in Copenhagen is visiting the harbor and Joe&the Juice, not for the drinks but for the handsome staff :D


TALLINN



Prior to my birthday we visited Tallinn with some friends and co-workers. This was definitely a great trip. We ate very good food and drank the best wine I have tasted in a while (picture above).


JUNE

BUDAPEST



Oh Budapest, what a romantic place with such beautiful old houses and exterior. Ten years ago I would probably never have been interested to visit Budapest, but truly happy that I did change my mind. Best recommendations is simply walking around, having a drink at the 360 bar and visiting the Zoo.


AUGUST

GDANSK



Our trip to Gdansk was mainly the result of insanely cheap flights. We flew from Turku with WizzAir and I think it was as good as any cheap airline. Gdansk was truly one of the biggest surprises for me, didn't have any expectations but the city was so pretty. Those colorful houses were definitely enjoyable.


SEPTEMBER

AMSTERDAM



A trip we all had waited for, since February, was our group trip to Amsterdam. Amsterdam is one of the prettiest cities in Europe. I think there is always something new to see. I recommend to visit Anne Franks house and to go on a boat trip in the canals. Besides the great company those two where definitely my highlights of this trip.


NOVEMBER

SAN FRANCISCO



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