Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Fruits for 1 €

Who doesn't like fresh fruits? Today and tomorrow you can still get a wide selection of fruits for a price as low as 1 € at all K-Supermarkets. This exceptional price is part of K-Markets Super Päivät and just valid until Wednesday.

You can find everything from mangos and bananas to blueberries, raspberries and much much more. The offer is just available at K-Supermarkets (no K-Extra or K-Citymarket). Check it out.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Europe in Helsinki

Does architecture interest you? And are you interested in finding out more about the history and building culture in Europe and Helsinki's role in it?

Eurooppa Helsingissä at Laituri

Then you should still visit Laituri's current exhibition "Europe in Helsinki" wich deals with exactly this topic. Here Europe's architectural history of over 3000 years is devided into 300-year periods and presented in a easily understandable way.

The exhibition was developed in a cooperation of the Tampere University of Technology and the Helsinki City Planning Department. It is still open for visitors until September 6. As always the entrance is for free.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Sunny Sunday

The sun is out today. And it's going to stay sunny the whole day.

Sun over Hernesaari

Enjoy the beautiful day and have a great Sunday!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Off into the woods for mushrooms

The summer is coming to and end. The middle of August has been extremely rainy and wet. This might be annoying but it has its upside as well. The mushrooms are growing.

Chanterelle in Finland

The woods around Helsinki, especially the big forests as well as the national park Nuuksio in Espoo are the perfect area to pick some mushrooms. And don't worry, much like berry picking mushroom picking is allowed everywhere. Even on private property and in national parks.

But be sure to pick the right once. Always be onehundred percent sure to know the once you are about to pick. And use a knife rather than just ripping them out by the root to protect the plant and give it a chance to regenerate.

Happy picking!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Clean and get rid of your stuff

Tomorrow is Sivouspäivä again. Meaning that you can get rid of all the stuff you don't need anymore. Just register online on the official Sivouspäivä website and open your own stand wherever you like throughout the city.

Sivouspäivä in May

And if you don't want to sell but rather buy then check out the map for stands that might be interesting for you. There is surely something for everyone.

Have a great day!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Movie Picnic

It has become a modern tradition. As part of the Helsinki Festival the Movie Picnic is held every year. And so also the upcoming three days. Grab some snacks and drinks and head to Kansalaispuisto next to Sanomatalo to enjoy a wonderful outdoor movie evening.

Movie Picnic is part of the Helsinki Festival

This year the following movies are shown:

29.08. Sideways (2004)

30.08. 100 years of Finnish Animation and Mies joka ei osannut sanoa ei (1975)

31.08. Samsara (2011)

The Movie Picnic starts on all three days at 21.00. Wear some warm cloths, don't forget a blanket and enjoy the movies!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Street Food Carinival

Street food has arrived to Helsinki. More and more street food trucks tour around the city to sell fresh and delicious snacks. Sometimes you just have to be lucky to find them since they change locations all the time.

Street Food Carnival at Kasarmitori

But if you want to have them all in one spot to find your favorite street food in Helsinki, then you should come to the Street Food Carnival every Wednesday on Karsarmitori. From 16.00 till 21.00 several food trucks from around the city come here to offer their specialities. Go for a delicious vietnamese sandwich, some tasty pulled pork or some Belgian waffles.

Find out more about the Street Food Carnival on their Facebook page. And be aware that the day might change from Wednesday to Saturday in the future.


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Lunch at the Street Kitchen

Do you happen to be in the city center for lunch and are just up for some easy take away food? Then check out Street Kitchen. The new food shop in the rennovated Aikatalo has probaly exactly what you are looking for. 

Street Kitchen at Aikatalo

From jumbo sandwiches to fresh salad and smoothies they have a huge selection of fresh food you can choose from. At the moment they even have a special offer for their sandwiches of just 3.95 €. Quite a decent price.

Check it out and enjoy!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Last chance for a boat ride to the islands

The sailing and ferry riding time is almost over. If you haven't been on the water yet for this summer or still would like to go again during the next weeks you might have your last chance.

boat ride around the archipelago

Take one of the ferries to Pihlajasaari, Iso Vasikkasaari or one of the other small public islands around the capital area. But don't worry, the ferry to Suomenlinna operates the whole year through.

Enjoy the ride!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Seurasaarenselkä in August

August started with warm summer temperatures but has become pretty rainy during the second half. Temperatures are still well over 15 degrees though.

Seurasaarenselkä in August

To see how the view from Seurasaarenselkä changed during one year you can see the pictures of the previous months here.