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Hei! (Finnish for ‘hello’)

How are you all? I know, it’s been a rather long time since I was last here-4 months to be exact- but I’m beginning to accept that unfortunately, I am a sporadic blogger. Although saying that, I will have considerably more time on my hands as of next March (or considerably less, depending on how you look at it) so there is hope!

Two weeks ago, Ored, myself and my best friend Termie , caught a plane and headed to Helsinki for the weekend, all in the name of belated Birthday celebrations. None of us had ever been anywhere particularly ‘north’ of Europe and with Christmas around the corner, it feel like the perfect opportunity to visit somewhere a little more remote.

Helsinki is an incredible city full of stunning architecture and culture, not to mention some amazing places to eat and drink!  Despite just 3 days to explore in sub-zero temperatures , we rather surprisingly packed a lot into our weekend, including an afternoon at world heritage site Suomenlinna, copious amounts of hot chocolate and of course some traditional (and delicious) finnish food.

Having just missed the famous Christmas markets along with the forecasted snow by just a week, we’d love to go back again. Until then, I can only hope that Father Christmas brings us a white Christmas here in the UK… (well, one can dream!)

 

What has been your most memorable winter holiday? Let me know by commenting below!

 

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