Up Next Weekend: Budapest

This time next week we are already in Budapest with J! Trying to figure out what to do there, since we only have two days… I mostly want to relax but also hope to do some sightseeing. All the necessary stuff like hotel and airport transportation have been taken care of, so now it’s time to focus on the things to do:

– I remember Castle Hill and there especially Fisherman’s Bastion have a beautiful view over the city, and I want to see it again.

– Hmmm, walking around the city and Danube to see all the bridges and buildings is a must, but I guess that will sort out what ever we decide to do.

– Never tried traditional public baths, maybe that could be a way to clear my mind of stress, soaking in one of them? But which one? There is at least Széchenyi SpaGellért Baths and some other modern ones I’ve heard of.

– Shopping! There’s no holiday without shopping. 🙂 I’m hoping the West End City Center will take care of this one. Or maybe a short visit to the shopping street Váci utca. Heading to Vaci could also include a stop in the Great Market Hall… Decisions, decisions…!

But what else? Is that enough for two days or should we squeeze something else? Is there something so special we can’t miss, a museum, gallery, a sight?

At least the weather seems promising for anything we decide to do, plus 18 celsius degrees and mostly sunny. Can’t wait!!!!


Weekend @ Turku


Spending the weekend in my hometown, Turku.

Just what I needed: family, friends, good food and SPRING! It’s finally here! No more recurring wintry weather, deal? All the troubles and annoying stuff on my to do -list seem to be just a little bit easier after a sunny day and relaxing visit to these well-known hoods of mine.

I realized it’s been way over 5 years since I lived in Turku. And the city has started to look more and more beautiful during this time. It has this relaxed European feeling to it, kind of like I would be on a vacation somewhere in Southern Europe… Maybe it’s because nowadays when I am here, I sort of am on a vacation. At least on a small weekend type.

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Green Start


I have to admit, lately work and thesis has been sucking out all the energy off me and I’ve had no time to give thoughts to my blog — or anything else. Weekends, when I could do something different, I’ve felt so washed-out I’ve only been wandering around half brain-dead.

But I’ve been actively reading other blogs, and what seems to be the energy and well-being secret of many lifestyle-bloggers right now, are green smoothies. I thought I’d give it a try. It can’t make me any less energetic, can it? So I made my first green smoothie ever.

I must admit, the taste of spinach in a smoothie wasn’t all that bad I had thought. The berries covered it quite nicely. Maybe this could work if I would make it every morning… At least some placebo-energy is starting to rise already! 😉

Mixed some berries, spinach, pear and avocado with oat milk.

Mixed some berries, spinach, pear and avocado with oat milk.

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