Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Hauska laskiainen!

Today is Shrove Tuesday, or how they call it here in Finland Laskiainen. Did you already slide down the hill today at Kaivopuisto? Or did you skip that due to the rainy weather?

Laskiaspulla

Well, in any case you shouldn't miss out on a delicious if also a little unhealthy laskiais pulla. The pastry with either jam or marzipan and loads of whipped cream can be bough at supermarkets, bakeries and cafes.

Enjoy and have a nice laskiainen!

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Chinese New Year

Today Keskuskatu in the city center turns into China Town. For the celebration of the Chinese New Year and welcome the year of the monkey.

getting ready for Chinese New Year

This celebration has meanwhile become a tradition in Helsinki and is meanwhile in its 10th year. It starts at 13:30 with a parade through the city. Then lots of performances with dance and music follow. The highlight of the event will as always be the big fireworks over Töölönlahti. More information on the program can be found on the official website.

Drop by and enjoy the celebration!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The snow is back

During the last two nights and during today it snowed again. And since the temperatures are supposed to stay a little below zero during the next days, you can still enjoy a white city for a while.

snow at Rautatieasema

But beware not to slip!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Restaurant for less

Hungry and not up for cooking? Then head to one of the many restaurants participating in SYÖ! viikot again. Until Thursday this week you can find many good offers for main dishes all around town.

SYÖ! Helsinki

At participating restaurants you get selected dishes for just 10 Euros. A list of all offers and restaurants in Helsinki and other Finnish cities can be found on the City website.

Enjoy and have a nice week!

Friday, January 29, 2016

#freeHAM today

Start the weekend with a free visit to an art exhibition. The HAM Helsinki Art Museum at Tennispalatsi invites to their #freeHAM Friday.

http://www.hamhelsinki.fi/en/

Starting from 16:00 the doors open for everyone to just walk in and have a look at their current exhibitions. 

One of them is on Tove Jansson, the creator of the Moomins and much more.
Drop by and have a look.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The Swedish Starbucks

The Swedish company Espresso House has come to Finland a few months ago and is now well situated in several spots in the city center such as Kamppi and Stockmann.

Espresso House at Kamppi

With a cozy interior they invite to sit down for a short coffee break and a chat with friends. And for all you Frapuccino lovers out there, this is a real alternative to the ever-present Starbucks. Espresso House has some nice coffee and milk mixes to offer that are worth a try as well.

Check it out and have a nice day!

Monday, January 25, 2016

DocPoint

Today the 15th DocPoint Festival starts taking over the the movie theaters in Helsinki. During one week some excellent documentations from Finland and abroad will be shown around town.

http://docpoint.info/

Check out the program and be quick to get your ticket. They can now be bought both online and at Savoy Theater. And some might already be sold out.

You can find an over of all documentaries shown as well as the timetable on the official website

Have fun!

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Covered in snow

Snow is covering Helsinki and its surroundings. But temperatures are rising and during the next week plus degrees are predicted.

snow covered bush

So enjoy the snow as long is it is here. Have a nice Sunday!

Friday, January 22, 2016

Discover the world at Messukeskus

Do you have travel plans for this year already? If you are not quite sure where to go and want to get a good overview of different options, you should pay a visit to Messukeskus this weekend.

VisitOulu at Matka

Today at 12 the Travelfair Matka opens its doors for all visitors. Countries, resorts, tour providers, airlines and ferry companies present was they have to offer. A stroll through hall should give you lots of inspiration where to travel next. Maybe you can catch a good deal right there or even win a free trip.

Good luck with picking your next travel destination!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

A coffee at Charlotta's

There is another place for all you coffee geeks in Helsinki. Just a few hundred meters behind Kamppi Kauppakeskus the cozy Kahvi Charlotta awaits. It is a bit hidden and you might not spot it right away but it's for sure worth a visit.

coffee at Kahvi Charlotta

At Kahvi Charlotta you can get some real good stuff. Decide what espresso you want your cappuccino to be made with or get a delicious filter coffee. And of course some tasty snacks are available here as well.

Get comfy and relax in one of the window seats and sip your cup'o'joe. Kahvi Charlotta is the perfect place for a short break from the city rush. Give it a try.