Friday, February 26, 2016

Karaoke in the Restroom

Finns love karaoke. Even better if it takes place in an unusual place. Like e.g. in a bus or taxi. Or in a former public toilet.

Karaoke Bar Restroom

The small pub Restroom in Eira makes exactly that possible. The place that used to fulfill peoples most urgent needs now is a cozy little bar that is famous for its karaoke evenings.

Drop by and give it a try. Have a nice weekend!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Winter holidays in Helsinki

This week schools are closed for Hiihtoloma (skiing holidays) in Helsinki. Many went up to the North for a few days of winter activities. But for those families that stayed in the city there are luckily also quite a few things to do.

VisitHelsinki has put together a list of special activities happening around town during the school free time. Among them are interesting workshops, cool spots events and other exciting events for kids and families.

Check them out on and enjoy the hiihtoloma!

Friday, February 19, 2016

A pint at Kitty's

The weekend is here! Time to leave work and reward yourself for a hard week of work with a tasty pint of beer.

And how about enjoying it with friends in a cozy booth, dim light and a friendly bar atmosphere? Sounds good? Then head over to Kitty's Pub right in the city center.

At Kitty's they have everything you expect of a good English pub: a good selection of beers on tap, a decent whiskey collection and lots of cozy corners to enjoy your drink.

Give it a try and have a good start into the weekend!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Tapas time

The beauty of tapas is that they are the perfect food no matter how hungry you are. And luckily there are a few quite nice tapas place around in Helsinki.

tapas menu at Bar Teos

One of them is Bar Teos in Töölö. Don't expect a fancy interior and outstanding design. But at Teos  you don't only get delicious but also really well priced tapas. It is up to you to select one of their tapas menus that include both hot and cold dishes or to create your own combination. You can of course also ask the waiter to substitute one of the menu dishes with something else.

Give it a try and enjoy!

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Sun again

After weeks of cloudy skies the sun came out again yesterday. And there are good chances for more sun beams in the upcoming week.

So enjoy the rest of the weekend and look forward to a bright new week!

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?


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!