Heippa kaikki ja terkkuja Kanadasta!

Ajattelin, että on jo kypsä aika päivittää blogia ja jakaa hieman kokemuksia täältä Kanadasta. Kolme viikkoa on kulunut todella nopeasti ja tylsää ei ole ollut. Eka viikko meni vauhdikkaasti ohi. Koulussamme oli 'Intoduction Weekend' joka sisälsi luentoja, juhlimista, illallisia ja huvipuisto retken. Heti pääsi tutustumaan moneen uuteen tyyppiin ja kolme viikkoa myöhemmin onkin jo kaveriporukka aikalailla kasassa.



Asun Downtown Montrealissa, Financial Districtin ja vanhan kaupungin välissä. Asuntola on yksityinen ja talo on itseasiassa ennen ollut hotelli. Asun 25. kerroksessa noin 30 neliön kokoisessa huoneessa yhdessä ranskalaisen tytön kanssa. Kirjaimellisesti jaamme huoneen (pieni väliseinä jakaa sänkymme toisistaan). Näkymä asunnostamme on huikea, kuten voitte kuvista nähdä.

Aluksi jännitti ajatus siitä millaista olisi jakaa huone jonkun tuntemattoman kanssa. Halusin kuitenkin kokea kunnon "vaihtarielämää" ja olin kuullut ainoastaan hyviä kommenteja kyseisestä asuntolasta. Rehellisesti on ollut ihan mielettömän mukavaa asua tällä tavalla. Asuntolassa tapaa joka päivä uusia ihmisiä eri puolelta maailmaa. Sijainti on loistava ja meillä on kuntosali, uima-allas sekä ravintola ylimmässä kerroksessa. Eli so far so good.

Ps. tiedän, että suomenkieleni ei ole mikään kaikista paras mutta toivottavasti lukukelpoista. Suurin osa teistä lukioista on suomesta joten ajattelin, että tämä olisi mieluisampaa.


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Bonjour from France!

If you enjoy good food, warm weather and being close to the sea La Rochelle is the place to be.

We spent a week enjoying 7 different cities and islands near La Rochelle. La Rochelle itself is a quite small town but has a lot to offer, such as old buildings, sea life and beautiful harbours. Moving around is easy as you can travel from La Rochelle to the islands next to it with buss or boat. The places where nice, the food was great and company ever better, what more can you want?

I have to say that this definitely was one of the best trips ever.


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Hello and greetings from La Rochelle!

I'm currently here visiting a friend. La Rochelle is a beautiful city located in the west of France.

Already loving it!


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This Easter I got to return to basics, meaning our Levi Easter traditions. I have spent my childhood Easters here and after a few years break I was glad to return to a perfect cosy cottage and the best slopes in Finland.

The weather has not been the best. It’s been quite windy and cold, but with the right amount of clothes and the right gear the downhill skiing was damn nice. God, I missed this. Also, all of this was completely away from my hectic daily life. For those who stress crazy like me a getaway to Lapland is highly recommended!

Hope you all had an amazing Easter-break!


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Hello, my friends this is the last post about Paris and I thought I would share some useful tips for a short vacation in Paris.

Four days in Paris is the perfect amount of time to get a glimpse of the city, as I have been there before it's not that new for me, but for somebody visiting Paris for the first time I'd say 4-5 days is the perfect duration. I would not visit Paris in the middle of the summer, in my opinion it's way too hot and not that nice. End of spring/start of autumn are the perfect time for visiting Paris.

We booked out hotel on a site named Amoma, and the hotel was named Contact Hotel Alize Montmartre. It only cost one person 85€ for 3 nights and it was in my opinion pretty amazing. Clean, big and had all the necessities you needed like air-condition, free Wi-Fi, a safe (I only took one picture of it, ill insert it below).

When going to Paris don't pack too much. I think Paris is one of the best places to shop in Europe! There are cheaper brands like Forever21, Aldo, Primark (located a bit outside the city, but accessible with subway and buss, worth a visit!!), and of course the more expensive labels found on Champs-Élysées.

If you are ready to walk, everything is accessible by foot. We walked A LOT but also bought a 10-packet of subway-tickets which was sold at a very good price.

The food offering in Paris is quite vide, I enjoyed my fair number of croissants, macarons and other pastries. Don't really have anything on the food side to recommend, but for drinking I recommend going for Happy Hours (from 7pm to 9pm in most places). You will save a lot of money. Shopping for wine is also cheap as the prices start from 1.5€ in the food stores.

Hope this was useful, don't hesitate to ask me for some tips!

Yeah, well maybe I’ll add that the "totally tourist" -places are definitely worth visiting. I have been in Louvre, climbed the Eiffel Tour and been to Sacré-Coeur and Notre Dame. I think they are all as beautiful as you can imagine, you simply need to get used to a lot of people everywhere.


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Hello friends! Sorry for posting just photos, but I got a bunch of them and I really want to share them with you.

Best thing about having a hotel located in Montmartre is the possibility to walk everywhere. One of our days started with a walk trough Moulin Rouge to Sacré-Coeur! The walk took about 20 minutes and was pretty much only uphill, but totally worth it. Sacré-Coeur is so beautiful and so is the views from there.

After the visit we went to eat some brunch. In Paris, like France in general, brunch consisted a lot of baguette, croissants and other "white wheat" stuff. But it's delicious anyway. If you have some special brunch place planned I really recommend making a reservation it in advance as all the places get filled up real quick.


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I have been in Paris a couple times before, but this time was something special. We saw everything wanted as we wandered around the city. Accidentally we walked from our hotel (which was near the Moulin Rouge) to Louvre ending up walking in total 20km on our first day.

When in France we simply had to enjoy some fresh croissants as a snack as we continued to see the city's offerings.


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Greetings from France!

I'm enjoying a long weekend with my dear friend in Paris just to simply relax and see the city.


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