Friday, January 30, 2015

45 restaurants for 10 €

How about going out for dinner this weekend? It would be the perfect timing since today Syö Helsinki starts again. For the next two weeks 45 restaurants throughout the city offer selected main dishes for just 10 €.

This is always a great way to get to know some new restaurants you haven't visited so far. All offers can be found on the Syö Helsinki website.

Enjoy and have a great start into the weekend.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Candy straight from the factory

Halva is one of the most traditional candy producers in Helsinki. Since the 1930s the company makes and sells delicious sweets. You can buy their products in most supermarkets. But you can also go straight to the factory and get your sweet treats right from where they are made.

Since 1957 Halva runs its factory in Pitäjänmäki. On the ground floor of the factory Halva runs a small outlet filled with delicious candy. Here you can buy gummi bears, sweet and salty liquorice and much more in big packages for reasonable prices. Also take a look at the shelf for second quality. The products might be packed the wrong way or have some other small flaws but taste exactly the same as first quality products. Of course you can also try lots of their candy in the shop.

Give it a try and enjoy!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The squirrel whisperer

The latest video on Helsinki and the NBE Conference by the Vagabrothers features some interesting bloggers from the Helsinki region you should check out.

One of them is Konsta Punkka, freelance photographer and squirrel whisperer. Yes, you read correctly. Konsta takes amazing pictures of the tamed squirrels as well as birds and even foxes from Seurasaari. And some pretty cool other stuff as well. 

Check out his Instagram account to see more.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

One year Seurasaarenselkä in one picture

It has already become sort of a tradition. After each picture-in-a-year series hugovk creates a merged picture. Here is the one-pic-summary of the last 12 months at Seurasaarenselkä.

One year Seurasaarenselkä in one picture

Check out more cool pictures on Hugo's Flickr page and also have a look at his other versions of one year at Seurasaarenselkä as well as the results from Ullanlinnanmäki (2013) and Esplanadi (2012).

Monday, January 26, 2015

Seurasaarenselkä in January

The sea has frozen over and meanwhile has started melting again. It's still pretty grey but not too cold for January.

Seurasaarenselkä in January

One year of Seurasaarenselkä has come to an end now. To see how the view from Seurasaarenselkä changed during one year you can see the pictures of the previous months here.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Where is my bike?

This year hasn't brough that much snow so far. Still sometimes things might get lost :)

Have a nice Sunday!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Small bird, huge variety

Are you up for a drink tonight? Maybe a beer or a whiskey? Then head to Pikkulintu in Eastern Helsinki. The small pub in Puotila is know all around Helsinki for its excellent beer and whiskey selection. 

beer and whiskey at Pikkulintu

Choose one out of 14 beers on tap. Like e.g. the famous and hard to get Siperia Imperial Stout brewed in Tampere. Or try one of their over 100 different whiskeys. Let the bartender help you with your choice since you most likely will loose the overview pretty fast. You can also go for one of their beer or whiskey tastings. For more information check out their website or give them a call.

Pikkulintu is by the way one of the very few independent pubs in Helsinki that are not part of any of the big retail and restaurant chains.

Enjoy and have a great Saturday night!

Friday, January 23, 2015

What to do when you slip and fall

Ice can be beautiful. Especially when the sun shines over the frozen sea. But if the streets freze over it can also get quite dangerous.

sun over the frozen sea

Around 20 000 people slip, fall and injure themselves on the ice every month in Finland. The question is what you can do if that happens to you as well. For that case Yle News put together some useful information that will help you to figure out what to do in case something happens. In yesterdays article you can read what your rights are and who is responsible in case you fall.

Check it out to be informed. Stay save and have enjoy the Finnish winter!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Vagabrothers in Porvoo

The Vagabrothers came to Finland for last week's Nordic Bloggers' Experience. During their time here they of course also made some new videos. The first one just came out where they show what you can do in and around Porvoo.

Check it out and subscribe to their channel!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

New snow in Helsinki

After most of the snow has already melted and turned into ice the last two nights have brough the white stuff back to Helsinki. And it looks as if there was at least a bit more to come during the next days.

snow in Kamppi

So for all of you snow fans out there it's time to enjoy the winter wonderland outside.