Thoughts about Jyväskylä

We thought about moving to Jyväskylä for a good while. It is Artos hometown and therefore was one of our options where to start building our life. It is one of the most beautiful and exciting summer cities in Finland. You have a lake, a harbour, centrum and Yläkaupunki which is something like Kallio, but a…

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Floral Edition

It seems that our time in Rantajärvi is coming to an end. The feeling of coming home is overwhelming. Whether it’s coming to your parents’ home or coming home to your own after traveling. It’s about the peace of mind that comes from the feeling of pure love. It’s about the calmness of seeing your…

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Rhododendrons and Squirrels in Haaga

Oh my! This place has been so close to me for all my life and never have I had the chance to visit before. It is funny, that I’ve been living basically all my life next to Rhododendron Park and the one spring I live 900 km away, I get the chance to visit it…

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Traveling with the Puppy

Summer plus road trip equals fun, right? But when adding a huge puppy to the calculation it becomes more stressed than fun. Like I insinuated in the last Throwback Picture Attack, we were traveling the last two weeks. This was not a vacation per say. Arto was working the whole time, which left me on…

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Throwback Picture Attack: Karri Koira

Was a pleasure to participate Duunitori Summer Party at Kaiku. I don’t usually take my camera with me on a night out, but when I do Karri Koira is performing! The night was about catching up with friends, meeting new people and enjoying the great live music! Enjoy the pictures. Cheers, Saara

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Some Things Are Better on the Countryside

Last week I talked about missing the city, but there are a lot of things that I feel are better here on the countryside, in a small village and in Lapland. These things are starting to become a reason for me to hesitate moving back to city ever again. Every day here feels like a…

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Summer in Lapland?

Ever since my internship at Svanstein Ski ended, we’ve been planning on moving away from Sweden. We’ve looked for houses/apartments (and I have been looking also for jobs) from Rovaniemi so we could still be in Lapland, but it seems that the prices on terraced houses are pretty high there. We also thought about Jyväkylä,…

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Summer Nights

Living in Lapland has been so far amazing.   Living in Lapland has been so far amazing, though activities tend to change, when the snow melts away and snowboarding is no longer a option. Like I told you,  I miss summer nights in the city: sitting on the bar terrace with friends and listening to…

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Heatwave in Lapland: Paddling in Tornio River

It was indeed a long week of heat (so nice to have cooler weather for a change). Weirdest thing about everything is that we had winter just couple of weeks ago. Week before the heat wave we still had 30 to 40 centimetres of snow on the ground and all of a sudden it was +24…

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